After her graduation in Graphic Design from the Ateliers de Sèvres (Paris) and EPSAA, Caroline Andrieu has been the art director of Condé Nast Digital France, for Vogue and GQ websites during five years. In 2011, she joined GQ print magazine graphic studio and was promoted head of the iPad version.
Daughter of a French printer and a Slovakian librarian, the young artist has always been passionate about the print object and was drawn into two cultures. During her studies, her imagination was stimulated by Ingres’s classic drawings, surrealism (Dali or Hans Bellmer), contemporary art (Sophie Calle, Matthew Barney) or graphic novels (Charles Burns, Daniel Clowes). She gets inspiration from many major sources including contemporary photography or independent movies…
Since she joined Condé Nast, her interest for fashion has been expending. The illustrator focused on her practice of portrait – her family, faces of actors she finds in magazines- to the catwalks. Each season, she selects pictures from Paris, Milan, London or New York and she offers her vision. « What interests me is to liven up the sensuality of materials, of colors, to translate the model’s expressions and sophistication of the hairstyles. Bring back a picture to Life. » Like silent movies’ actress, Lara Stone, Eniko Mihalik, Olga Sherer and the others, the model finds a personality. At first glance, those powerful and fleeting images looks like watercolours. Caroline realises it on large papers and uses colour pencils for the details and inks to boost the drawing and make it thicker.