This month’s Mondo gallery showing of Laurent Durieux’s work was super popular with over 100 people waiting in line in the cold 37 degree weather, some of whom had been waiting since around 9:00 in the morning. Laurent’s work has always captivated me since he seems to bring in such an enormous amount of depth while retaining a large amount of detail. You really feel like you’re looking into the window of the world of the film when you look at one of his pieces of art.
My favorites of the show were the original colored pencil pieces. They had such imagination and depth in them, it was hard realizing that they were such tiny pieces of art that were barely the size of my hand. At the same time, I really enjoyed the Back to the Future 1 and 2 pieces with their retro sci-fi tones. I was disappointed when I did not see the third piece for the third film. Hopefully someday Laurent will complete the trilogy. Hit the jump to check out over 60 pictures from the show.
Visitors to the gallery could buy original pieces of art – some of which were concept art for the final prints – for around 800 bucks, or they could buy the actual prints. Check out the photos below to see more. I am excited to see what Mondo has in store for the Disney show during SXSW.
Remember, follow @MondoNews to keep up to date on poster drops and upcoming gallery shows. If you’re in the Austin area, the Mondo gallery is located at 4115 Guadalupe Street, and the Durieux show begins on February 7th, 2014 at 7:00 PM and runs through March 1st.