Amy Winehouse - Valerie
Stop making a fool out of me
We all end up doing things we said we wouldn’t do.
That’s just life though.
And it’s not always a bad thing when it happens too. At least that’s what i’ve learned. Sometimes you feel upset like you failed somehow from being the idealized person that you’ve been trying to be. But, sometimes you have to let go of those expectations and look to see where they come from. Like are those standards genuinely coming from you? Or is it your parents, friends, or society. Growing up is about learning to differentiate between idealistic and realistic.❞
Marie Assénat (France/USA)
Marie Assénat was born and raised in Paris, currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She spent five years in Brussels, Belgium where she studied graphic design and illustration at La Cambre, the National School of Visual Art before moving to New York to work as an illustrator. Inspired by nature, animals and moments from her childhood, Marie enjoys working on a wide range of subjects and connects to the children’s universe as well as the adult’s. Her first book Coulico was published in 2011 in France and in Belgium by Pastel publisher. The same year, she received a bronze medal from 3X3 the magazine of contemporary illustration. In 2012 she is selected in the American Illustration annual. Her clients in Europe and in the US include: The New York Times, The New Yorker, Meatpaper Journal, The Diner Journal, Parade Magazine, AD Magazine, Marie Claire, ELLE, Maison Française. Our sincere appreciation to illustrators agent Valerie Oualid for this Curator’s Monday.