Q) It has been a while since we last spoke! Has anything in your life changed drastically?
A) I moved to New York in August, so the most ‘drastic’ change this year would probably be my physical environment. Otherwise, going to school during Covid, navigating the city, and learning to make friends during a pandemic is something I’ve never had to do before. Moving to a city is in theory super free and liberating, but under the current circumstances, my experience has definitely been unconventional.
Q) Who would you name as some of your biggest inspirations in the art world?
A) My artistic inspirations don’t often come from other artists but more from my own life experience or people close to me. I admire other artists and they motivate me. However, I typically create work as a personal narrative. Some artists I look up to are David Hockney and Gustav Klimt.
Q) Once we are back to a more normal state of living and we have a bit more freedom to roam, what are you going to do that you have been absolutely itching to do?
A) I have been dying to go to London and seeing some friends as well as to go back to France in the summer where I grew up. Mainly, I’m itching to travel and meet new people as soon as I can.
Q) When you are not working or creating new artwork, what do you like to do to pass the time?
A) I love walking around and going to parks in NYC, and when in California, my favorite thing is driving down the Pacific Coast Highway, sharing music with friends. I also love staying at home with family and making music with my older brother Nick.
Q) It is pretty scary to think that life worldwide started spiraling even more out of control since we last spoke. On the other side of the coin, we feel like there was a big opportunity for growth here, physically & mentally. You had to look very hard for that opportunity sometimes, but it was there. Living outside the US, we have been a bit worried watching events unfold in your country. Do you think that things are headed in a better direction? – I guess what we are trying to say is when you walk outside and see others, do you feel a sense of positivity growing within them, even if just a little?
A) I can’t speak for everyone, but after making it through the craziness of 2020, I think many of us are going to emerge more resilient and appreciative of what we have. I’m definitely super thankful for everything I’ve learned this year, and I think it will only benefit me moving forward.