Interview with Nice Art
q)Who are you? Where are you from and where do you live now?
a)I am from Nice Art, a street art crew based near
q)What is it that you do? What media do you use?
a)I am a stencil maker (pochoiriste) and I am using walls in the street.
q)What do you think sets your work apart?
a)Our work is very colourful. We have started depicting animals and we are now doing portraiture (writers, singers, movie stars, etc)
q)How long have you been showing your work for? Did you have a “big break?”
a)We have been showing our work for more than 25 years and we had a “big break” from 1992 to 2000-01 approximately. This was partly due to new environmental concerns in relation with the destructing effect of spray can upon the ozone layer. We had to make sure that our work would not have bad consequences on our environment.
q)What are some things that have inspired you?
a)The work of Ernest Pignon-Ernest
The work of Alechinsky
q)What have you been working on recently?
a)I recently painted a big wall (7m X 9m) with two graffiti makers. I also started making stencil on LP records.
q)Do you listen to music while you create your work? If so, would you give some examples?
a)Sometimes. Very different musics… Difficult to extract a particular style as it depends on the mood.
q)Do you do work in any other media? Other projects not necessarily related to your main body of work?
a)I also create stickers, posters, photo pictures, paintings, … I am also engaging in playing theatre on stage as an amateur actress.
q)What advice do you have for artists looking to show their work?
a)Stay as much as possible in the streets and use every opportunity to create on the walls.
q)Do you have any upcoming exhibitions of your work that you can mention?
Art cité, in
Fleurs sur le béton, Bagneux, March-May 2011
q)Where can people see more of your work on the internet?