@blandinelamy

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1. What’s your story? Where are you from?

I’m 22 and I am a french graphic student based in Paris. When someone ask me where I am from, I answer «here and there » ! I come from Pays Basque and I do love this place ! But since my childhood I always moved to different locations as Djibouti and Mali in Africa, Reunion Island and few cities in France as Anglet a Basque country town between Biarritz and Bayonne. I’m delighted to discover all those places because I think they influence my work and give me the desire to move again and take inspiration from new skyline.

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2. Tell us about your aesthetic.

Until the age of 20 years, I loved to do very realistic drawing and painting. I made a lot of landscapes and still life. But more recently I rushed into my own design of illustrations. I leave details and depth and I put white spaces between the abstract shapes I make to highlight each elements of the illustration. I also created my color range using bright colors ! My subjects began to be landscape from travel I made during the holidays or the weekend and also places I really want to discover as California and its palm trees. I don’t know why but I’m very fond of palm trees, it makes me feel happy and peaceful ! Such a vegetal is amazing, it’s very funny to find various shapes to represent it. Long live to palm trees!

3. What is your favourite medium and why?

Paint without any doubt ! It can’t be compared to other techniques, it’s old as the world and that for many reasons. This technique gives to the user a feeling of liberty and gives desire to express himself. Particularly, the color and the texture of paint is unrivalled ! Then nowadays, there is plenty of beautiful choices of painting colors you can use directly without any mixing. It’s just wonderful!

4. What is your artistic process like?

I don’t have really any artistic process. It’s more about feeling ! Sometimes, I directly paint a view in front of me. Sometimes, I take inspiration from fashion magazines to find colors, compositions or clothes inspiring me. Sometimes, I think about a friend, a fragment of wall or anything else and I begin to establish sketch.

5. Who and/or what inspires your work?

Henri Matisse, David Hockney, Paul Cox, … and landscapes, interior design, trendy clothes brands, …

6. What role does art play in your life? How does it change the way you view the world?

Art is something with which I live every day. It’s my studies, my work, my hobby, my passion and quite a way of thinking. Sometimes, when I take a walk I have fun to imagine world as an illustration !

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7. Where did you study?

I’m still studying in EPSAA, a graphic design school in Paris.

8. Where do you see yourself in five years?

Hard to answer this question because I think about millions of exciting things ! Why not, be in a cool place, with a personal studio in front of the sea working on illustrations, creating design objects, clothes and decorate them with my style and especially without forgetting a little jump in the sea from time to time.

9. What about in ten?

Retirement !

10. What do you hope to achieve with your art?

To take people out of themselves and bring happiness and colors into their interiors. Colors in a house change everything !

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11. Now, tell us a little more about you as a person: what is your favourite food?

Home-made burger !

12. Favourite book?

Le petit livre des couleurs : very instructive !

13. Favourite genre of music?

Pop, rock, zouk !

14. What are your hobbies?

Travel : when I find a good opportunity (and money!) I leave my home and go for a trip ! Board sports, especially surf : I love to slide on water, and surpass myself to thrill ! I also rediscovering the pleasure of running and I’m preparing for races too.

15. If you weren’t an artist, what would you be?

A doctor. I think that is a beautiful vocation !

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