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When, how and why started your art practice? I’ve been immersed in the art world very early thanks to a family passioned by art, who encouraged me to draw, paint, attend different workshops when I was a child. It probably created the desire to express myself which became my favourite hobby. However, study art stayed very utopian for years and thus I pursued a classic education to obtain my baccalaureate major literature. With time my curiosity/attirance towards the art practice and history deepened and I marked my first step in the art world during my foundation year in a Parisian art school in 2012. Thereafter I entered the famous University of the Arts where I’ve been graduated with a BA in Fine Arts speciality painting. I am now entering the MA Fine Arts at Central Saint Martins, after painting in my studio, exhibiting and working on different collaborations in Paris for one year. What is the most challenging part about being an artist? The hardest thing for me is to dedicate my whole life to creation that only comes from my mind. It is so personal and intimate, that sometimes in the solitary process of painting, I easily get drowned in my thinkings and feel trapped. At that point, I become very demanding both with myself and my work. Also, I cannot ignore that the competition in this sector is fierce, and because it can go very fast or stay static, an artist needs to be patient and positive to succeed. If you had an occupation outside being an artist, what would that be and why? I think I would create my own brand or shop. I like the challenge that requests organisation, adaptation and contact with people. The commercial sector has significant constraints and needs to be very receptive to the consumer and global trends. I find interesting to develop a project that can live and evaluate through risks taking, offering different perspectives of evolution, still in a very competitive discipline. At the same time, I could use my skills in graphism and in artistic direction. What are you working on right now? I am currently focusing on digital artworks. I compose abstract landscapes by making a collage of different materials, drawings and photos that I have turned into digital. The various pieces are selected from pictures I find interesting, from photographs,

from my brother’s drawings and my own artworks. It is like a patchwork of zooms on intimacies, that creates a landscape reflecting a story or a feeling. I also collaborate with a music label that has its own clothing brand called RA+RE, actively supporting the team for their artistic direction. How would you describe the art scene in your area? More and more competitive, especially in the painting and photography areas. Nowadays it is hard to evaluate the increasing number of art schools, art fairs, galleries, and art

competitions. Also, the means of communication and dissemination give every artist the opportunity to get renowned. What’s the best art tip you’ve ever received? To stay in a challenging perspective with my own work and never consider my work as achieved. What are the future plans as an artist? Collaborate with other artists, maybe extend my skills to other disciplines like fashion and of course continue painting, discovering new materials and paint on bigger scales.

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