Country Side/The Brooklyn Circus +Sebastian Loerscher: A collaboration of worlds and daily Haitian life.Sebastian shares his experience:
Between September 2012 and February 2013 I spent five months in Haiti.
I lived in the dusty metropolis of Port-au-Prince and roamed the deepest countryside. I was there where the poor live and where the rich reside, I had street parties with my friends from the slums and I saw the white sandy beaches of the Caribbean. I danced at voodoo ceremonies and at the carnival and became engrossed in cockfights. And wherever I was, I drew.
Sebastian Loerscher, born in Paris in 1985 and grown up near Munich, is an illustrator and author living in Berlin. He studied Visual Communication at the University of Applied Sciences in Würzburg and at the Academy of Art Berlin-Weissensee. His graphic novels have received a host of honours and are in the catalogues of various publishers in Germany and France.
Loerscher’s recent work focuses particularly on the medium of illustrated features. He travels to faraway lands with pencils and sketchbook and captures his impressions in drawings, texts and comic strips done in situ. He tells about his adventures in his books and in readings on Europe’s stages. His latest projects took him to Bangalore in southern India, Haiti in the Caribbean, the wilds of Austria and finally, Nigeria.