‘Vapeur d’encres’ – Cabinet of curiosity, exhibition space & tattoo parlour

(French below – Français plus bas) Those of you who know me in real life know how I like the art: unconventional, borderline, creepy, alternative. Add a few bones and you win my heart. ‘Vapeur d’encres’ (‘Ink’s Steam’) is the name of an art space in the making, in Lyon (France).  It is meant to…

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Ruca Zombie Asylum

Browsing for ideas on the aesthetics of a cabinets of curiosities, I found an amazing artist’s blog: Ruca Zombie Asylum. She describes herself as a “dead things hunter” and makes fantastic jewellery using bones, jars, medieval and gothic forms… She also creates wonderfully weird images and still life photographs where Death is omnipresent. Her work…

Maya’s première

(French below – Français plus bas) We flew to London for a day and a half to (finally!) see the premier of K’s feature film, “Maya” at the Whirled Cinema. What a wonderful movie it was. Trully astonishing. No showing up of special effects or any kind of technology here: expect a story (an amazing…

The Hyde’s Asylum

(French below – Français plus bas) I’m following this guy’s art development for a few years now, and his aethetics still amaze me. I suppose we share an attraction for the same kind of atmospheres and style – black and white, high contrasts, psychology (not only because of the “asylum” or Mr. Hyde references, also for…

Nachita Taranto

(French below – français plus bas) I explained my love of details in my article on Odö. Once again, I’d like to introduce you to an artist whose patience and skill amaze me – and for once somebody I know, Nachita. Dreamy and colourful, her fantastic work is full of good vibes, imagination and talent. She’s also an amazing…

Nicolas “Odö” Le Borgne

(French below – Français plus bas) Recently, I’ve been asked about my artistic “references”. I’ve always found this kind of questions very difficult as I don’t really try to find the source of any idea popping suddenly in my head – though I’m perfectly conscious that quite a few alternative cultures (tattooing, street art and goth…

The Artist’s guide to selling work

(English only – sorry! Anglais seulement, désolée !) As I just start having my works hung in galleries and knowing nothing about the art business but curating technics learnt at Uni, I was desperate to get some guidance – and try not having to learn too much from my mistakes. The Artist’s guide to selling…

“Maya” and The struggles of an artist’s life

(French below – français plus bas) Those following me on this blog know that I’m involved in the creation of a poster for an independent horror movie, Maya. Those who follow me on facebook have already seen my call for support for this film: being an artist is much more expensive than more people think.…

Inspirational Danger Diary

(English only,sorry! – anglais seulement, désolée !) I wanted to write this article for a looong time – but to tell the truth, I barely had time to write my own diary lately. Being a super-shy and socially awkward introvert, a large part of my life happens in the Internet, which enables me to meet…

Dale Grimshaw

(English only – Anglais seulement, désolée !) Try new things. Switch your phone/computer off and sit quietly for an hour with a note pad – try thinking of amazing paintings/art, ideas & compositions in your head. Ask yourself – what would I really produce if I wasn’t trying to please other people, or to get…