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BASTIEN LECOUFFE - DEHARME
Bastien Lecouffe Deharme is a French visual artist, illustrator, digital painter and novelist, whose work is mainly in the science-fiction, cyberpunk and dark fantasy genre. He is the great grand child of Lise Deharme and Paul Deharme, important figures of theSurrealist artistic movement. In 2000 joins the Université de Haute Bretagne in Rennes (Brittany), where he studies Art. In 2006, he passed his Master of Fine Arts with honors; it is also around that time that he begins to work as an illustrator, mainly creating book covers. In 2007 he moves to Paris, where he worked as Artistic Director for the art gallery Le Cabinet des Curieux. There he organizes the shows Eros and Thanatos, Venus Robotica and Phantasms, as a trilogy. He also works on “Chroniques des Ombres” (Shadows Chronicles), an online animated graphic novel written by Pierre Bordage, as an Artistic Director and Lead Artist.
From there he keeps working as a freelance artist. He creates book covers for author such as Philip K. Dick, Clive Barker, Chuck Palahniuk, H.P. Lovecraft, Frank Herbert and many more. And he still work for french publishers such as Gallimard (Folio-SF), Pocket, Fleuve Noir and Mnemos among others. In April 2011, Bastien Lecouffe Deharme write and illustrates his first graphic-novel, Memories of Retrocity published by “Editions du Riez”. The novel also features some texts written by Alain Damasio and Gilles Osvald, and digital paintings created by Johann Bodin and Anders Lazaret.
Memories of Retrocity is acclaimed by the french critiques and is nominated for notorious awards, such as “Le Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire”. He currently lives in Portsmouth, Ohio, USA with his wife, Whitney Folsom.