THE STRANGE COLORS OF GILLES VRANCKX
Slovenian Cinematheque, Kinodvor
1. 4. – 22. 4. 2019
KURJA POLT Festival is proud to present an exhibition of selected works by Belgian artist Gilles Vranckx. The Brussels-based master of drawing and graphic design counts among the precious few artists keeping alive the once vibrant tradition of hand-drawn film posters, elevating the art form to new heights. Vranckx’s contemporary film posters draw their inspiration from seventies horror iconography and sixties psychedelia, merging techniques from the old masters of poster art with current forms of illustration to create the artist’s recognizable signature. His artwork is featured in books and on DVD and LP covers produced by the world’s leading genre and cult film labels, such as Arrow Films, Cult Epics and Mondo Macabro. He has created original film posters for cinema’s cults and classics, from Argento, Cronenberg, Lynch and Larraz to the works of Hitchcock, Buñuel, Lelouch and Wakamatsu. Perhaps most widely known are Vranckx’s iconic film posters for neo-giallo filmmaking duo Bruno Forzani and Hélène Cattet: Amer (2009), The Strange Color of Your Body’s Tears (L’étrange couleur des larmes de ton corps, 2013) and Let the Corpses Tan (Laissez bronzer les cadavres, 2017).
The exhibition combines commissioned works, personal projects and an examination of the artist’s working process, along with newly created works fresh from the drawing board.
The two-part exhibition on display at the Slovenian Cinematheque’s Silvan Furlan Hall and Kinodvor Gallery is part of the 6th KURJA POLT Genre Film Festival (9–14 April). The artist Gilles Vranckx is joining us in Ljubljana during the festival as our special guest.