When did you become interested in art?
I lost my father when I was 13 years old. He was a fashion designer and worked for Yves Saint Laurent. I began making fashion illustration drawings as a way to connect with him. Ever since, my work has always been about transformation.
Is experimentation essential for your work?
I often move into new unknown territories. For instance, I made an animation film, a medium I had never worked with before. Experimenting in new fields helps me to develop and to never lose my curiosity, which for me is a very important driver.
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How do you choose your materials?
I use materials that usually do not work well together. I mix oil with water, turpentine with ink, and in my new drawings I have used a lot of Coca Cola mixed with ink, which reacts very interestingly on the paper and in a way you can never predict.
What are your favourite techniques?
I have worked with ceramics for the past 10 years. After travelling to Mexico and Japan, I became more interested in glazes. I now do my own firings and I experiment with Japanese raku firings (with wood and sawdust). I also do salt firings, by throwing salt into the oven.