Sarah Esteje | Abadidabou [artist] - on Tumblr since April 2011
“Tumblr gathers at once art lovers, “researchers of images” and artists, and the roles change endlessly.”
• Why have you chosen Tumblr?
I wanted an online portfolio but found a website a bit rigid. I chose Tumblr because it was simple and quick. With one-click, I publish and share on social networks my works with a larger audience.
• What do you share on your Tumblr?
I basically put my drawings and my work in progress. I am often asked about technical questions. Posting pictures with unfinished work allows viewers to know better how I proceed, and it is really interesting. Sometimes I also share other artists’ works that I find inspiring or that reflect my mood.
• Have you made beautiful encounters on Tumblr? What Tumblr have brought you?
I met many artists, especially those who are passionate to create with ballpoint pen like me. Also, Tumblr is a very powerful sharing platform to create snowball effect very quickly. After being featured on ARTchipel Tumblr, I got more than 8000 new followers, have received many lovely messages from art lovers and have been featured on other well-known blogs such as Artistaday. I’ve also been contacted by 5 galleries for exhibitions and will have my first exhibition in New York!
(transcribed, summarized and translated by ARTchipel)
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Sarah Esteje | abadidabou (b.1987, France) - Zebre. Stylo bic
Sarah Esteje, a photography student at the Gobelins, is the author of an amazing series of animal portraits drawn with a simple ballpoint pen. Why animals? “A nostalgia of grandma’s canvas, but also and especially because we humans are a bit all alike. Reproducing feathers, furs or scales is far more interesting!” A work of the materials, bordering on the hyper-realism by adding a softness and the original framing, the series is currently on exhibition at Point Ephémère in Paris. (see more)
[Sarah Esteje on ARTchipel]