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When did you start to be interested in art? Why did you choose to draw?

I have been interested in art since I was 15 and I chose to draw because I was a good drawer. It was the only activity I could exercise, and I loved it.

Do you remember your first artwork? What was it like?

Yes, I remember it. It was an abstract painting realized with toothpaste and wax. I used what I had on hand. At the time, I was homeless.

What are your favorite topics and why ? Is there anything you would not depict ?

I try to paint a lot of things: I paint abstract and figurative artworks, but I prefer to work in abstract techniques. I do not have favorite topics, but I have a favorite painting technique: the dripping technique, the same as J. Pollock used.

How has education influenced your creativity and changed your professional way ?

I am an autodidact. Once, I wanted to paint, and I owe it to no education.

Which artists do you get inspiration from ?

Pollock, Miro, Kandinsky, Dali', Magritte inspire me.

What do you think is the place of visual arts in today’s life? Do you think art can influence the public life ?

I think visual arts can open our minds, make us think about the world. It can even change someone. Consequently, I think it influences the public life.

Do you think that nationality has its place in art?

No, I do not think so. Art is universal. It belongs to no nation.

Which books have you been reading lately?

I have been reading especially art books.

Are there any projects you are working on at the moment?

Sculpture attracts me more and more.

How do you see your future?

I do not know. I can just say that an artist’s life is very hard.

Could you say in one sentence what art is for you?

For me, art is a kind of therapy, a self-transcendence, a way to escape from the real world to better immerse in the unreal.

Art is a weapon, protest, a cry out but also protection and faith

I do not do, what I'm not interested in

I want to have many creative projects

Art should go back to the professionalism and humanism

Art and social life are interrelated and influence each other

There will be always place for art in this madness
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