made in the dark
the art of amandine urruty
english & french texts
size : 28,7 x 21,8 cm
hard cover book, square binding
296 color & b/w pages
200 works reproductions
éditions cernunnos - 2023
Published for the exhibition The Model produced in 2023 by the arts factory gallery.
Foreword by Pacôme Thiellement, contributions by Philippe Katerine, Stéphane Blanquet,
Thomas Bernard & David Cantolla, co-founder of the art collection Solo in Madrid.
Amandine Urruty was born in 1982, she lives and works on her bed, with a suit case full of pens always nearby. After studying at University for long years and a brief career in underground music, Amandine Urruty spreads her repertoire of beasts and her gallery of weird characters on all kind of mediums.
As she uses technics of traditional drawing, close to engraving, Amandine Urruty offers us a cheerful gallery of deviant portraits, associating grotesque outfits with baroque decorum which miraculously reconcile lovers of alchemistic symbolism to young ladies with too much make up.Indeed, Amandine Urruty builds her images like we would wander in the alleys of a Sunday flea market, borrowing to the mass of objects and to second hand toys their fundamental ambivalence, being wicked and peaceful, decorative and saturated at the same time.
photo credits : tomtomphotography