Illustrator Virginie Morgand dives deep into her love of pools with La Piscine series

French illustrator Virginie Morgand is apparently drawn to pools as a theme for this series of artworks because of their "iconic visual strangeness". Entitled La Piscine, the collection makes a splash with printed bright blues and a dash of magenta, which are "layered on top of dark green to depict bodies submerged underwater".

Virginie explains: "I like to capture bodies floating in blue as well as old-fashioned suits and vintage caps. I like the primary colours in Olympic pools and, because of the transparency of the water, I enjoy layering tones in the screen-printing process."

Based in Paris, Virginie's background lies in animation, and she learnt how to screen-print at L'atelier Dupont. Known for her unique style as an illustrator, recent clients include L'Occitane, London Transport Museum, New York Times and The Sunday Times. She adds: "I purposefully work within a limited colour palette and concentrate on evoking different characters through varying costumes, postures, and styles."

This series, La Piscine, was created for a solo exhibition at O! Galeria in Portugal, then at Slow Gallery in Paris. You can discover more of Virginie's work at or follow her on Behance.

Via Creative Boom submission | All images courtesy of Virginie Morgand


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