Mondo just held their MONDO MYSTERY MOVIE in Los Angeles last week and attendees were treated to the news that their gallery in Austin, Texas would be hosting a solo show for the gifted Belgium artist, Laurent Durieux. Today, we received the official press release along with some images.
Hot on the heels of the Los Angeles Mondo Mystery Movie event this past weekend where Laurent Durieux’s stunningly creative Die Hard print was unveiled, Mondo is pleased to announce the artist’s first solo show at the gallery in Austin, TX (4115 Guadalupe Street), beginning on February 7, 2014 at 7:00 PM and running through March 1. Durieux will offer new and exciting renditions of classic films like Back to the Future, The Birds & Forbidden Planet to name a few.
Durieux was born in Belgium and studied graphic design at the College of Advertising and Design in Brussels. After over 20 years as an illustrator, he made his way into the world of screen-printed movie posters, creating new art for films such as The Iron Giant and King Kong.
“The bloody beak of the crow is a direct reference to the scene where the neighbour is found in his bedroom by Jessica Tandy with his eyes missing. I originally wanted to place an eyeball in the crow’s beak, but I thought it was a bit too gory for a Hitchcock movie… so I toned it down a notch. I really love the variant on this one,” said Durieux.
“Man, I love this movie! So retro-futuristic, so naive, so kitsch! That’s really my dope! Robby the Robot is iconic which is why I had to put it as THE star of the movie poster. The original poster is just sublime, the colours are just so vibrant, and so I tried to emulate that impression on my own take of this science fiction classic. This poster is the piece that took me the longest to finish, almost 2 months! I think it was worth the effort and the number of layers!” said Durieux.
This show is going to be something special and I wasn’t kidding when I said, “Time to book your tickets to Austin, Texas!” Laurent will be in attendance at the show. Follow Mondo Austin on TWITTER for updates. (I wish I hadn’t sold one of my kidney’s for the XBOX One, I’m gonna need every penny for this show!)