1. Two truths and a lie about you, please
I got two beautiful daughters and a magnificent woman
I have a FUN tattoo on my ass
I believe in a miracle
2. What is the idea behind your “Sponsoring” serie?
At the very starting point of this work, I was only searching on internet for new image corpus. I realized that the big companies, mostly American and English, would put online very high definition pictures of what I would call the “bank check ceremony picture”. I found this to be an interesting typology, terribly politic and at the same time so pathetic. I decided to remake those. By doing photo montage I placed myself as the “gifted guy”. As an artist, we are constantly struggling to find $$$$ to produce new work. This series of images could be a revenge: a sort of CAC 40 robin in the hood, one artist willing to put a suit and give a big smile to get some fresh dollars.
3. You say you live “between Marseille and Paris”. How these two places compare?
Marseille = leisure / real life / normal people
Paris = working / party
Between = travel all the time
4. Song to listen when you are sad
When I am sad I go to the bar!
5. Who should we interview next?
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