Kitty CrowtherFace the Day
Fotokino from Marseille will be at Peinture Fraiche on Thursday 16 November, accompanied by Belgian illustrator and author Kitty Crowther for a presentation of her book Face the Day.
The event will take place at 9 rue Lesbroussart from 6-9pm.
A renowned author and illustrator, Kitty Crowther often expresses herself through books that have become classics on children’s bookshelves.
Her work has won numerous awards, including the prestigious Astrid Lindgren Prize in 2010. In recent years, however, she has given her work greater freedom, developing it outside the realm of books through exhibitions and collaborations.
In 2021, during the second confinement period, she embarked on a series that was not originally intended for publication. No doubt in response to the need to see faces and question the human form, she drew dozens of heads which, two years later, made up a body of almost 150 drawings. For each of these heads, an identical protocol, similar tools. But there is an infinite diversity of expressions, looks, attitudes, hairstyles and colours that evoke the richness of the human face – even when these characters are dressed in totally imaginary finery.
The book Face the Day, published by Fotokino, will reproduce around a hundred of these drawings, along with a selection of monotypes made during a residency at the RLD studios in 2022.
Published by Fotokino
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