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Illustrator PERRINE HONORÉ Simply Cheerful on Torrassa in Barcelona

Posted on August 11, 2018

As you know the influence of the Memphis design movement is again fully present as the spirit of the 1980s Milanese architect and designer Ettore Sottass has captured the imagination of many young creatives who have tired of mid-century modern.

Perrine Honoré. Contorno Urbano Foundation. 12 + 1 Project. Torrassa, Hospitalet de Llobregat. Barcelona. August 2018. (photo © Clara Antón)

French illustrator, graphic designer and mural artist Perrine Honoré fills her days with drawing figures, flora, and scenes of domestic simplicity with the same panache of those early Memphis designers who valued form over function, played with proportion, and stacked striped, dotted, saturated pop colored geometric shapes adjacent to and on top of one another.

Perrine Honoré. Contorno Urbano Foundation. 12 + 1 Project. Torrassa, Hospitalet de Llobregat. Barcelona. August 2018. (photo © Clara Antón)

The style and world view is a frank form of communicating the complexities of life and relationships without the guile or intrigue, and certain audiences are responding positively to a sort of naïve optimism amidst the chaotic, often negative, news cycle that dominates discourse at the moment.

During August at the open-air art gallery called 12 + 1 in Barcelona, Honoré paints her cheerful vision in “El Barrio” (Torrassa). “Between abstraction and illustration, the idea is to leave the public free to interpret the work as they wish,” she says in a typical show of spontaneity.

Perrine Honoré. Contorno Urbano Foundation. 12 + 1 Project. Torrassa, Hospitalet de Llobregat. Barcelona. August 2018. (photo © Clara Antón)

With formal training in Sweden, Paris, and Barcelona in Fashion Design, graphic design, and illustration, her lines are confident and precisely curvilinear, with a degree of playful insouciance.

Guess it is time to relax, right? – most of Europe is on holiday right now anyway.

Perrine Honoré. Contorno Urbano Foundation. 12 + 1 Project. Torrassa, Hospitalet de Llobregat. Barcelona. August 2018. (photo © Clara Antón)

Perrine Honoré. Contorno Urbano Foundation. 12 + 1 Project. Torrassa, Hospitalet de Llobregat. Barcelona. August 2018. (photo © Clara Antón)


Check out Perrine Honoré’s recent exhibition “Intimidad Simbiótica” in the gallery @miscelaneabcn and her video tour on Instagram


Learn more about the Contorno Urbano Foundation and their 12 + 1 Project here.

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