Fabien Corre on pushing the boundaries of his work

The illustrator and animator talks about compromise, establishing his style and using briefs as testing grounds to expand his practice

When Fabien Corre first started out, illustration was what he wanted to focus on but he wasn’t sure how to make a living from it, so opted to study animation instead. Since then the creative has been “overwhelmed by the need to make money”, with funding hard to come by and animation very labour-intensive.

“It left almost no time for me to explore my graphic style and universe, so I reached a point two years ago when I felt completely lost artistically,” Corre tells CR. “Illustration then appeared as the perfect medium for me to sort out all kinds of images I had in my head and a good laboratory for new shapes and ideas to emerge.”

All images: Fabien Corre