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THE DREAMLIKE ILLUSTRATIONS OF MRZYK AND MORICEAU

by Ariadna Zierold

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The eccentric creative duo formed by Petra Mrzyk & Jean-François Moriceau are famed for their risqué, offbeat illustrations and have built a portfolio heavy on pop erotica out of their French studio.

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Their surreal, sometimes kaleidoscopic images play with body parts, black humour and innuendo, toeing the line between the dreamlike and the lustful in a way only France seems to cultivate.

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Using the bare bones of illustration their almost exclusively black and white line drawings are no less stirring for their simplicity, and between them they’ve built something of a cult following for their music video animations for musicians like Air and Sébastien Tellier.

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