23.03.2017  •  Illustration NEWS

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Hej, Paris – IKEA congratulates on the 20-year anniversary of Parisian concept store COLETTE with a fine selection of international illustrators – we met up with HELL'O from Brussels during a live painting session

Paris concept store COLETTE has its 20th anniversary and celebrates it with an IKEA Art Collection. Twelve international artists designed a poster for the limited edition. On the top floor of its stores, IKEA presents from 20 March the unusual cooperation in a pop-up studio and invites selected artists to paint live.

It kicked off with Brussel-based creative duo HELL'O, aka Jérôme Meynen and Antoine Detaille, with their work 'We Are One', whom we met at the signing session.  “The idea was to create a mix between humans and animals in a positive way, to paint a character built from several funny heads. This is painted in a very colorful set with a lot of patterns influenced by a combination of African tribal, Memphis design and pop culture. We try to translate and merge our separate visions into the same drawing. Most importantly, we hope it makes you smile.”

The beautifully illustrated prints are also on high-quality paper and come in a limited art box packaging – plus every limited poster is available in the equally limited IKEA bag. Instead of yellow and blue, it radiates in Colette colors – white with blue polka dots. The posters are also available at IKEA from April.

Hell’O is made up of two outstanding artistic talents who emerged almost twenty years ago in Brussels. Jérôme Meynen and Antoine Detaille have produced an astonishing array of drawings featuring creatures which may at first seem graphically pleasing and simply imaginative, but which on closer examination often reveal profound symbolism.

Here on GoSee, we bring you several photos and further works from HELL'O. Further information is available from Colette, and here is the program for you:

Hell’o 20 – 22 March : Hell’O is made up of two outstanding artistic talents who emerged almost twenty years ago in Brussels. Jérôme Meynen and Antoine Detaille have produced an astonishing array of drawings featuring creatures which may at first seem graphically pleasing and simply imaginative, but which on closer examination often reveal profound symbolism.

Kevin Lyons 23 – 25 March : Kevin Lyons is an illustrator, designer and creative director renowned for his trademark artistic Monsters. His background includes work for some of the world’s most visually progressive companies, including market leaders such as Nike, Converse, Adidas, Google TV and now, IKEA.

Amandine Urruty 27– 29 March : Amandine Urruty is a French-born master of traditional drawing known for her ability to create cheerful galleries of deviant beasts.

Amit Greenberg 30 March – 1 April : Amit Greenberg’s work seeks to channel what he calls ‘the energy from nature around us’ into his art. Using a variety of media, Amit expresses his desire to alter reality into a fantastic place.