PARIS | Les Arts dessinés

6 > 29 Oct 2022


From 6 to 29 October 2022, the Huberty & Breyne - Les Arts dessinés gallery is delighted to be hosting a double exhibition dedicated to the work of two talented artists, illustrators and comic book creators Jean-Claude Götting and François Roca.

On display will be a combination of plates, illustrations and original drawings that demonstrate the duo's creative approach to drawing, the originality of their ideas and their sheer technical brilliance.   

François Roca was born in Lyonin 1971. He studied at the National School of Applied Arts and Crafts Olivier de Serres, in Paris, and later at the Émile Cohl School, in Lyon, where in 1990 he met the author and illustrator Fred Bernard, who was to become his regular compagnon de route.

Roca?s first illustrations appeared in Je bouquine and he made a name for himself as a children's illustrator with Solinké du grand fleuve (written by Anne Jonas and published by Albin Michel Jeunesse) in 1996, followed by La Reine des fourmis (published by Albin Michel, with text by Fred Bernard). Roca has published more than 20 other albums in collaboration with Fred Bernard, with the latest, Solveig, due from Albin Michel Jeunesse in November of this year. Since 2017, Roca has been producing the illustrations for texts by Charlotte Moundlic, including Le Papa de Simon and Blanche-Neige. In 2017, he was made a Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.

Maudits is Roca?s first exhibition at the Les Arts dessinés gallery, which is showing (in their entirety) the illustrations from three of his children's books ? Blanche-Neige, A l'Ombre de Barbe-Bleue and Dracula.

Private view: Wednesday 5 October 2022, from 6pm to 9pm, in the presence of the artists.

Works available to view online from Thursday 6 October 2022.