« French artist and illustrator, Aurore de La Morinerie graduated as a fashion designer from the Ecole supérieure des Arts appliqués Duperré, in Paris. At the same time, she attends class of calligraphy and Chinese paint during several years. This education, to which she dedicates herself, leads her in China and Japan.
This training is determining in the construction of her style which favors the rapidity of execution and the precision, freeing her work of any narrative and trivial aspect. She attempts to transcribe the inner essence of beings and things in a more allusive than descriptive way. Besides, using of the technique of the monotype, she plays with the random which disrupts and to enriches the rigor of her line. Her work often tends towards abstraction in particular within the framework of orders related to the fields of furniture design and architecture.
Her success as a fashion illustrator is confirmed in the beginning of the 1990’s. She works for Hermès, Alaïa, Chanel, Cartier, Rick Owens for French newspaper Le monde and its weekly supplement issue, the Paris and US edition of Vogue as for the American and British issues of Harper’s Bazaar. The Sofitel Group, Le Méridien Etoile and more recently, Nieman Marcus department stores call for on her talent regularly.
In parallel, Aurore de La Morinerie draws illustrations for literary and children books. She also devotes herself to the painting of landscape and fauna.
She takes part in exhibitions organized by the Gallery Bartsch & Chariau (London, Design Museum 2010, Hamburg Kunst und Gewerbe Museum 2015…).
In 2011 and 2015, the Palais Galliera, in Paris, places to her order of a series of monotypes to illustrate the catalogue of the exhibition dedicated to Azzedine Alaïa as well as a set of drawings presented and reproduced in the catalogue of the exhibition about the wardrobe of the Countess Greffulhe.
Ten works of the artist are part of the permanent collections of the Graphic Arts of the Palais Galliera.”
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