Profoundly affected by “Métal Hurlant”, fascinated by Richard Corben, Tanino Liberatore and Philippe Druillet, Gabriel Delmas has developed a unique style never seen before in contemporary comics. To him, narrative depends on vision, and drawing is a necessary step to the foundation of said vision. He is fascinated by metamorphosis, changes in time and space, and his comics seem to emerge from the tension between the microscopic and the macroscopic through the combination of single fragments evolving into a fluid and hypnotic storytelling.
Delmas’ stories are imbued with literary and artistic references – from Goya (his graphic poem Largemouths is directly inspired by the famous painting “Saturn Devouring His Son”) to Carroll, from Lovecraft to Nordic mythology – which the author interprets through his expressionist style, his violent brush strokes, and the monstrous anatomies of his characters, building an unsettling universe that draws the reader into a spiral of grotesque imagination.
XUWWUU, the first ever Gabriel Delmas exhibition in Italy, realized together with Hollow Press, presents his latest book of the same name in its entirety, plus a vast selection of panels from his previous works.