From the spirit of pop art to that of illustration, this new section allows for promoting at the Salon d’Automne multiple forms of artistic expressions, too long estranged from dominant currents of art history.
Anti-conformist approaches, bright colours, an asserted sense of humour, subversion of themes, depictions close to comics, so many specificities that characterise these works of diverse trends, regrouped for the first time in 2022 under the “Pop illustration” section. However, there is an important specificity: only original works are presented. Even though the inspiration sources are diverse and the themes multiple, the employed techniques remain essentially classical; these artworks are rightly at their place at the Salon d’Automne.
Translated by Gabriel Barnagaud