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Le Fashion Post par Catherine Toffaletti / Mars 2015
Belles Demeures par Caroline Coiffet / Jorge Ayala / Mars 2015
Résidences Décoration par Carole Schmitz / Jorge Ayala / Février 2015
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Style TV / Jorge Ayala 31/01/2014
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ArtSixMic Magazine par Jean Marc Lebeaubin / Jorge Ayala Interview 14/10/2014
Coorperative design par Frédéric Rossi Liegibel / Jorge Ayala 17/09/2014
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Peintures : Agnès Pezeu
Zebule magazine caught up with French contemporary artist Agnes Pezeu whose work Closer to the Skin exhibited earlier this year at Gallery Nine5 and at the Conde Nast Building in Times Square in New York. Here, the artist shares her thoughts on what inspires her to the impact of technology on art. Read on and get an intimate look at what brings the artist closer to the skin…
What inspires your work?
My work is inspired by the movement of the body. I want to be closer to the skin. But this body captured by the pencil/charcoal is recreated by the movement of my own body.
Which artists have influenced your work the most?
When you see my work you will inevitably think of Pollock and his dripping technique, since I use it too (I do not touch my canvas) but I feel closer to Baselitz, and the German Expressionists, or Michelangelo who were able to recreate the voluptuous and strength of the body. However, my style is not really inspired by anyone. What inspires me is the world around me!
There is an ethereal quality to your work where there’s this constant sense of movement. What do you hope to capture and portray with your work?
When I catch the body through my charcoal, I try to recreate the shape but also the energy that comes from it and emerges from it. These two elements are the source of my creation; it will determine my choice of colors and the way I work. Fluid or broken lines, stains, fluidity or solids. My work is directly related to my model.
As an artist, do you find it difficult to balance expressing your creativity while aspiring to achieve commercial success?
I never think about marketing my paintings. I’m just into « my artwork » as Paul Valéry used to say. This allows me to be honest, not to follow any trend. I am always surprised to know that I can share my work with collectors!
How do you see the role of an artist today in a society that increasingly relies on more technology? Do you see society relying on too much technology? If so, how do you convey a more “human element” in your work? What do you feel are the benefits of technology to art and what are the shortcomings of technology and art?
I think that the technological development is very interesting. I like to explore these new elements. They are like new paint tubes! They can tell stories in a new way by the movement, the light, more or less ephemeral. I love when all the forms of the arts are connected. However, they are difficult to use and poorly controlled. I made a video shown in several art fairs which allowed me to show what I couldn’t put on canvas, but I have worked with real professionals. I will continue to explore these new materials in a project that I will present in Hong Kong.
As we live in a more global world, are there any musicians, writers, movies or places that inspire you to create?
Yes, there are many writers and poets who make me think, Zweig, Yeats, Mallarmé… Dance with Pina Bausch evokes poetry and prose of the body and it’s also an important inspiration for me as well as people walking in the street. The most important poetry is everyday life. To see what nobody sees, be able to see and feel the mundane.
You came to New York for the opening of Closer to the Skin. What differences in terms of the pace and energy of New York did you notice in comparison to Paris and how do you think that would have affected your work?
In fact, the energy between Paris and New York is totally different, Stefan Zweig is asleep and fearful. New York is the opposite. I love this city where everything is possible and in movement.
During an artist performance, you invite viewers to participate. How does this alter and contribute to your creative process?
Performance is a way to be in contact with the public, to feel the energy of those who participate and watch. The purpose of the performance is not the way to be seen but a start to a new artwork/canvas.
The public takes part in the creative process by being an actor. I feel like I’m the director of the orchestra and it is very enjoyable.
What do you want people to feel after seeing your work?
What I want for the public is to share the important and festive first step of the artwork. I want the public to be involved. When a person gives me his body and I outline it, it’s exactly the same as if I were drawing their portrait. The drawing, the body is theirs but everyone perceives differently the envelope of his body!
I enjoy recognizing/feeling everyone’s reaction and to remember those fleeting moments of the capture of the body!
Youtube / « Dessein d’Eau » – Parc de Saint Cloud / Parcours d’art contemporain créé par Agnès Pezeu Installation d’oeuvres au Domaine national de Saint Cloud et à Ville d’Avray / 2006
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Consulting News Line – Art Break / Agnès Pezeu : Dessein d’eau / Juillet-Août 2006