#Artist Alexis de Moussac was born in France in 1976. As a child, he was fascinated by the wall paintings that were created by the street artists in his town. Alexis bought his first spray-paint cans and started to learn how to paint his first characters when he was a teenager. Since he was raised in a family of artists he was attracted to different mediums but he finally chose spray paint and felt tip. Although he started out as a street artist, he eventually moved from walls to canvas. Alexis de Moussac currently lives and works in Saint Savin, France, and his studio has been open to the public since 2010. Recently, he spoke about his experiences as an artist and his hopes for the future.

Advertisements
Advertisements

Inspiration  

Blasting News (BN): How and when did you decide to become an artist?

Alexis de Moussac (AM): I don’t remember when but I do remember that very quickly everything around me was a subject to be drawn and then painted. A few years later that I decided to become artist.

BN: Growing up, which artists/types of #Art interested you?

AM: Two majors artists influenced me, Vasarely and Hundertwasser. They are both very different from each other but both artists play with the palette to create shapes. Later, expressionists like Pollock and street artists like Basquiat or Haring influenced my way of looking at art because of their free expression.

BN: How would you describe your work and what inspires it?

AM: I have the feeling that my work summarizes different part of myself.

Advertisements

Like, I would say that the regularity of certain shapes show my obsessiveness and the drippings the possibility of the unpredictable.

Process

BN: How did you go about getting into galleries and/or public showcases?

AM: After few exhibitions organised in France, I have been recently been invited to show my work in a group show in NYC at the Agora Gallery and before that I was part of a group performance, as a guestwith the greatest French street artists like C215 which was curated by Emanuelle Rousse.

BN: Do you have a favorite piece? If so, which one and why?

AM: No, I like all of them. 

BN: What are your mediums of choice? Are there any mediums that you haven’t worked with yet but hope to soon?

AM: My favorite medium is spray and felt tip on canvas. But I have always been interested in acrylics as well.

BN: Your style is very vibrant and beautiful. When and how did you develop this style?

AM: Thank you I really appreciate that. I would love to be able to answer clearly your question but it’s very tough.

Advertisements

The more I paint, the more my imagination grows up and the possibilities seem to be endless.

Aspirations 

BN: To date, what has been the most rewarding experience involving your artwork and/or being an artist?

AM: Honestly, my humble participation in this performance curated by Emmanuelle Rousse with other great French artists was very rewarding, it gave me what is key as an artist--confidence.

BN: What advice would you give to someone who is hoping to become an artist?

AM: My advice would be to look at everything in general but especially the art from the first paintings discovered on the walls of Lascaud to Keith Haring on the walls of NYC.

BN: Are there any upcoming projects that you would like to mention?

AM: I am now working on a new series of paintings. I must confess that I have been approached by different galleries which is amazing but for the time being i prefer to remain concentrate on my practice. #Interview