The Belgian artist Jean-Michel Folon was born in 1934 in Uccle near Brussels. He was an architecture student, but soon devoted himself to the art of drawing, first as a magazine illustrator then as a cartoonist. Folon soon created a cool, clean universe populated with anonymous characters who seem to float or slip into an indefinite, sometimes absurd world. Adopting stronger colours, Folon's work took a more pictorial turn towards the end of the Sixties. In 1969, his first one man show was held at the Lefèbre Gallery in New York. His imaginary universe and subtle criticisms of society grew into a graphic phenomenon, appearing on the covers of major French and American newspapers, posters and television broadcasts. People identified with Folon's etchings, screenprints and simple illustrations of a man lost in a concrete world, perplexed by arrows pointing in a thousand contradictory directions.
Jean Michel FOLON
La Rève du Pierre
600 x 900 image size
620 x 930 paper size
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