For the special Singulart Winter flash sale, we interviewed artists Guillaume & Laurie. In this article, the French artists tell us about their inspiration while presenting their Happiness series, created exclusively for the flash sale.
Who are Guillaume & Laurie?
Optimistic (and slightly utopian) lovers. Guillaume followed a Bts in Space Design to then then enter the Beaux-Arts de Lyon where he followed a DNAP then DNSEP in the design section.
As for Laurie, she was a dancer at the Desmaé workshops and then at the Ballet étude Nini Theilade in Lyon. She then followed an Upgrade in Applied Arts & Bts Graphic Design and a WebMaster degree. We met in the corridors of the Beaux-Arts in Lyon, not far from the coffee machine.
When did you know you wanted to become artists?
From our youngest age!
How would you describe your art?
Our art is spontaneous, it has its roots in the emotions we share.
Who would you be if you were not artists?
For Guillaume, an explorer. For Laurie, a dancer. Together, we would be dancing explorers.
What is your next big project?
We are starting a series of objects in huge formats. Stay tuned for the next episode!
What is your favourite artwork?
Difficult to choose, we have many favourites, but if we have to decide we will say “Fountain” by R Mutt (Marcel Duchamp). What we like in this work is the power of thought:
“It doesn’t matter that Richard Mutt made this fountain with his own hands, he chose it. He took an ordinary item of life, he placed it in such a way that its meaning of use disappears under the new title and the new point of view, he created a new thought for this object”Marcel Duchamp
Who is your favourite artist of all time?
Fernand Léger. We appreciate him for the plastic treatment of some of his works and use of pure colour. This graphic universe based on volumes and flat tints speaks to us. His way of representing the time of modernism is fascinating. In fact, in some of his work, he tries to represent the link that exists between men. This representation of immaterial links resonates in us.
What is your biggest hope for the future?
We dream of a calm and thoughtful world, where joy and love would be the only motto.
What is your creative process?
Usually, we agree on a word, a theme or a place. Then we compose our sketches with 4 hands, yours, mine, yours, mine. And finally, the colour. Decision made by two. Painting with four hands.
How are current events influencing your art?
Current events are more reassuring to us than what they influence us. Indeed, love, joy and optimism are at the core of our work.
Can you share a bit about your experience with Singulart?
Our experience with Singulart has been very easy. From the first contact, until today, we have been accompanied, guided & advised relentlessly! It is a pleasure to be part of this beautiful adventure. We (Are) Singulart.
What advice would you give to young artists?
Try, find yourself, trust yourself.
What motivated you to participate in this Winter Flash Sale?
This series is a message of joy, happiness and positivity. We wanted to share it with as many people as possible.
Could you describe the works of art you made for this flash sale?
Each work of the “Happiness” series is a moment of improvisation with 4 hands. They are spontaneous abstractions, thrown on the canvas and its close environment. They are the traces of joyful moments.
The current context pushes us even more to express the joy and happiness we have in us.