Installed as an independent designer since 1994, he was noticed in 2011 thanks to the “François, à l'américaine” poster he created for an exhibition celebrating the work of director Jacques Tati. This poster allowed him to join the list of the two hundred best illustrators, established by the magazine Lürzer's Archive.
That year, his short animated film, “Hellville,” was selected for screening at several prestigious film festivals 1).
Laurent Durieux was then contacted by several American publishers and galleries, including the prestigious Mondo Gallery in Austin, Texas. His work is particularly appreciated by American directors, including Francis Ford Coppola, Steven Spielberg and Paul Thomas Anderson. In 2017, Laurent Durieux was contacted by the team of the International Utopiales Science Fiction Festival, who entrusted him with the production of the poster for the eighteenth edition. An exhibition is dedicated to him during this festival.
Laurent Durieux worked together with François Schuiten since 2014. They have discussed each other images several times since then. In 2016 they had an exhibition together called Dialogues at Gallery Barbier Mathon in Paris.
In 2019 he published the book “Mirages: the Art of Laurent Durieux” with an overview of his work so far.
The poster publisher Nautilus Arts had an interview with Laurent Durieux about his corporation with François Schuiten.
In April 2015 Laurent Durieux published a print of the movie “Shutter Island”. François Schuiten helped Laurent with the composition of the image.