We hosted a very fun and excited event this week in Grenoble, where we are based. For the occasion, we put together an exhibition with 20 artists from the region. We asked them to create an illustration with the Slate on the following theme: “Reveal your inner child”. As you couldn’t all make it, we gathered all creations here for you to dive back into childhood as well!
But first, take a peek inside the party:
N O T A C A R E I N T H E W O R L D
The drawing represents my 6 year old nephew after teaching him canvas painting with brushes – and without. As he wouldn’t listen to my advice or directives, he basically taught himself by doing what he felt like. And this how I learned to draw, on my own, without limits and as freely as possible. Childhood offers the only interesting read about art in the sense that it hasn’t been formatted or taught yet. I love this spontaneity. It doesn’t exactly represent my childhood, but I didn’t fell like creating a self-portrait. I preferred to spend the afternoon with him, take a picture of him at the end and make a portrait.
C O C O O N
To avoid something too dark, I decided to represent a child surrounded by some of my favorite animals from when I was a kid (go figure why I was fascinated by these). They are not all there, but the idea is here. As I have always been passionate about animals and nature, I would seek comfort by watching them or learning about them.
C A L A V E R I T A
The calaveras remind me of my childhood in Latin America, when there were celebrations in my school. I lived there until I was 9.
Y U M M Y S E A S O N
Yummy Season represents Denis Carrier’s work very well. It is simple and elegant, while keeping this little twist to make the audience smile.
B Y T H E P O W E R O F M Y I N N E R C H I L D ! ! !
My innder child is still with me! We grow up together and it feeds on all my childhood dreams, my toys, my books… And everything we invent around.
Inspiration, imagination, pleasure… it all comes from here I think. And today, it is really useful for me to look at life and happily enjoy it!
. . . A N D W E C A N J U S T S A Y T H A T Y O U ‘ R E T H E C H I L D
Everything starts as if on paper or on my graphic tablet – between both… I place my paper on my Slate and launch the app. I pick the digital pencil, take the blue color, search in my boxes for a plastic ruler, look again for a wooden pencil on which I can place my ring and off I go!
A K I D ‘ S D R E A M
Travelling in a child’s imagination.
K I S S E S F R O M T H E T E C H N O D R O M E
Rocked by the light of the television, I have always been fascinated by cartoon villains. They are for me an inspiration to never get discouraged. For me the wicked are the true heroes.
Krang alone represents one of the heavyweights of the genre… and then I love brains! Quoting TMNT: Once the Technodrome is assembled, we can rule the planet.
Comic book artist
G O L D O R A K G O
The kid represents me, reading Goldorak’s adventures or other hero stories from our childhood. When reading these adventures, we were more open to projecting ourselves in these stories at the time, we lived them like our heroes lived them. This is why I drew myself on giant Goldorak’s shoulders. This is how I felt when reading these books. In one read I would turn into Aktarus…
B A C K T O T H E F U T U R E
This is something that has been following me ever since I was a kid and it will follow me until the end. When I unpack a coke flavoured lollypop, I am 10 years old again and I’m playing Red Pokemon on my Gameboy.
All good things come to an end…
Comic book artist
S C A R E C R O W
When I was younger, the TV show Scarecrow completely fascinated me. As soon night would fall, doctor Syd would turn into a frightening hero. All he had to do as let his silhouette appear on the scary horizon and I wouldn’t date to move an inch. This is how I got scared for the very first time in May 1988. And I remember I loved it.