OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE Vol. VIII

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ROOVIE Recently, you have worked on fords.’ Album, The Colour of Nothing. Tell us a bit about how this experience came to be and how you approached the project beginning to end. Initially, it was Luc who asked about my prints in an Instagram DM. Later he told me that he was working on a new EP project and asked if I would be willing to make artwork for the cover. I let him know, I’m down to do it if I like the music. He introduced me to his previous work and I liked it, so it began like that. The EP turned out to be a full length album and I did four pieces of artwork altogether. Working with Luc was a bit different from other musicians/bands. It kinda reminded me of my experience from working with brands. The brief was thorough and detailed with moodboards, color choices, themes and some references from my previous works. I had this sense that he strongly knew what he wanted from the start. His comprehension of my work made the brief a flourishing common ground that maintained freedom of creativity for me. So I took it more as a collaborative work. Mainly the artworks are trying to capture the feeling of lightness, some kind of floating feeling and a state of being in the water. I listened to all of the tracks on repeat during the process, hoping that could influence the feeling in some way. At the time it was created, it hadn’t been decided yet which artwork would be for each single, so my goal was to try and capture the feeling of the whole album in a short visual series. With this work specifically, you have these beautiful spaces of nature that somehow still maintain a human element within them. Tell us a bit about this particular designchoice? Nature and human relationship’s are something that I’ve been doing for quite a while, luckily it shared the same theme with Luc’s vision for the artworks. No doubt that this is the choice for the design. Mostly I just feel comfortable drawing any forms of nature in my works, probably because I grew up in a rural area. Both of my parents are farmers and I used to help them working when I was a kid. My father would teach me to speak good intentions to the plants when planting, watering and caring for the crops, and hoping for the rain to come, or not to come would be our night talk.

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