Delphine Lebourgeois studied Fine Art in Lyon then went on to complete a Masters in Illustration at Central St Martins in 2005.
Lebourgeois works in various medium including digital, collage, pencil, pen, ink, watercolour and screenprint but her working process always starts with an initial collage of found elements.
Her most recent work draws from various stylistic sources (ranging from Botticelli to comics) mixing symbols and cultural references in a playful and sometimes irreverent way.
In 2014, Lebourgeois created a whole series of original drawings on the power of crowds “The Girl has a Gun” that was launched at the Other Art Fair in October 2014: "My aim is to tell stories via precise scenarios that explore the realm of power relations whilst questioning Illustrative and Fine Art traditions"
Her latest collection "Heroes and Villains" delves deeper into the theme and questions the part society plays towards its youth. Echoing the recent events in France, Brussels and all over the world, it looks into the fragility of innocence and how young people in their desperate search to belong can turn to an extreme form of comfort.
The collection of works is still in progress and will be released in its entirety early 2017.
Delphine Lebourgeois was the winner of Images 29 Critics award and has exhibited extensively around the world including London, New York, Singapore, Hong Kong and Miami.