French illustrator Idir Davaine takes elements we all recognise – plants, parks, basketball courts – and mixes them with a digital twist. The result is a collection of pieces that are digitally ethereal, perceptible landscapes and objects that look almost like snapshots of another world.
Growing up in the Paris suburbs, Idir originally played soccer for a few years before developing his artistic talents at arts universities in both Strasbourg and Paris. Since then the artist concentrates upon painting and drawing for exhibitions alongside publishing. With Clément Vuillier and Sébastien Desplat, he co-founded collective 3FPJ, who organises exhibitions and publish books in collaboration with young illustrators and painters.
Despite the digital tendencies of Idir’s work, his pieces translate onto the printed page just as brilliantly. The numerous layers to the illustrator’s work elevate on paper, appearing slightly saturated or distorted exemplifying their other-worldly quality.
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