Arts & Sciences (A&S) has signed director Quentin Deronzier to its illustrious UK roster. Creating otherworldly theatrical visuals, the French cross-disciplinary artist has developed a sharp eye and unique sense for electric colour palettes informed by his years in advertising and art.
Quentin got his start as an agency creative, then transitioned into animation and CGI before ultimately becoming a director in 2019. Self-taught, his surreal concepts explore mind-twisting ideas and sit at the crossroads of real and impossible. He has worked with countless artists, personalities, and brands around the world from Nike, Apple, Paris Saint Germain Football Club, XBOX, Adidas and Campari.
Quentin creations for musical artists such as PartyNextDoor, his ongoing collaboration with DJ Petit Biscuit, and his arena tour visuals for French rapper, Orelsan, have won awards and blown minds. He has also worked closely with actor Will Smith on numerous short films and animated pieces.
Quentin's collaborations with Canadian artist, Drake, began when he posted a CGI video of the rapper’s Tootsie Slide and posted it on his Instagram. The piece quickly racked up views and went viral with reposts. This caught the attention of Drake himself, who dropped Quentin a DM requesting his phone number. Since then, they have collaborated on both personal projects for Drake and for his record label OVO.
His brand new video for English rock duo Royal Blood’s 'Typhoons' just released, featuring a rooftop performance as a typhoon forms above them. They are soon surrounded by a throng of fans, sprinting through the city and thronging around them in a maelstrom that echoes the descending storm.
“Bending the rules of space and time is always great fun,” said Quentin. “When you look at my work, I want you to be unsure whether you’re looking at a real image or something from a fully constructed, imaginary world. James and the team at A&S understand my aesthetic and my goals. I’m confident that they will bring exciting opportunities to me, expanding the possibilities for the work I’m making. I’m very happy to be joining them.”
“Quentin is going to be a superstar,” added James Bland, partner / executive producer of A&S in London. “He has that wonderful French surrealist quality that is incredibly cool and captivating. Our friends at La Pac in Paris discovered him and they have done a fantastic job representing his talents in France. We are excited to introduce him to the UK and make great things together.”
Quentin is based in Annecy, an Alpine city in southeastern France.