The illusionary interior and architecturally driven drawings of Garance Vallée capture a certain kind of mystique. At times reminiscent of an Escher maze influenced by Memphis, Vallée has a technique and style that simultaneously touches modernity and nostalgia.
Well-rounded in the creative arts as an architect, illustrator, art director, and designer, her illustrations portray the variety of her talents within one space. Thick lines meet their thin counterparts forming angles and shapes that could be familiar interiors, but still feel slightly otherworldly.
Vallée’s streamlined style includes floating rooms one above another connected by a staircase here or a glass cylinder there. Vases with a selection of large leaves, Memphis-inspired patterns and chairs, and the occasional female figure graces the image. Her minimalist approach utilizes only black and white on colored papers, but there is a sense of maximalism in the collection of objects found within each room. Get lost in her illustrations, but be warned, you may find yourself re-decorating soon enough.
All images provided by the artist.