2010 Prix Canson®: Fabien Mérelle
Artist Fabien Mérelle’s delicate drawings revolve around insecurities and nightmares. His surreal images often feature himself as the main subject, and Mérelle doesn’t exactly paint himself in the greatest light. He’s seen naked, being attacked by giant bugs, and struggling to hold the weight of an entire elephant on his shoulders. It doesn’t look pleasant and the misery seems unavoidable.
While Mérelle’s drawings are self portraits, they speak to a larger audience. Anyone who has felt crippling anxiety, stress, or even just an unpleasant feeling will be able to relate to these heavily symbolic images. They are what nightmares are made out of – not the gruesome ones, of course, but the kind where you feel emotionally spent and groggy when you wake up.
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Antoine des Halles ZoomAntoine des Halles 28.2 x 21 cm
Écureuil ZoomÉcureuil Ink on paper - 21 x28.2 cm
In Utero ZoomIn Utero
La Caverne - First part ZoomLa Caverne - First part Ink on paper
Le Crabe ZoomLe Crabe
Le Dindon ZoomLe Dindon