Benjamin Lacombe

Mar 25

A little over a year ago now, I came across the work of the talented young artist Benjamin Lacombe. A graduate from the École nationale supérieure des arts décoratifs in Paris, Benjamin’s initial interest was of illustrating comics before going on to illustrate and publish numerous children’s books.
His artwork brings to mind the pop-surrealist style, an art movement such artists as Mark Ryden have brought into maintstream culture. Colourful and child-like while evoking a darker, macabre subtext, Benjamin’s beautiful illustrations show a skill and sensitivity to detail far beyond his years.

When I saw he had published a flamenco inspired book  ‘La Mélodie des Tuyaux’, I knew I had found the perfect gift for my sister, Kara, who is an artist and professional flamenco dancer.  The book is gorgeously illustrated and the colours and mood of the book are fantastic. It even comes with it’s own musical CD. I also had to treat myself to getting ‘La Petite Socière’ which I love reading – and has been great help in improving my French ^-^
Below are a few pictures of ‘La Melodie des Tuyaux‘ with my sister Kara.

Visit Benjamin’s Website here

Visit Benjamin’s Blog here

Benjamin’s books are available to purchase at Lamarelle as well as at Amazon.


4 Responses to “Benjamin Lacombe”

  1. Natalia says:

    Fantastic and dynamic illustrations! Beautiful photography of your sister too, very pretty, and suits the mood of this particular book La Mélodie des Tuyaux’!

  2. Jen Fitzpatrick says:

    Thanks for introducing me to him! Beautiful work. There sure is a lot of great work coming out of France!

  3. Kara says:

    Nice writeup Cori! I really do love this book 🙂

  4. Hansel says:

    Pictures are lovely 🙂

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