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

I was a very creative child, but I gradually disconnected myself from that creativity until totally detaching myself from it. Now I believe in it again, I want to overcome my fears and gain self-confidence to express myself and achieve my goals. Like many artists, it is a story of self-transcendence and self-knowledge. I see it as a never-ending quest.

2. Tell us about your aesthetic.

My visuals have a surrealist pop aesthetic. I like to treat the forms, with roundness, volume, values and a grain that gives a texture that I love.

3. What is your favourite medium and why?

I love working on my computer with Photoshop and my graphics tablet. I have found a colorization technique that I like at the moment and that allows me to do infinite retouching on my images.

4. What is your artistic process like?

An idea germinates in my head. It’s in gestation for a while. And when I really visualize it I put a sketch on paper. And finally I scan and color it all in Photoshop: this wonderful tool that I love so much.

5. Who and/or what inspires your work? 

A fusion of everything that I like and that I’ve seen from near and far since I was little and that has forged my visual culture. It goes through my children’s books, movies, video games, surrealism, anime, other artists and illustrators, comic books, an ugly commercial on a truck, the world of fashion also inspires me…etc. Everything inspires me, everything is visually interesting. After the unconscious digests and does its work. My emotions are then the driving force behind the development of the idea.

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

Art plays a role of «purging» my unconscious. It brings me a little closer to who I really am and allows me to express my emotions. Creating is very exciting and sensitive. The finalization of an image is a source of great satisfaction as well as anguish.

Life nourishes art and art makes me appreciate the world more.

7. Where did you study?

In the beginning I started with a IUT in Commercialization Technique, which did not correspond to me at all. Then I went up to Paris to do a preparatory art course at Atelier Hourdé. And I continued on my way by doing ESAT COM a private school of graphic design still in Paris.

8. Where do you see yourself in five years?

Happy and accomplished. Very much in tune with my values and what I create. Earning a living from my art too.

9. What about in ten?

Always happy and accomplished! Having several publications to my credit would be my dream and a form of peer recognition as well.

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

Enjoy expressing my emotions and telling stories. That it affects at least one person for good or ill.

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

I prefer salty food. And the weirder and tastier it is, the better it is for me. But I especially love Asian food and cheese!

12. Favourite book?

Too hard to choose a particular book. But I really like HP Lovecraft and Anouck Ricard. Horror and humor.

13. Favourite genre of music? 

What I listen to the most is electro. Also my music library is made up of music that I hear in films or series. Songs of music that are linked to a universe, a scene, a moment. It can be rap as well as classical music.

14. What are your hobbies? 

Reading books or comics, movies, series… Basically, stories. I also like to play board games and video games. I love nature: walks in the forest (mushroom picking) or by the sea (swimming). And my favorite hobby is analyzing everything and philosophizing with my girlfriends.

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

Probably a psychologist. Or a fortune teller. Or both.