How do you approach a creative process: is it spontaneous or do you plan thoroughly?
It’s a mix of both…I must admit that thanks to Instagram, I have the opportunity to see dozens of works by other artists every day that I appreciate and that creates an incredible infatuation in me. Often I materialize an idea on my Mac, I try out colour or shape associations, different framing…then once I’m in front of my canvas, I compose from memory. I always leave some room for improvisation.
Chuck Close says: “Inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us get down to work! What is your approach to inspiration?
Inspiration is a mystery! But in France, there’s a saying which goes: "Appetite comes with eating”.
Where I join Chuck Close is that personally, I don’t wait for inspiration to come to me. I go looking for it again and again!
On your website, I found a lot of pictures. Are they related to your painting?
I love taking pictures, and thanks to the quality of smartphones it’s getting easier and easier. Nowadays everyone can take pictures. Personally, the only common point I see with my painting is perhaps the importance of composition. But I have never made a painting from one of my photos.
What do you consider as a success?
In my opinion, success must lead to something positive… If the feeling of happiness, of well-being, is reached and that it can be shared, then it is a success…