Q. Tell us about yourself and how you became an artist...

A. I studied anthropology, then became a graphic designer and then an illustrator, with a little background in photography. Today I develop projects in the field of contemporary drawing. I am totally self-taught. It was by discovering art brut that I dared to launch myself. My children taught me how to draw.

 

Q. Describe your work in three words...

A. Brut, Sincere, Living

 

Q. What is your creative process?

A. I always have a notebook with me in which I draw every day. It is a training and meditation as much as a collection of ideas. When I make an engraving or a monotype, I don't make a preparatory sketch, I work as spontaneously as in my notebook. He takes out what comes out. It is this birth that fascinates me. I don't erase and hate working long hours on the same drawing. When I block, I change hands and draw with my left hand. It's a hand that always has something to say.

 

Q. Where do you get your inspiration from?

A. The drawings of my children, the songs and the voice of my lover. Romanesque art, Brut art, "first" arts, rock art.

Q. What are you most proud of?

A. I am proud when I succeed in being sincere, but I look for what makes me happy and what will transmit life.

 

Q. What messages or emotions do you want to convey to your audience?

A. My work is about the joy of being in the world, loneliness, the relationship with other living beings and nature, issues of power and domination. I draw naked people without social or historical inscriptions. My training as an anthropologist: what makes up the essence of the human being, across cultures, civilizations and eras.

 

Q. Who are the contemporaries or figures of art history who have influenced you?

A. Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Henri Matisse, Miro, David Shrigley

Q. Silence or sound during the creation? If the sound, what?

A. Both. Music is very important to me because it represents what a visual art cannot in principle do: the live, the direct and immediate relationship between the artist and the audience. I am participating in a concert project with a jazz group and it is a very strong experience to be on stage and to have this dimension of a live show.

 

Q. What are you laughing at?

A. The absurd, the failure, the disappointment


Q. What are you nervous about?

A.The relationships of domination, the ordinary stupidity


Q. Where do you see yourself in five years?

A. In my studio, drawing, painting or sculpting, travelling, meeting beautiful people, surrounded by my family and the people I love.

 

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