MÉKANIK COPULAIRE – ART & INTERVIEW

Organic shapes abstracted from print-outs. This artist stunned us with his ability to create a new whole from scattered randoms. We highly recommend looking at these pieces closely and from a far to truly appreciate their versatility. 

Below is a selection of work and some interview questions he was kind enough to answer for us. You can follow him on his instagram where he also runs a blog for contemporary collage artists. Great stuff, great artist. We will definitely be seeing more of his work coming past.

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

For sure, music is mainly present during my créative sessions. I heard a lot of different things, so, here have a little idea…
Almost all of constellation records ( Do make say think, colin stetson, evangelista,Jessica Moss…), some old sounds ( Minimal compact, Brian Eno, Can, Robert Wyatt, Tony Conrad,…), Einstürzende Neubauten, Fred Frith, Chelsea wolfe, Death grips, Ben Frost, Thee more shallows, Fog, Mount Kimbie, Lower Dens, François Virot, This Heat, Half Japanese, sleaford mods, anticon records, and many others…..

 

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

Probably subconsciously.

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

The queen of them is Hannah Höch! And i try to keep informed of the contemporary collage création and to share it on my blog  and also on paper via mékanik copulaire éditionsAll of them influenced me for sure, and help me to find my own place.
 

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

By the past, i worked mainly on my room, and during travels ( train, friend’s houses, friend’s studios ). Since few months, i have a huge studio, rent by the city of Strasbourg for the next 4 years. So, i just discovered how to work with more space,
and it is gorgeous! Otherway, the mood is the second main important ingrédient, and when i have a big motivation,
i try to lost myself throught the leftovers to find new compositions.


 

5. Do you procrastinate? Any particular work – evasion habits?

I try to find time to procrastinate… It’s easier for me when i travel ( faraway of my habits). Usually, when i am in others cities, i go on lot of second hand markets, librairies, and i became an hunter of found photographies.

 

As mentioned; you can check more of his stuff here on his instagram