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Artist interview: meet Baptiste Desjardin

Baptiste Desjardin at The Swatch Art Peace Hotel in Shanghai, China Hello Baptiste, we’re delighted to have a chat about your background and your artistic practice. Baptiste, could you tell us about yourself and your background? I come from the suburbs of Paris. In 2014, I obtained a Master’s in Fine Arts from the Haute Ecole des Arts du Rhin in Strasbourg. During my studies, I learned woodworking, ironworking, screenprinting, analog photography, bookworking and so on. It was a great journey throughout learning and experimentation. I wanted to fully develop my skills and so I did. After graduating from art school, I applied for artist residencies abroad, especially in Asia. I wanted to discover new cultures. Traveling alone was also...

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Artist interview: meet Chris Jonathon

Hello Chris, we’re delighted to have a chat about your background and your artistic practice. Chris, could you tell me about yourself and your background? My name is Chris, I was born in Aleppo, Syria. I’m 21 years old and currently an art student at Villa Arson - National School of Fine Arts. When did you start making art? I started when I was really young, can’t remember when exactly, probably around the age of 8 or 9, and I mainly was drawing dresses that I wanted to create when I grew older. I really loved fashion at the time and wanted to become a designer one day. After that, I became obsessed with hair and makeup. I deeply enjoyed...

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Artist interview: meet Elisabeth Gomes Barradas

Elisabeth Gomes Barradas in her home studio    Hello Elisabeth, we’re delighted to have a chat about your background and your artistic practice. Could you tell the readers about yourself and your background? My name is Elisabeth Gomes Barradas. I’m a Black French photographer, a big Rap and RnB lover - the “Ghetto-fabulous” style coming from the 2000’s. I was born in 1993 from Cape Verdean parents who emigrated to France 30 years ago in order to give a better quality of life to their children. Together with my seven brothers and sisters, I grew up in the Parisian working-class area, between Malakoff (Haut-de-Seine) and Stalingrad (Paris). These are cosmopolitan places, rich in all their cultures and ethnicities.  "When you...

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