French artist and illustrator Aurore de la Morinerie aims to simplify the visible world, stripping it bare through her hand, down to its essentials. Although the stroke may be quickly drawn, it is the result of a lengthy maturation process, as if the hand had conceptualized the gesture before putting brush to paper. Her line — airy yet powerful, incisive but also voluptuous, both austere and liberating — joins opposites without embroiling them. She meets the white of the page head on and helps it come into its own.
For her Travel Book on the Mediterranean Sea, Aurore de la Morinerie offers a set of drawings verging on abstraction that immerse us in the world’s largest inland sea and its ecosystem, from the deepest abysses up to the surface.
“Drawing and nature are both places for silence and contemplation, where I’ve found refuge since my childhood.”
- Aurore de la Morinerie
The Louis Vuitton Travel Book series sends renowned artists and promising young talents from around the world to destinations previously unknown to them. Through whatever form of expression they choose, and whether exploring remote wildernesses or cities that never sleep, each artist confronts an unfamiliar place sharpened by the surprise of the unknown or stimulated by the pleasure of rediscovery.