The video is launched ! $40. 2 hours, French with English subtitles. 2 parts : drawing and digital painting. Info on ConceptArt.org, purchase here.
Special Thanks to :
Aaron for making the video and his patience,
Clotilde for helping with the subtitles,
Massive Black & ConceptArt for their trust,
Nox and Aleksi for playing with us during the interview and for their advice !
Romain for helping me to synthesize the concept of the video,
Bonne Graine’s people and Arthur for lending their place ;)
And everyone who encouraged me to do it.
While creating a new piece, a lot of trained artists already have a precise idea of what they are after. The picture they want to create is like a set destination, and they work rigorously until this destination is reached. While technique and academic training are necessary in the creation of any piece of artwork, some artists feel they are sometimes trapped by these and feel a need to free themselves. This often manifests with an artist being bored by his own work, feeling that he lacks imagination.
One can reasonably ask themselves if for such artists, these academic methods discriminate against the most unconventional ideas. And yet, these are the ideas I want to embrace and develop.
Rather than working with a set destination in mind, I like my personal works to take me wherever they want to go. Thus the destination is never set, it evolves during the making of the picture. This is the way I feel the most free, and this is the way that I feel my ideas won’t curb themselves to a limited space. To achieve this, I use a work flow based on spontaneity and instinctive feeling. Of course, a basic idea of what I want to do is necessary, or else it would be like closing my eyes and wiggling my hand at the canvas aimlessly. That starting idea can be anything, but I will use it as a starting point rather than as a goal. I won’t use construction lines. What I want is to explore the canvas in a more unpredictable way, and the key to that is to take advantage of accidents.
While my work can be described as being figurative, the path that leads me to that is a more abstract one. I feel that the more free I am, the more free the observer will be to interpret my works. Of course, such a free approach makes more sense in the context of more intimate, personal works.
Thanks NinoMojo -Romain- for helping me
to synthesize and write the concept of the video !
L’interview dont je parle n’est pas encore disponible, je travaille dessus ;) Un teaser aussi est à venir. The interview is not yet available, I’m working on it ;) A teaser is also coming pretty soon.