Belgian graphic artists are making waves. Wave back!
Caroline Vermeir (°1989) also known as Studio Caro is a visual artist and 3D illustrator based in Antwerp. She has been working freelance since 2015 for a variety of awesome clients, going from national tv stations (VRT/VTM) to a newspaper called De Morgen, for which she illustrates a portrait each week since 2019.
Her work focuses mostly on pop culture and movie posters, using 3D illustration (Cinema4D & Octane) and digital painting (iPad Pro & Procreate/Adobe Photoshop & Wacom Cintiq) as her favourite techniques.
Originally graduated as a graphic designer with a Masters Degree in Fine Arts (Sint Lucas Antwerpen 2012), her love for design never died but currently plays more of a secondary role in her mostly illustrated work.
If Caroline had a time machine, she'd be hanging out somewhere around 1985 most of the time. Blasting tacky new wave bands drowing in sweet neon-coloured melancholy
Splash!001 - Yummy & Splash!002 - Callboys
Rutger Van Parys
Rutger Van Parys (°1988) is an illustrator and graphic designer Based in Tielt, Belgium. His work consists mainly of editorial, commercial and children's book illustrations in a variety of styles (traditional and digital).
His editorial illustrations can be found in - among others - Visie, Femma magazine and Basis. He is the in-house illustrator for Gevaert Graphics and The Bassets Craft Distillery.
He graduated in 2009 with a Bachelor's degree in Crossmedia Design, yet his passion for Film and Art goes back even further, starting with him creating watercolor paintings of scenes from 'The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring'. Rutger's favorite pastime is sketching and painting in his home studio while listening to his soundtrack collection on vinyl.
When he's not drawing you can find him playing with his daughter while spinning the family favorite: 'the Land before Time' (James Horner).
Splash!004 - Cargo
Laurent Durieux (°1970) is a poster designer, illustrator and graphic designer.
Installed as an independent designer since 1994, he was noticed in 2011 thanks to the “François, à l'américaine” poster he created for an exhibition celebrating the work of director Jacques Tati. This poster allowed him to join the list of the two hundred best illustrators, established by the magazine Lürzer's Archive.
That year, his short animated film, “Hellville,” was selected for screening at several prestigious film festivals).
Laurent Durieux was then contacted by several American publishers and galleries, including the prestigious Mondo Gallery in Austin, Texas. His work is particularly appreciated by American directors, including Francis Ford Coppola, Steven Spielberg and Paul Thomas Anderson.
" Laurent Durieux beautiful work takes poster art to a high level. The images, which are stunningly executed, express ideas and themes of the movies he has chosen in new terms. They communicate much without words, and stand alongside the wonderful tradition of illustrative art." FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA
Splash!005 - Bullhead