Delphine Lebourgeois/ Delphine Lebourgeois

France 1976

Drawing

www.delphinelebourgeois.com

Delphine Lebourgeois
Delphine Lebourgeois
Female
France
1976

Delphine Lebourgeois is a London-based French illustrator whose work explores the power of crowds and the complexities of surviving as an artist.

Born in 1976, Lebourgeois graduated from the École Nationale des Beaux-Arts de Lyon in the Rhône-Alpes of France in 1998 and earned her Master’s degree in Illustration from Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts in England’s capital in 2005.

Giclée print on Hahnemuhle photorag paper – Limited edition – 2015

Art by Delphine Lebourgeois - Smoke V - Limited Edition - 2015 - Prints
Delphine Lebourgeois – Smoke V – Limited Edition – 2015

Delphine Lebourgeois’ drawings, created with a fine pen or pencils and later coloured with transparent inks, lead the viewers through a fanciful visionary world in which nothing is ordinary. She mixes mostly her own pieces with a tiny amount of found images when this suits the brief.

Her free-spirited works, full of poetic details and surreal elements, often show “army-like” groups of women who first acted as a metaphor for self-representation, illustrating the artist’s struggle to carve out time and space and survive as an artist. Thought the bodies of her subjects are replicated and organized in a geometrical way, their heads are different providing the image with content and allowing ideas such as solidarity and belonging to be conveyed.

Lebourgeois’ Art

Art by Delphine Lebourgeois - The Girl Has a Gun Series - 2013 - prints
Left: Delphine Lebourgeois – Shooter – 2013 / Right: Delphine Lebourgeois – Red Hoods – 2013

Delphine Lebourgeois’ work has been included in exhibitions at such galleries throughout London including Frameless Gallery, Hang-Up Gallery, Frameless Gallery, and Jeannie Avent Gallery, among others.

Some of the art fairs she has participated include the Affordable Art Fair, The Other Art Fair and at International Art fairs in Singapore, Hong Kong and New York.

Most recently her work was included in group show Dog Days at Hang-Up Gallery.

Recent Work

Art by Delphine Lebourgeois - Smoke Series - 2015 - prints
Delphine Lebourgeois – Flight – 2015

The artist is represented by Hang-Up Gallery in the UK.

Images Courtesy © Delphine Lebourgeois
Portrait Image Courtesy of Valerie Pezeron

YearExhibition TitleMuseum/GallerySolo/Group
2016London Art Fair, with Liberty GalleryLondonGroup
2016AAF Brussels, with Eyestorm & Liberty GalleryBrusselsGroup
2016AAF Battersea, with GAS GalleryBattersea, LondonGroup
2015HibernateHANG-UP Gallery, LondonGroup
2015AAF Battersea, with EyestormBattersea, LondonGroup
2015AAF New York, with EyestormNew YorkGroup
2015AAF Hong Kong, with EyestormHong Kong Group
2015AAF Hampstead, with GasHampstead, LondonGroup
2015AAF Singapore, with EyestormSingaporeGroup
2015AAF Toronto, with EyestormTorontoGroup
2015AAF Seoul, with EyestormSeoulGroup
2015AAF Stockholm, with EyestormStockholm Group
2015No Valentine Tonight, presented by Balthazart GallerySeven Dials Club, Covent GardenSolo
2015The Other Art FairVictoria House, LondonGroup
2015Dog DaysHANG-UP Gallery, LondonGroup
2015The Other Art Fair, 10th editionBrick LaneGroup
2014AAF Battersea, with Gas GalleryBattersea, LondonGroup
2014AAF New York, with EyestormNew YorkGroup
2014AAF Hong Kong, with EyestormHong Kong Group
2014AAF Hampstead, with GasHampstead, LondonGroup
2014AAF Singapore, with EyestormSingaporeGroup
2014The Other Art Fair, 7th EditionBrick LaneGroup
2013AAF Singapore, with EyestormSingaporeGroup
2013The Other Art Fair, 5th editionBrick LaneGroup
2013Summer show, The Art of CuriousityCurious Duke GalleryGroup
2013The Other Art FairAmbika, LondonGroup
2013RCA SecretRoyal College of Art, LondonGroup
2013AAF, with EyestormNew YorkGroup
2012The Other Art FairAmbika, LondonGroup
2012AAF Hampstead, with GAS GalleryHampstead, LondonGroup
2012Multiplied, EyestormChristies, LondonGroup
2012Group show, with GASFrameless Gallery, LondonGroup
2012The Other Art FairAmbika, LondonGroup
2012AAF, with GASBattersea, LondonGroup
2012London Art Fair, with EyestormIslington, LondonGroup
2012Illustrators 54Museum of American illustration, New York Group
2011The Other Art FairLondonGroup
2011AAF Hampstead Heath, with EyestormHampstead, LondonGroup
2011The Geoffrey harrison ProjectOrange Dot Gallery, londonGroup
2011Mail Art (Post Ray Johnson)A&D Gallery, LondonGroup
2011Show organised by ALBOAFrameless GalleryGroup
2011London Original Print Fair, with EyestormRoyal AcademyGroup
2011AAF, with ALBOABattersea, LondonGroup
2011Over the CoverFrameless GallerySolo