Stepping in Marylou’s world where femininity, independence and female empowerment rule.
Marylou Faure opens her debut UK solo exhibition ‘Nobody’s Baby’ at ThePrintSpace Gallery.
On the 7th of February 2019, illustrator Marylou Faure opened her solo exhibition ‘Nobody’s Baby’ – an intimate exploration of femininity which celebrates body-confident and independent women.
By using bold colours and a graphic style, the artwork brings into focus the power and mental strength of Marylou’s characters.
Named after a song lyric which inspired the artist, ‘Nobody’s Baby’ portrays women in private moments of reflection and solitude and offers a glimpse into the female psyche.
The nakedness of Marylou’s heroins is a pure expression of shameless self-love which cannot be confused with sexuality. It demonstrates their freedom and their independence, both in a physical and psychological level.
The prints are eye-catching with bold usage of vibrant colours and thick, distinctive black lines. There is contrast both in the stark shapes which represent the delicate female form, and in the energy which exudes from the passive reflection of the characters. By using a clean, graphic approach to her art, Marylou aims to delivers a powerful message to her audience.
As Marylou explains,
“The idea behind my work is to show people that being confident can give you a sense of empowerment. I always try to present my female characters in a similar way – as strong and feminine, in the hope that some of their qualities will reflected on me, as well as my audience. My characters never care about what other people think about them and neither should we”.
‘Nobody’s Baby’ showcases empowerment and body-confidence by offering an intimate look into the very private world of the female mind.
The exhibition was held at ThePrintSpace Gallery.
Located on 74 Kingsland Rd, it was open to the public until the 27th of February 2019.
Originally from France, Marylou completed her Masters in Art Direction and Graphic Design at L’ESAG Peninghen in Paris before moving to London in 2012.
She has since collaborated with global brands (Spotify, Deliveroo, Lush, ASOS - just to name few) and agencies, providing illustration for a broad range of digital and print projects.
Specialising in character design, bold colours and hand-written typography, Marylou aspires to create artwork that invokes joy with her cheeky and playful style.
Above all, Marylou believes in using her skills for good and enjoys working on projects for a strong social or ethical cause.
Website: www.maryloufaure.com Instagram: @maryloufaure