Rery | Rery on ARTchipel.com (Taiwan/France) - Sublime banalité. Limited digital drawing, Fine Art print on Hahnmühle paper, 30x40 cm (2011)
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• Tell us in few words about you.
Born in Taipei, grew up in Montreal, I live and work in Paris for over eight years. I think my multicultural experience is the biggest influence on my personality, my life and my work. I also believe that, having traveled a lot has made me a person who needs to be surprised continually.
• What motivated you to become an artist?
I have always loved drawing since child: on a sketch book, a tissue in the restaurant. But I have hard time to consider myself artist but illustrator who illustrate a person, an emotion or a state of mind…
• What are your work process and techniques?
I use my tablet to make illustrations in Illustrator but have always a little sketches book with me to draw down the unexpected ideas. I like the nearly perfect control and the multiple possibilities of the digital art, as much as the spontaneity and the freedom of the hand drawing.
• Tell us a bit about your work habits.
Often late at night when I’m less stressed by the outside world, with some music and a cigarette.
• What inspires and provokes imagination in you?
I make Hans Hartung’s words mine: “Everything we feel deeply must be expressed.” I’ve always felt the need to express my inner world through the images. My artistic influence is multiple: from the manga I read during my childhood to the contemporary art such as Soulages, Serra, Anish Kapoor, Kiefer, Cy Twombly, Rothko, Jong-sang Lee, Gao Xingjian, Il Lee, Yayoi Kusama, Toshio Shibata, Ryoji Ikeda, etc. Everything can be a source of inspiration to me: the clichés of our society, emotions of daily life, people I love or I meet on the street, my daydreams…
• Does your work reflect your person?
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Rery is also the co-founder of ARTchipel.com and co-curate ARTchipel.tumblr. You can visit her rery.tumblr for her illustrations and rerylikes.tumblr for some inspirations.
(interview with artist by ARTchipel Dec-2011)
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