Joyful crowd scenes and vivid still lives, as painted by illustrator Léa Maupetit

Date
11 January 2016
Reading Time
1 minute read

Paris-based illustrator and printmaker Léa Maupetit paints people, dinner spreads, vases, fruits and zebras all in vivid shades of gouache and acrylic paint. Her personal work acts as a visual diary, and the series Pique-nique is a goodbye to the dog days of summer and her depiction of a tennis match lamenting how “it always end up in the same way”, with one player on the floor with her head in her hands. Léa’s bright compositions are brilliantly busy, communicating familiar narratives and tongue-in-cheek humour through their louche characters and copious amounts of arms in the air dancing.

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Léa Maupetit: Dancing, Dancing

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Léa Maupetit: Tennis Court

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Léa Maupetit: Still Life

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Léa Maupetit: Melon

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Léa Maupetit: Melon

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Léa Maupetit: Dancing, Dancing

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Léa Maupetit: Still Life

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Léa Maupetit: Still Life

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Léa Maupetit: Still Life

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Léa Maupetit: Pique-Nique

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Billie Muraben

Billie studied illustration at Camberwell College of Art before completing an MA in Visual Communication at the Royal College of Art. She joined It’s Nice That as a Freelance Editorial Assistant back in January 2015 and continues to work with us on a freelance basis.

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