Mondo Gallery today announced their next collaboration with artist Laurent Durieux, with Bloody Disgusting receiving an exclusive look at his The Shining piece. At first glance, it just looks like Durieux’s rendition of Danny Torrance riding his bike down one of the Overlook Hotel’s massive halls. Upon further investigation, you’ll see that the back of his little bike has been transformed into a door… the gateway to room 237!
The opening reception, free and open to the public, will be held on Friday, November 9 from 7:00 – 10:00pm at the Mondo Gallery in Austin, TX (4115 Guadalupe St). The show will run through Saturday, November 17.
“I’m pretty sure people are expecting me to raise the bar a little higher than for my first 2014 solo exhibition at Mondo,” Durieux stated. “I don’t know if I succeeded in doing that but I did my very best to hopefully meet those expectations. Cherry on top, I also had the immense honor to have been able to work on some of the best properties in popular culture, some of which have only been made available for me, which is not only very humbling but also an amazing sign of confidence in my artistry. I truly can’t wait for everyone to see this 7 months labor of love.”
Laurent Durieux is a celebrated illustrator and graphic artist from Brussels, who is responsible for some of Mondo’s most memorable works of pop art, including a 2013 poster of Jaws, which also caught the eye of Steven Spielberg. His unique style is immediately recognizable and spans both classics and modern cinema alike.
The Art of Laurent Durieux Part Two
Opening November 9, 7 – 10 PM
On Display November 9 – 17
Mondo Gallery Hours Tuesday to Saturday 12 – 6 PM
Signing on Saturday, November 17