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Tout va bien
Stéphan Landry [see all titles]
Edition Patrick Frey [see all titles]
Stéphan Landry Tout va bien
Texts by Julie Enckell Julliard, Stéphanie Serra, Joana Neves.

Graphic design: Adeline Mollard.
published in June 2017
bilingual edition (English / French)
18 x 25,5 cm (softcover)
288 pages (200 color ill.)
€52.00
ISBN: 978-3-906803-44-9
EAN: 9783906803449
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Catalogue dedicated to illustrator Stéphan Landry, a key player of the Swiss art scene in the 1990.
Advertising slogans, punning neon signs, chocolate brand and movie studio logos – Stéphan Landry's variegated world of fiction and commerce is a Hollywood idyll in which, as the slogan goes, “Tout va bien”. On sheets of A3 paper during and after his training in Geneva, on squared loose-leaf during his wanderjahre, then softened recycled paper due to dire straits, Landry created a veritable Warholian alphabet executed in techniques ranging from gouache, ink, glaze, synthetic varnish to Tipp-Ex.
The happiness industry may pitch the bright side of life as loudly as it likes: Landry bares its underlying mechanisms by means of exaggeration, turning his pop art into an intimate portrait of the artist and his everyday environs. Landry's signature mischievousness is all over his iconic works, and he invests them with a sensuality that is less sumptuous than explicit. And yet there they are, anonymous and isolated from the world, silhouettes frail as those by Markus Raetz.
Published following the exhibition “Tout va bien – M/2 et Stéphan Landry”, Musée Jenisch, Vevey, Switzerland, from March 31 to June 11, 2017.

See also M/2, Vevey – 1987-1991.
Stéphan Landry (1960-2009) is a Swiss illustrator. His intimate and often small-sized drawings reveal the acuteness of the eye of an artist with a very great sensitivity, who perceives the world in all its complexity. He drew the majority of his work from personal notebooks he kept while living in Rome in 1998.