All posts filed under: Interviews

Dream of flesh with Rosy Lamb

Rosy Lamb grew up a homeschooler in a family of artists in the deep woods of New Hampshire, in the northeastern United States. In 1999, she graduated from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia. In 2001, she established her painting and sculpture studio in Paris.  Rosy Lamb is best known for her intimate paintings, often painted on hand-cast plaster panels, which sometimes combine irregular contours, undulating surfaces or sculptural elements in their surface.   In recent years, she has been working on a new series of sculptures and bronze furniture, at the foundry Fusions located in Auvergne. These new sculptures use innovative techniques for making unique forms out of hot wax, drawing inspiration from her training as a painter and her intimate knowledge of bronze casting.    Rosy Lamb has received multiple awards and travel scholarships for her painting and sculpture and has exhibited in the United States, Europe and Asia. She has also published a children’s book called “Paul meets Bernadette” (she was listed as one of the Publisher’s Weekly Flying Starts in 2014). She is …

Chorégraphies végétales et architecturales avec Ramon Enrich

Après des études aux Beaux-Arts de Barcelone ainsi qu’un cursus en arts graphiques, Ramon Enrich décroche une bourse à la fin des années 1980 pour peindre et exposer à l’étranger. D’abord à Francfort, Marbourg et Berlin, où il travaille avec d’autres artistes autour de différents projets d’installations et d’expositions. Ramon Enrich s’envole ensuite pour les Etats-Unis afin de se former auprès des artistes qu’il admire. Il séjourne quelques mois à la Fondation Donald Judd, puis à la Fondation Chinati, avant d’y exposer son travail dès le début des années 1990. Il poursuit son voyage jusqu’à Los Angeles où il rencontre Ed Ruscha ainsi que David Hockney avec lequel il collabore. Il s’installe ensuite quelques années à New-York et devient l’assistant de Julian Schnabel. A son retour en Europe, il occupe un atelier à la Künstlerhaus Mousonturm de Francfort avant de revenir dans sa catalogne natale où il vit depuis lors. De retour en Europe, il s’établit en France puis en Allemagne où des institutions publiques et privées font l’acquisition de ses œuvres : Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, …

Beyond the visible with Luis Beltràn

Hailing from Valencia in Spain, contemporary photographer Luis Beltràn may be regarded as a storyteller who uses photography to set his mind free from everyday life. Through his pictures, Luis Beltrán talks about loneliness and mystery, suspended between reality and imagination and dedicates his work « to those who daydream, who live in fantasy worlds and don’t want to wake up ». Although not entirely fantastical, his images have been retouched to make each setting slightly unreal, giving it a sense of the impossible while firmly keeping one foot in reality. Luis Beltran is represented by Agora Gallery in New York, Blanca Berlin in Madrid, Artloveyou in Barcelona, Mediadvanced in Gijón and Galería O+O in Valencia. His work has been published in such magazines as Ex Magazine and Art Notes. 1. Do you consider yourself as a figure of contemporary photography ? Luis Beltràn : As long as I can remember, the pursuit of creativity and talent always fascinated me. One day, I discovered that I could express myself through photography. It allows me to …

Les voyages mirifiques de Julien Pacaud

Artiste & illustrateur français, Julien Pacaud maîtrise l’art du graphisme et du collage digital pour créer des illustrations originales et surréalistes. Né en 1972, Julien Pacaud fait ses gammes à l’école de cinéma Louis Lumière de 1993 à 1996. Il y rencontre Jean-Christophe Sanchez avec qui il crée l’institut Drahomira, où il s’exprime dans les domaines de la musique, du cinéma et des arts graphiques. C’est en 2002 que Julien Pacaud se lance dans “le collage digital” après avoir découvert les possibilités infinies offertes par le numérique pour manipuler les images. Enfant, Julien Pacaud a été bercé par le graphisme décalé des pochettes d’albums de Storm Thorgerson pour les Pink Floyd, l’atmosphère novatrice et surréaliste des films de David Lynch ainsi que l’univers énigmatique de la série « La Quatrième Dimension ». Avant d’être illustrateur, Julien Pacaud se dit astrophysicien, joueur de billard professionnel, ou hypnotiseur. Fortement attiré par l’univers du cinéma et des années 1900 & 1970, ses collages géométriques s’inspirent également de l’œuvre de Magritte dont il est un fervent admirateur. Julien Pacaud produit de nombreuses illustrations …

Capturing the humanity of the moment with Albarrán Cabrera

Albarrán Cabrera are the photographers Anna Cabrera (b. 1969, Sevilla) and Angel Albarrán (b. 1969, Barcelona) who work together as a collaborative duo based in Barcelona. The work of Albarrán Cabrera has been shown in galleries and photo fairs in Spain, Japan, Switzerland, The Netherlands, France, Germany, Lebanon, Italy and the United States. Anna and Angel both have studied under photographers such as Humberto Rivas and Toni Catany, among others. Some of their prints have become part of private collectors and institutions such as Hermes, Goetz Collection, Banco de Santander, Fundación de Ferrocarriles Españoles among others. They have also produced printing work for several institutions like Fundació La Pedrera in Barcelona, Fundació Toni Catany in Mallorca, Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid or Barcelona Photographic Archive.     1. Do you consider your tandem as a figure of contemporary photography ? Anna P. Cabrera & Angel Albarrán : We are sons of this time and era and we embrace the new possibilities, while at the same time we keep using ancient techniques. Our attitude is to …

Christopher Wilson, itinerary of a gifted man

Christopher Wilson is a highly talented, multifaceted photographer who shoots a variety of subjects. His strong visual style unifies many disparate genres. After 15 years in the advertising world as a writer and art director, Christopher Wilson jumped off a cliff to start Photography. As an advertising creative, Christopher Wilson created a vast portfolio of powerful campaigns for some of the most recognized luxury brands there are, including Audi, Infiniti, Jaguar, Nikon and Ritz-Carlton to mention only a few. During his career as Audi’s creative director, Wilson was responsible for some of the most beautiful and compelling pieces. Pursuing an atypical path, he has been a ballet dancer in a previous life. He danced 8 hours a day, made no money, survived on bread and coffee, lost 20 pounds he didn’t have, looked like hell and broke his ankle twice…. And prior to that time, he was at Dartmouth College where he studied Ancient Greek and Latin Literature. Good stuff to know, he says, if you ever want to work in the Vatican. Why did a man well …

Pop art at the crossroads between worlds with Ketna Patel

Born in 1968, Ketna Patel  is a British-Indian contemporary pop artist based in Singapore. She has lived in three different continents: Africa; Asia; and Europe. She is of Indian descent but is born in East Africa and holds a British citizenship. After graduating from The Architectural Association in London with a degree in architecture, Ketna Patel moved to Singapore to begin her career as an architect. Afterwards, a disillusionment with the corporate world led her on a journey of metaphysical exploration, when she started questioning her existence, her place in the world, and society in general. Having given up a corporate career, Ketna Patel then embarked on a career as an artist. The art of Ketna Patel reflects much of her own personal journey as an outsider and global citizen, observing, discovering and embracing one’s cultural identity and the desire to belong to a community. Reflections of socio-political and cultural identity exploration in everyday life of today and yesterday are common themes portrayed through her art. Her mission is simply to communicate the story of the lesser-known individual …