domenica 30 gennaio 2011

Interview with David Orfé

q)Who are you? Where are you from and where do you live now?

a)I am David Orfé. I'm from Lille, north of France. It's pretty hard to say where I live cause I've been travelling a lot this last 4 years. Ireland, Australia, New-Zealand and Canada now. I'm in Montreal at this time and I'm not sure where will be my next address?

q)What is it that you do? What media do you use?

a)I mostly paint and draw. Little stuffs with simple media on paper while I'm travelling in my "studio house" car. Bigger stuffs with paints on canvas when I'm not moving. I use acrylic, water colors, indian ink, sharpie, pencil, found papers, canvas... Sometimes I like to do prints on Lino as well.

q)What do you think sets your work apart?

a)Wow, That's not my role neither my place to give you an answer. I just try to be true and honest with what I'm creating, let the people talk about that.

q)How long have you been showing your work for? Did you have a “big break?”

a) Showing is a pretty new concept for me, I didn't make lots of show cause I was constantly on the move.

q)What are some things that have inspired you?

a)A big mix. Primitive art, ethnic and folk culture, mysticism, mythological, natural and spiritual theme meet colorful psyché patterns in a geometrical world.

q)What have you been working on recently?

a) Finishing a serie of portraits and a large canvas.

q)Do you listen to music while you create your work? If so, would you give some examples?

a) It all depends of the day! Sometimes everything and anything in my playlist and some days I don't want any noise at all. But I have to admit that I love Rock'n' Roll!

q)Do you do work in any other media? Other projects not necessarily related to your main body of work?

a) Yes, I do some kind of outdoor installation with wool, cardboard, paint and trees. I try to find a beautiful natural spot and have fun. when I've got the opportunity, I love screenprinting.

q)What advice do you have for artists looking to show their work?

a) Pretty hard to answer that cause I don't have a lot of experiences. I should say don't be afraid to accept small stuff, cause you're learning everyday. Never adjust what you're doing for somebody, stay true to your vision, see big, be brave and move your ass!

q)Do you have any upcoming exhibitions of your work that you can mention?

a) I've got a show at the beginning of march at "Maison Kasini" and a group show for April at "Usine 106U". You can find some of my prints at "Monastiraki" too. All this places are in Montreal.

q)Where can people see more of your work on the internet?

a)Most of the photos of new work will be found on my flickr: or on facebook at David Orfé