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Join world-renowned artist and picture book maker Oliver Jeffers for a one-off London event as he chats with Eliza Williams Editor, Creative Review about the power of storytelling through art.
The event will also introduce Oliver’s powerful new fable, The Fate of Fausto, which is a poignantly relevant tale about a man who acts upon his self-proclaimed domination of all he can see. Combining powerful poetic prose with traditional lithographic printmaking techniques created at prestigious French fine-art printing house Idem, Paris, Oliver Jeffers presents an ageless fable to appeal to all lovers of words and pictures.
Oliver will be signing copies of The Fate of Fausto after the event.
Oliver Jeffers is a visual artist and author working in painting, bookmaking, illustration, collage, performance and sculpture. Curiosity and humour are underlying themes throughout Oliver’s practice as an artist and storyteller. While investigating the ways the human mind understands its world, his work also functions as comic relief in the face of futility. Jeffers’ engagements and practice are truly international in scope.
His critically-acclaimed picture books have sold more than 12million copies worldwide and have been translated into forty-five languages. His original artwork has been exhibited at such institutions as the Brooklyn Museum in New York, the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin, the National Portrait Gallery in London, and the Palais Auersperg in Vienna.
Jeffers has been the recipient of numerous awards, including a New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Books Award, Bologna Rigazzi Award, An Irish Book Award, and a United Kingdom Literary Association Award. He has just released his seventeenth book as author and illustrator and has illustrated several others. Oliver grew up in Belfast, Northern Ireland; he currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
House of Illustration is the UK’s only public gallery dedicated solely to illustration and graphic art. Founded by Sir Quentin Blake it opened in July 2014 in King’s Cross, London. Its exhibition programme explores both historic and contemporary illustration and the work of defining and emerging illustrators, amplified by a vibrant programme of talks and events. A registered charity, House of Illustration supports and promotes new talent, commissions new work and has a pioneering learning programme delivered by professional illustrators. www.houseofillustration.org.uk