About the artist
43 ansBorn / Works
Orsay / ParisEducation
Architecture studies at UP3, Versailles then ENSAD (Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs)Started working
Significant works, works in progress
Various works (posters, covers) for M83, Beck, DJ Hell, graphic identity for
Kreo Gallery and 12mail/Red Bull Gallery, Saatchi &
Saatchi New Director Showcase 2013, Social Club and more recently illustrations for Lui
magazine, as well as interior design for Le Fantôme, Paris.
How would you describe your style?
I try really hard not to have one.What are your main sources of inspiration (artists, graphic designers, etc.)?
What can you tell us about the work on display at ArtLigue?
It’s inspired by the gang of biker-clowns featured in Katsuhiro Otomo’s animated film Akira.
What was the creative process for these works? Is it consistent with your usual approach?
Reflection and formalization, which is how I usually work.Do you use different creative methods depending on the nature of the project (artistic, commission, experimental)?
I don’t really make any difference, but I prefer situations of commissions and exchanges.What is your view on graphic design today?
Do you believe there is a boundary between visual arts and graphic design? If so, where would you place it?
This is not the first time I’ve been asked - I really don’t know what to answer any more.
Should graphic design be included in the arts, or does it already belong there?
It belongs there.
Limited edition, numbered and signed.
Selected shows and awards
Graphisme et patrimoine, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, 2013
La Force de L’art, Grand Palais, 2006
Ugly Winners, Curator Aaron Rose et Christian Strike, Galerie du jour, Agnès b., Paris, 2006
Signes de la jeune création graphique en France, Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2001
«Entretien avec Laurent Fétis»,
Catherine de Smet, Emmanuel Berard, Les Cahiers du Musée National d’art
moderne, n°89 Automne. Éditions du Centre Pompidou, 2004
graphisme en France, Michel Wlassikoff/ Éditions Carré-Éditions des
Arts Décoratifs /• The Story of Graphic Design in France, Michel
Wlassikoff/ Ginko Press (USA), 2004
Elisabeth Arkhipoff, Laurent Fétis, textes de Gianni Romano, Hans Ulrich Obrist. Collection Gasbook
n°12, Design Exchange publishing Japon [Monograph], 2003
Le Design graphique, Alain Weill, collection découvertes, Gallimard, 2003
ABC+, Laurent Fetis, Éditions Die Gestalten Verlag, Berlin [Monograph], 2002
Portrait : © Matthew Frost