"Art Brut" and "bande dessinée": two seemingly irreconcilable French expressions. On the one hand, works reflecting the solitude of a practitioner indifferent to the supposed tastes of the public; and on the other, a creative style often associated with the public's most popular heroes, those mass culture icons in a variety of media.
However, many Art Brut creators have seized upon the imagery and codes of the comic strip, freely adapting them to their own imaginative needs. The links between the two are fruitful and numerous, with common features conducive to interaction.
Brought together from the Collection de l’Art Brut and from various institutions and private collections, these works offer an exhilarating plunge into this "otherworld of comics".
Curator: Erwin Dejasse.