Mathilde Aubier is an artist, illustrator and graphic designer living and working in Le Mans, France. She likes to recycle old pictures, especially textures and human bodies, to create her own collages. Mathilde’s work is like muted surrealist short stories: “I have an instinctive approach in my artwork and don’t have any messages to deliver. I like the idea of creating poetic space, where you can escape from the reality for a while.” Mathilde Aubier is also the co-founder of the art and design studio ( Ma + chr ). Please visit artist’s website or follow her Tumblr for more discoveries. (Interview with artist by Artchipel Avr-2013)
Says James about the Rapture series: “This is explicitly symbolised in the Rapture series by the use of porn stars as the vehicle for the expression of this ‘spiritual’ emotion, the shedding of carnal bodies giving way to an abstract purity beneath. The idea of release from the material to the spiritual is apparent in many religions as if there were a divine soul trapped in our earthly bodies, this is analogous to contemporary imagery found in comic books specifically the way in which Clark Kent, a normal man, sheds his clothes to become a Superman”. Prints available at inprnt.