C&R

Born in: 1971

France

Biography

© alias Christian Volckman was born in 1971. He lives and works in Paris. In 1989, he enters the Ecole Supérieure d’Arts Graphiques (ESAG - Penninghen) in Paris.

In 1994, he made his first Super 8 animated short film, Le Cobaye. He then made two video clips, touched up image by image, Le Jardinier dort, by Charlélie Couture and Paris sur mer, by Love Bizarre. In 1999, he directed Maaz, a super 16 Sci-Fi short film. Maaz won 32 awards in different festivals. In March 2006 he directed his first feature film, Renaissance, a 3D animated film.

Nominated in several festivals, he won many awards such as the Visionary Film Award at the 2006 Boston Film Festival, the long film Crystal at the 2006 International Animated films Festival of Annecy, Best Movie at the Animadrid and Pusan - South Korea - film festivals, as well as the 2007 Silver Meliès.

Today, © works on the screenplay of his next long film. ® alias Raphaël Thierry was born in 1972. He lives and works in the south of France.

In 1990, he comes to Paris to study at the Ecole supérieure d’Arts Graphiques (ESAG - Penninghen). He tops in his year in 1994.

He then becomes an Art Director and freelance graphic designer while developping his own projects. In 2000, he creates and illustrates a collection of books for children: Les Aventures de Superchien (The Superdog Adventures). In 2003 he publishes a first series of drawings in La Medesima Ombra, after a long time collaboration with the writer Federico Nicolao.

In 2004, he is granted a residency at the Villa Medicis, the French Academy of Rome, where he spends 18 months. In 2005, he meets the Composer Jérôme Combier. They create together a picturial performance for the Vies Silencieuses (Silent Lives) cycle. In 2013, he presented a new exhibition called Dérives, at Campredon Center of Art, In L'Isle-sur-la Sorgue (France). Since 2005, he’s been creating several exhibitions and performances in Rome, Paris and London.

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