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Laurène Boglio

Laurène Boglio

“Each one of my GIFs is linked to something that happened in my life that I didn’t understand, flabbergasted me, or at least caught enough of my attention to make me think about it. I like to think they’re all part of a therapy. And just like a therapy, they take a lot of time to make, as I like to do them frame by frame, the old-fashioned way.”

Laurène Boglio is a timeless classic. With her black ink and a clean white sheet of paper, she captures the fascinating oddballs of humanity. This self-proclaimed geek spends a lot of time on the internet, sifting through Pinterest and Instagram. Her friends are a constant source of inspiration. They weave a community of surprises and hilarity that often makes its way into each of these bold illustrations.

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Boglio was born in Annecy, France. Now residing in London, she spends her days working on her computer. She breaks up work with GIF-making, an artistic process that provides her a break. Her brilliance flows from the tip of her Muji pens.

Boglio spends her nights watching The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

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Boglio has always been inspired by the work of Joseph Mallard William Turner. While she isn’t a huge fan of color, she admires his ability to capture light and simple color. She finds it endlessly fascinating.

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One of her major influences and guilty pleasures is vampires. Boglio has always enjoyed them, and she doesn’t really know why.

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“I like the mesmerizing effect GIFs create. You can stare at GIF for a very long time without even realizing it. It also allows you to add an element of surprise to your drawings.”

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Boglio loves drawing on airplanes. There, no one can disturb you, and to her, it feels special. Flying through the air is a process that feels so incredible and not normal to Boglio. Drawing on a plane feels like creating in a parallel world.

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Boglio’s monochromatic illustrations and use of the negative space create bold environments and shadowy detail.

Do you have a favorite daydream, mantra, or saying that’s important to you?

“I think I’m dumb, or maybe just happy.” —Nirvana

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Feeling yourself and feeling this artwork. Follow Laurène on Instagram.

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