Merry Christmas from Møn Island (Denmark) !
• Tell us in few words about you.
My parents are sculptors; my grandfather was a scientist and an art collector madly passionate for archeology and anatomy. Since my childhood, the family environment gave me an early taste for two worlds, a scientific one and an arty one, in which I dive enthusiastically. My career could not have been more atypical: archaeological anthropology studies at university led me, oddly, to a graphic design formation. Artistic director for over 10 years, the creation becomes my primary mode of expression: the photography and the collage that I am passionate, and the antique furniture that finds a second life in my hands.
• What motivated you to become an artist?
I’ve never really tried to become an artist, I’ve always liked “DIV” and loved sculpting the mud, drawing, creating objects. My background in art history, archaeological anthropology, photography and graphic design did the rest! It taught me to express myself through images and to tell me stories.
• What are your work process and techniques?
Search for images to be assembled is the first step for anyone who works the collage. Therefore, I particularly like finding in the secondhand market old papers, small images, outdated magazines of 40’s-50’s, forgotten photographs, scientific books that are very damaged to find a reader… Art papers and “Letraset” typographies complement these treasures menus. Once these numerous documents collected, I just have to think, assemble, construct, compound, blend the colors, play with materials, but also to invent stories! Each image component is then the future collage patiently torn or cut with a scalpel and glued.
• Tell us a bit about your work habits.
I love working in the midst of a universe that looks like me, surrounded by all my little treasures, so it’s in my home that I work the best.
• What inspires and provokes imagination in you?
Lots of things! But especially anatomy, obsolete objects, imaging 40’s-50’s, a driftwood found on the beach, the old science books, insects, my collection of vinyl records….
• Does your work reflect your person?
Without a doubt! It contains all my life.
• The adjective that best describes you?
• The word you prefer?
Miscellanea. For the joyous mess that reminds me.