Born in Strasbourg, France, in 1987, Marie-Luce Schaller is an illustrator currently based in Leipzig, Germany. She first studied at l’Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Lyon and graduated in Graphic Design in 2010. She then continued her studies in Leipzig at the HGB where she graduated in Illustration in February 2016. Marie-Luce is actively involved with the artist group Plafond, micropublisher Grand Salon, and the Millionaires Club comics festival in Leipzig. In November 2015 she exhibited a temporary bookshop gallery, Bloc Books, with illustrator Tali Bayer.
After my arrival in Leipzig, my main practice was painting. I acquired a taste for showing my drawings while participating in projects with the Plafond collective.
Plafond exists because its members share the desire to exist in the same space, and its collaborations mainly focus on organizing common exhibitions. This interest in spatial installation can also be found in my fascination with the space formed by a book, a page; the cognizance for the organization of a comic book page, a drawing, a painting. This penchant for books, comics, and drawings reproduced for printing led me to question the exhibition of comics and the place of original drawings in the work of an illustrator and cartoonist.
The Selected Images Are Part Of A Series Named Hi, Flux!, Which Were Presented In February 2016 In My Final Exhibition For Graduation. This Series Gathers Different Short Stories Inspired By Images, Videos, Information, And Quotations That I Collect From The Internet. I Take A Screenshot Of Everything That I See Of Interest In My Daily Internet Browsing. This Collection Of Images Forms The Basis Of My Work And Helps Me Represent My Emotions On Specific Themes. The Shape Of The Short Story Allows Me To Experiment With The Comics’ Medium, Accumulating Symbols And Playing With The Comics’ Structure, Page, And Panels.