ALYCIA RAINAUD – ART & INTERVIEW

Alycia Rainaud – French digital artist, a pioneer of Electricartland and a profound feeling for colour and texture. Read her interview and check her out on instagram or head over to her shop if you want to cop a print.

INTERVIEW

Do you listen to music while making your art, and which genres/artists?

This is a 100% positive answer I’m giving you and that I’ll explain deeper after. But music is such an important part of my creative process. I probably could say that, such as many people, I’m quite open minded on music genres, but I definitely have a favorite pattern. I’m totally a sucker for indie, noise and garage rock, cold and new wave … Oh and when you know me, you definitely can tell that I’m stuck on my Arctic Monkeys passion for too many years now.

 

Is any of your art inspired by any of the music that you listen to?

Well to get deeper on that relation between my art and music, I feel like you just have to look at my artworks titles. Let’s be honest, I’m pretty bad at titling things and all those figurative stuffs. That’s probably why I always create something while having a particular song in mind and ears. There’s something really exciting about interpreting words and sounds on a more abstract and subjective way.

Is there one artist/piece/style that had a memorable impact on how you create?

That is a tough question tho. Art has always been such an important part of my life since I was a kid. I really enjoyed all kind of arts but I still can remember how passing by an abstract colorful work has always caught my eye. There’s something in abstraction and pareidolia effect that satisfy my imagination every time. I feel like figurative art, illustration etc. are so beautiful, but sometime I don’t want to face something obvious. That’s also why I’m particularly interested on glitch and digital art. Well this is a really awkward answer tho sorry ahah

 

What does the best creative session involve for you? Any particular moods/settings/people/ or habits that help you get in the right mind set to create?

The fact that I try to create few times a week involve quite constantly to be on a very good mood and creative space. To be honest, it’s something really hard in my opinion. I feel like the best creative session has to be me, on my own, immersed on a spacious and luminous room while playing records on the background, on a day where I’m not suffering from anxiety or any disorder situation. And then sometimes it’s just so hard to be on the right mood, at the right moment, for the right artwork. When you’re working on translating emotions through art, you’re potentially so involved that a creative session can became either something fascinating or painful.

Do you procrastinate? Any particular work – evasion habits?

I’m definitely, absolutely, totally not a procrastinator. And that is VERY tough tho. It’s always so hard to have a day when I’m not doing anything art or work related. Passion can sometimes became obsession, and I often feel like that. I’m totally obsessed with thinking about all the creative possibilities I have, and all the time I don’t have. Sometimes I really have to hit myself on the face (that is a joke tho ahah, don’t get me wrong on that mental health situation) and just do something else that carries my mind away from it. So usually I’m just doing those basic things like playing videos games, netflix and chill, eating too much pizza and all that jazz.

Hopefully we’ll get to put more of her work up soon, Head over to her instagram or check out her shop.