If you’ve seen this year’s Spectrum cover you might recognize the work of this month’s artist spotlight recipient: Bastien Lecouffe Deharme. Bastien, or B for short, is a young french illustrator of the sci-fi and fantasy genre. With his signature dark themes, Bastien offers us an intriguing look at the female form filtered through the subtle lens of abstraction. His painterly technique—often indistinguishable from traditional medium despite being digital—gives his creations a hauntingly ethereal quality. In fact, when one looks at the full breadth of his work, one wonders if he isn’t paying homage to Lise Deharme, famous surrealist muse and great grandmother of Bastien.
Though a native of France, Bastien now lives in the United States. When he’s not teaching digital painting classes, he illustrates book covers for the likes of Chuck Palahnuik, Clive Barker, and Tor Books. A sequel to his acclaimed graphic novel, Memories of Radio City, is currently in the works. To see more of his incredible work, be sure to visit his official website http://www.roman-noir.com/ and follow him on facebook.
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