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Introducing Gianluca Folì

We are delighted to announce that Début Art now represents Italian illustrator Gianluca Folì. Gianluca Folì is an award-winning illustrator who lives and works in Rome. He likes pizza but doesn't play the mandolin. In more than 20-years of his career, Gianluca has pursued a path of study, of gaze, of search for his own intimate vocabulary. He explores the connection with things, visually referencing the objective correlative in the poetry of Thomas Eliot and Eugenio Montale which clearly represents emotions through things and the breaking of the boredom of everyday life. Gianluca's images stem from this narrative, transformed into shapes and colours by an alchemical process, with elegant momentum and modulation of the visual. The creative force of his images is balanced by a tightrope walking technique, in a happy and magical balance between drawing and color, between reality and the surreal. The arrival at a more direct code, made of synthesis and simplification, suggesting and ev...

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Xinmei Liu / 'Growing up Under a Red Flag'

'Growing Up under a Red Flag', a memoir of surviving the Chinese cultural revolution by Ying Chang Compestine with cover and a internal art illustrated by Xinmei Liu . The book is available to preorder now on the Penguin Random House website - https://rb.gy/muhd79

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BSME Awards 2023 Shortlist

In this years BSME Awards we are pleased to announce three Debut Art represented artists have been selected for the shortlist of 'Cover of the Year - Consumer'. The artists are; Lisa Sheehan, Justin Metz and Peter Crowther. The full awards shortlist can be seen here.

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American Illustration Awards Winners

We're very pleased to announce that the following Début Art represented artists have all been selected as winners at the recent American Illustration Awards; Christian Gralingen, Justin Metz, Peter Strain, The Red Dress, Viktor Koen and Xinmei Liu.

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Alan Berry Rhys / Pacifico

Alan Berry Rhys was commissioned to create a series of pinball table glass designs for Pacifico. The final working machines form part of a bar tour in the US to promote Pacifico Clara. You can see more of Alan’s work here

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Chris Labrooy / Breitling

Chris Labrooy was commissioned by Breitling watches to create a series of images to promote their Top Time classics range. Chris’ images form a retro futuristic California road trip with the Shelby Cobra Top Time Watch and were used across social media by Breitling. More of Chris' work can be seen here

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Deb JJ Lee / BMW

Deb JJ Lee was commissioned by BMW to create an illustration to celebrate, show solidarity and reinforce their commitment to diversity over Pride month. The illustration is being used across all of BMW’s social channels through out Pride month. You can see more of Deb's work here

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Début Art is proud to have been appointed to act as artists' representatives (agents) by a highly selected grouping of some of the world's finest and most original illustrators, motion artists, motion studios and illustrative designers. Début Art represents over 140 outstanding, highly artistic individuals and studios working around the world across almost all visual communications fields including: advertising, design, corporate, experiential, book publishing, magazine publishing and educational publishing.

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