About

ABOUT

Agathe Toman is a young french illustrator, painter and visual artist based in Biarritz, South of France, but she grew up in Paris. Self-taught illustrator, she mainly uses biro pen and acrylic mate paintings, on large formats most of the time. Hope, inevitability, love, fate, poetry, dream, death, mother nature, the sky and the moon, all blend in her body of work. Her artist world is only black and white. Black represents both contrasts, lights, darkness, and no mistakes allowed; it spreads feelings, emotions by each stroke, never mind if it’s abstract or figurative, it leaves no one indifferent. She works relentlessly with impressive details, trying to make all her illustrations alive and realistic within her surrealist and black universe.She also co-founded the graphic design studio and serigraphy atelier A + F. There is always a specific message, a meaning and pattern in her art, but she is willing to leave the spectator express his own impressions and feelings according to his own story and unconscious, so she does not offer many clues about it. From there, it becomes very interesting to share what each other feel about a same illustration or painting. ``It’s about feelings, the ones that change your life and yourself – positively or negatively. Those feelings that affect the rest of your existence, the events of the most extreme manner that occur in your life. Each of my illustrations or canvasses represent one thing that changed my life in a way, for good or for ill.” From Huck Magazine, April 2016.