What is your work intended to express?
My goal is to create a visual expression with optical and graphic effects. I prefer abstraction to figures; the visual field seems freer to me. I want my audience to enter a defined space of the painting and to discover the space inside. I'm trying to provoke an emotion.
How do tradition and innovation combine in your work?
Blown glass is traditionally seen as a container, but I use it as a pictorial medium. I have essentially hijacked the glassblower’s basic element, which is the paperweight, and transformed it into an artwork.
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What do you like most about glass?
Beyond mastery, glass requires a lot of rigour, listening and patience. What I like the most is this technical, physical and sensory confrontation that it brings to me. I think it's a very complete physical material.
What advice would you offer to young artisans?
To be curious, to enrich oneself, to see as much as possible. Not to be limited to one subject, to be open, motivated, willing and courageous!