PINK IS EVIL /EVIL IS PINK – Ciou & Malojo
Published by Timeless Ed. – 2015 – France
30 x 40 cm – 32 pages in colours and b&w – Soft cover
Timeless Ed. presents 2 artists from its hometown Toulouse by editing this oversized artbook :
16 pages for Ciou and her witches + 16 pages for Malojo and his monsters celebrating Pink and Evil.
Ciou, was born in Toulouse in 1981, she actually works and lives in her home town, after living in Bruxelles and Paris. Suspended between dream and nightmare, her paintings consist of a base made of a collage of old papers, taken from old medical books, dictionaries, and nature manuals, where she uses acrylic and ink; creating her own personal mixed media. Ciou creates her own « necro-kawai » cosmology of characters mainly centered around witch-y nature burlesque girls and their strange animal companions. Her new works feature florescent psychedelic colors as a foil for her obsessive black line work. Her darkly charming works are creepy in a very playful way, a little bit of sweet and a little bit of sour in a friendly and dangerous world.
Malojo born in Bayonne (Bask Country), lives and work in Toulouse. Comics, cartoons and old monster’s movie posters are his first loves. Also fascinated by classic painters like Bosch, Bruegel or Caravage, they are as important to him as Tex Avery, Walt Dysney and Chuck Jones. The humor, sometimes cruel, of those cartoons characters as he loves the horrible scenes of religious painting. It came on his own to start painting funny monsters with tortured flesh and cute puppies with bad intentions.