23.09.22 – 08.01.23

François Chalet – Short Stories

Logo François Chalet – Short Stories
Logo François Chalet – Short Stories
Photo: Michael Lio; Illustration + Graphic Design: François Chalet + Herkules Design, Alexandra Noth
Playful, charming, humorous – with his unmistakeable visual signature, François Chalet creates stories which find their narrative space in a variety of presentational contexts. Ranging from illustrations on posters and in magazines to visuals in clubs, as well as installations in theatres, festival spaces and exhibition areas, they invite playful audience interaction. He refers to his artistic work, which includes performances and multiplatform projects, as “expanded animation”, through which he seeks out immersive opportunities. His stylishly minimalist character designs, with their clear graphic idiom, remain instantly recognizable.

The exhibition at the Gewerbemuseum Winterthur displays animations and installations from the multifaceted body of work that Françoise Chalet, as an independent Swiss illustrator, animator, director and visual artist, creates for national and international clients in the cultural and commercial sphere. His work has featured at the opening ceremony of the Gotthard Base Tunnel in Pollegio, the Lilu Light Festival Lucerne, the Fantoche Animation Festival in Baden, Anima in Brussels and the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. Other clients include the designer Philippe Starck, the Nissan car company and many more.
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