Laurence Mosneron Dupin
It is by perfecting her art in a drawing studio that Laurence Mosneron Dupin, painter and illustrator, met la Maison Pierre Frey.
A panoramic wallpaper
A graduate in decorative painting, her vocation as an artist was born from her admiration for the works of Paule Marrot, whose famous flowery cotton prints she admired as a child. In 2015, Laurence Mosneron Dupin presented "Retour de Voyage" to Patrick Frey, , with a cabinet of curiosities that she transformed, under his advice, into a painting with a more ethnic connotation, to adapt it to the collection of fabrics and wallpapers inspired by Aboriginal art. This drawing was then part of the works exhibited at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs during the Pierre Frey exhibition: "Tissus Inspirés"
Then followed Circus, Bonne pêche, Lisboa, Haute Courre, Gustave or the Marché de Guizhou which launched in collections and were developed into fabrics, wallpapers or panoramics.
Sahara, a new panoramic created by Laurence Mosneron Dupin, was commissioned by Pierre Frey's creative studio. The artist, whose painting usually resides in an abundance of details, accepts the challenge and draws emptiness instead of profusion: the line must be clean, the proportion perfect, attention to the slightest error...
Another challenge, Laurence Mosneron Dupin, who usually uses pencil, acrylic paint or watercolour, chooses pastel to reveal the material of the desert and work with sand! The warm-coloured pastel strokes, which she then sculpts with her finger, give the movements depth and various shades of the dunes. Pierre Frey's creative studio, combining the talent with that of the artist, decided to highlight this luminosity and chose to print the drawing on a textile with metallic reflections to accentuate the effect of the sun's reflections.
“Patrick Frey gave me the opportunity to work in directions that are not my own,” says Laurence Mosneron Dupin. I discovered spaces that I had not chosen to do, territories on which I would never have gone alone...” It is precisely this complicity with the artists, the deep respect for their art and the trust invested in them that characterizes the work of the Pierre Frey design studio.
Laurence Mosneron Dupin's granddaughter's dream of one day drawing fabrics and wallpaper is no longer just a dream ...