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5 Minutes with Caroline Vis

Caroline Vis is an exciting French artist who has exhibited her work in France, the US, UK, Netherlands, and Germany. With a firm understanding of the need for both chance and control throughout the creative process, she produces abstract paintings that pop with colour, vision, and – most importantly for Vis – movement. We sat down with Caroline Vis to talk about her current projects, inspiration, and the start of her artistic career.

When did you know you wanted to be an artist?

The moment I realized that I was happier with a large canvas rather than a new dress or luxe restaurant dinner, I couldn’t stop creating art anymore… And I still have that feeling, so it is impossible to stop creating art.

Connection Dripping Art (belonging to the time we do live in right now) (2017), Caroline Vis

I am thankful that collectors purchase my art, but if they didn’t I would still create it, because I need to do it.

Art for me is like breathing, you can’t live without it

I have painted my whole life, but around 2015 I started to take my art more seriously. I created a collection and made the leap into the art market, so in a way I am a very young artist!

I do live by the rule: “Don’t dream your life, but live your dreams.”

Can you tell us about a project you’re currently working on?

Currently I am working on trying out new sizes, I find myself wanting larger and larger canvases. However, over 300 cm is still a challenge for me.

Sunny XL modern (2018), Caroline Vis

Can you talk about your artistic influences and other artists you are most inspired by?

I do get my inspiration mostly from music and the sea, that’s why I just moved out to Ploubazlanec near Paimpol on the coast of Bretagne, France.

I enjoy all art. I love Emerging Artists as much as the great masters like Jackson Pollock.

What do you think you would be doing if you weren’t an artist?

I would still be a creator, I always liked to design and still do create furniture. There is almost nothing in my house that came from a shop, I handmade most of it!

Hopeful Espoir New Collection (2021), Caroline Vis

What advice could you give to young artists starting out?

I work by myself with the rule: “Anything you can visualize… you can create in life ”It is all just a matter of believing in yourself!

In life it is the same way, first you visualize it and then it happens, not the other way around.

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