– French Painter–
Adrien please, briefly introduce you to the readers.
I’m a 35 years old french painter based in Paris. I finished my art studies 12 years ago and I work on my paintings since this time.
What is your very first memory connected to art?
When I was 10, I went with my parents to see the Toulouse-Lautrec retrospective at Grand Palais in Paris, it was absolutely stunning. My favorite one was Aristide Bruant portrait.
What great artists of the past have influenced your artistic vision?
Painters of Italian renaissance like Piero della Francesca or Paolo Uccello, romantics from the beginning of 19th century like Gericault, Delacroix later Courbet, Monet, Valloton and David Hockney for someone alive.
When did you understand that art would become your profession?
I started to paint at 10 and I always wanted to be a painter but it became real when I finished my studies, I had no more excuses to not practice what I had in the head.
Who has supported your love for art?
My family and my close friends, later art collectors and my gallerists.
What have been the essential steps of your career?
I organized my first solo show in 2008 and I became more confident in showing my work in public, I worked with an art dealer later I was exposed by a gallery in Lille, since 5 years my work is supported by Galerie ALB who expose me for solos or art fairs.
Please describe your artistic process and the techniques you use.
I start from my own photos, then I start to draw on the canvas, I paint with acrylic paintings, it’s a long process.
Your figurative painting celebrates the poetry of everyday life; poetry that we often ignore, right?
Absolutely, i speak about my own life and I try to catch moments to sacralise them.
How much time do you dedicate to an artwork?
About 2 months for a big canvas and one week for a small one.
What is the most inspirational place for your art?
My studio in Paris.
What are your latest projects?
Art Paris art fair last march and an art price of painting (Prix Marin) in June.
What about the next ones?
A solo show in my gallery (Galerie ALB) next january.
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Do you have a “dream project”?
Creating a set for an Opera.
Adrien, what is ART for you?
Trying to catch life in a sensitive way.