BY PAULINE DRAND AND ADRIEN HOUILLERE
June 23 - 6pm
Live drawing concert
@Alliance française de Colombo
Live drawing concert by Pauline Drand, singer-songwriter and Adrien Houillère, comic book artist and author of "Retrouver Ganesh" (Editions Delcourt, 2021). The concert will also be followed by the preview of Adrien's exhibition.
Both unclassifiable and accessible, Pauline Drand's art is driven by a timeless voice and a sharp poetic instinct. Since the release of her first EP in 2015, the Parisian singer-songwriter has been performing both as a soloist (voice, guitar, piano) and as a collective in various constellations, in France and internationally.
In conjunction with the release of her first studio album titled "Faits bleus" in 2018, she performs notably as an opening act for Benjamin Biolay, Bertrand Belin, Juliette Armanet, Clara Luciani, Aldous Harding, and performs at the Théâtre de la Ville, Kenilworth Arts Festival, La Maroquinerie, Maison de la Poésie, Divan du Monde, Carreau du Temple, and Point Éphémère. Finalist of the Inouïs du Printemps de Bourges in 2018 and of La Relève on France Inter in 2015, resident of the Cité Internationale des Arts de Paris in 2021, she is currently working on her next album, whose creation is nourished by the encounter with other forms of artistic expression, such as dance and visual arts.
Adrien Houillère is a comic book author. Born in 1987 in Caen, he lives and works in Besançon.
After gaining experience in the field of self-publishing, alternative publishing and comics using constrained writing (Polychromie with Polystyrene, 3#3 with The Hoochie Coochie, the Pantaléon series in collaboration with Léo Duquesne, etc.), he is publishing his first long graphic novel in 2019 with The Hoochie Coochie: Francolin, in which he tells the absurd story of a war veteran's homecoming journey and the friendship he forms with Henri, a chatty little mole.
In 2018, he met the French-Sri Lankan choreographer, Sarath Amarasingam. In 2021, he publishes Retrouver Ganesh, published by Delcourt, an intimate graphic novel resulting from this meeting and the discovery of the choreographer's work.
In addition to comics, he works as a poster artist and illustrator for the press, and has collaborated on the design magazine Azimut, has worked with the Club de Amigos del Cartel (a collective of Cuban graphic designers based in Havana), and is very interested in artisanal printing, as evidenced by his involvement in the creation of the Superseñor silk-screening workshop in Besançon.
To expand his skills, in 2022 he decided to become a professional chef.