I have a background in multiple disciplines and work as a digital illustrator and collage artist. I am from the suburbs of Paris, but I moved to London after graduating from college because I have always been fascinated by other people’s cultures. London is the ideal city for me because it is the centre of multiculturalism. I was exposed to art fairly early on as a result of spending a lot of time with my grandmother, who is a painter and craft maker. I’ve always been captivated by magazines, and I can still occasionally be seen spending hours in our neighbourhood at the newspaper shop just admiring the astounding variety of all the various magazine covers and themes. Simply put, collage is a fantastic approach to telling a story since it uses a variety of materials, such as cutting out a smile from a picture of an unrelated person or piecing together many pieces of paper (or shapes digitally) with contrasting colours and forms.
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Find It Yourself, 2022
Analogue collage, 29,7 x 21 cm
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I utilise a vast stack of magazines that have accumulated over the years for my analogue collages, along with any other material that I can use to add texture and make it truly unique. The process is different for digital artworks but similar techniques can be applied. All my collages are all 100% original and exist in one piece only. I’ve always struggled to fit into any group and have never desired to because of my diverse background and cosmopolitan lifestyle. I have always had the firm belief that humanity and equality come first. Using collage allows me to include aspects from various cultures, inspirations, and other sources to create something wholly original and powerful. When it comes to working with paper, my art also has significant symbolic importance as it allows me to spend less time in front of a screen and I believe it is
crucial to promote this among younger generations in order to motivate them to resume creative activities. It is immensely therapeutic to work with paper because it brings you back to the present and your natural state of being while you are doing something that will help you develop your creativity and enhance your mental health. Regardless of the chosen material, whether it is digital or analogue, I also strive to create art that is truly inspiring and with which anyone can identify, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or any other characteristic. The fundamentals are these. In order to feel well, it’s critical to stimulate optimistic emotions. In my artwork, I try to highlight the uniqueness of each person as well as the beauty of creation. I hope this inspires you to feel peaceful and joyful.
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