[Translate to english:] Illustration © Chris Riddell 2004 aus Jonathan Swift’s “Gulliver” nacherzählt von Martin Jenkins (Walker Books)

[Translate to english:] Illustration © Chris Riddell 2004 aus Jonathan Swift’s “Gulliver” nacherzählt von Martin Jenkins (Walker Books)

Mittwoch 17. Februar 2016 19.30 Uhr
Exhibition Opening
Entrance Hall

In Search of Perfected Eccentricity

The bizarre protagonists and fantastical worlds of Chris Riddell Chris Riddell has an unmistakable distinctive style – both modern and traditional. With a fast, steady line, yet a lot of attention to detail, the current British “Children’s Laureate” sketches and draws fantastical worlds that are inhabited by bizarre creatures, sinister villains, and compelling heroes. He has illustrated more than 150 books such as Kathryn Cave’s successful picture book “Something Else”, Jonathan Swift’s “Gulliver’s Travels” and Neil Gaiman’s dark Snow White / Sleeping Beauty fairy tale. Together with the popular author Paul Stewart he has created the internationally bestselling series “The Edge Chronicles”. For more than 20 years Chris Riddell has been active as a political cartoonist for the renowned British Sunday newspaper “The Observer”.In his first solo exhibition in Germany, Chris Riddell presents a wide section through his multi-faceted work. Numerous black-and-white and coloured original illustrations invite visitors to go on adventurous journeys into more or less fantastical universes.


Copyright Illustrations:
© 2004 Chris Riddell
From JONATHAN SWIFT’S GULLIVER by Martin Jenkins & Illustrated by Chris Riddell
Reproduced by permission of Walker Books Ltd, London SE11 5HJ
www.walker.co.uk
© 2006 Chris Riddell from The Emperor of Absurdia (Macmillan Children’s Books)
© 1994 Chris Riddell from Something Else Text: Kathryn Cave (Viking)

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