Agape Charmani for Art-Sheep
Filled with references to noir films and surrealism, Pierre Mornet‘s works depict women and children in vintage clothes and scenery. Balancing between worlds of fantasy and reality, Mornet’s characters draw from retro aesthetics, while they are driven by notions of melancholy and impassivity.
The Paris-based artist invites the viewer into a world of sad figures, uncertain of who they are and what they are looking for. Influenced by artists such as Frida Kahlo and Gustave Klimt, the artist constructs his characters with beautiful big facial characteristics accompanied by a complex mentality. Moody but elegant these figures are stuck in an atmospheric, romantic universe without will and courage to take action. Mornet’s illustrations create a series of beautiful but sorrowful scenes where anything is possible but nothing is functional.