Maxime Giaquinto is a French artist born in 1991 at Roubaix, who draws from a very young age. He found his inspirations everywhere, and it doesn’t leave him anymore.

He used to go to a video club down the street when he was younger. He mainly watched horror movies with his big brother. While he watched the 1979 Alien movie, he got his first visual choc mostly because of H. R. Giger design for the alien. This talented scenographer would then influence Maxime's work, as did the biologist Ernst Haeckel. His line accuracy in his illustrations and artworks still fascinates him. Moreover, he was inspired by the (crazy) world of Tex Avery as well - including the Shadoks.

After he had done with France school, he went to Tournai in Belgium where he trained for illustration. Then he became interested in painting and particularly in engraving, and he continued his apprenticeship in Liège for a few years.

The creation of Cocoquelicots takes place while he was working with engraving. After he had done with France school, he went to Tournai in Belgium where he trained for illustration. Then he became interested in painting and particularly in engraving, and he continued his apprenticeship in Liège for a few years.

The creation of Cocoquelicots takes place while he was working with engraving. A Character was born out of the need for his creator — mostly a portrait painter — to distance himself from academic institutions. Cocoquelicots are insolent, mocking and colorful characters. The accompanying drips are made in automatic writing. The artist lets his hand run over the support to make the illustration more dense. The flat areas that dress the coconuts are painted in acrylic, whether in spray, in pots or in markers.

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COCOQUELICOTS - Board 1 - 2021

 

/ Technique : Spray et encre acrylique.

/ Unique piece / Handmade

 

325,00 €

  • Avalaible
  • Sent within 1 week after the end of the show

COCOQUELICOTS - Board 2 - 2021

 

/ Technique : Spray et encre acrylique.

/ Unique piece / Handmade

 

260,00 €

  • Avalaible
  • Sent within 1 week after the end of the show

COCOQUELICOTS - Board 3 - 2021

 

/ Technique : Spray et encre acrylique.

/ Unique piece / Handmade

 

195,00 €

  • Avalaible
  • Sent within 1 week after the end of the show

COCOQUELICOTS - Coco imp 01 - 2021

 

/ Technique : Spray et encre acrylique.
/ Sizes : 50 x 70 cm.

/ Unique piece / Handmade

 

169,00 €

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  • Sent within 1 week after the end of the show

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