French Artist Duo Makes use of Colourful Paper To Carry Scenes From Well-known Literary Works To Life


Zim & Zou are a French artist duo, who keep away from pc design and create lovely installations utilizing supplies like paper, wooden, and thread. Nevertheless, although the artists’, whose actual names are Lucie Thomas and Thibault Zimmermann, use many alternative supplies to create their artwork, the one they like probably the most is paper – and also you higher consider they will do some magical issues with it.

“Paper conjures up them for its versatility, infinite vary of colours and distinctive textures. The flat paper sheets changed into quantity are giving an set up the poetry of ephemeral materials,” say the artists on their web site. The duo labored with many well-known corporations, equivalent to Hermès, IBM, and Microsoft, and for his or her newest venture, Zim & Zou teamed up with Nobel Prize Museum of Sweden to create a sequence of scenes from well-known literary works, titled “Sharing worlds”.

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The artists created installations primarily based on two books: “Kristin Lavransdatter”, written by Sigrid Undset, and “One Hundred Years of Solitude” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

“Kristin Lavransdatter” written by Sigrid Undset

“The paintings for ‘Kristin Lavransdatter’ written by Sigrid Undset (revealed in 1920) was handled like a panorama. It’s a tribute to the Norway of the 14th century. The scene is going down round Trondheim Cathedral which is a key place within the story.”

“The 2 characters, dealing with one another on the high of the mountains, are Kristin Lavransdatter and Erlend Nikulausson, her lover. Between them, there’s the town and all of the forces that makes their relationship each sophisticated and exquisite.”

“One Hundred Years of Solitude” written by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

“The idea of the paintings for ‘One Hundred Years of Solitude’ written by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (revealed in 1967) was centered on the home the place the entire story takes place and which can be the place the place all of the household generations lived.”

“The home, very closed on itself and surrounded by vegetation, is nearly hidden from the world. Small key recurring components of the story are additionally hidden within the dense vegetation round the home.”

The installations are at present on show within the ‘Nobel Prize in Literature’ exhibition in Dubai