The Other Art Fair is coming up in a few weeks time and at FAD we thought we would give you an insight/snap shot at some of the great artists who will be showing from the 22nd November this year.
Heloise Delegue is our fifth artist preview
1 Is this he first time you will be exhibiting at TOAF ?
Yes! I’m very excited about it.
2 What will you be exhibiting ?
I will be exhibiting some limited edition prints of my latest work, and some original paintings on canvas and on paper.
3 Did you study fine art ? And if you did where did you study ?
Yes. I studied Visual Arts at the Sorbonne in Paris.
4 Which artists have influenced your work ?
Paul Klee, Jean Michel Basquiat, Vassily Kandinsky, Francis Bacon
5. Can you tell us more about your work and what are the main ideas you would like to express?Narratives are very important in all my work. I use colours, shapes and textures to fuse some aspects of my identity, my travel experiences but also societal narratives. I explore the fragile balance between mankind and nature. Playing with dimensions of scale and perspective, I endeavour to confuse the viewer into having to look at my work from different angle until, like a jigsaw puzzle, the abstracted pieces begin to fall into place. Sometimes, thoughts or some text scares the surface of the canvas but are never entirely readable
6. How do you start the process of making work?
I use different processes.
Sometimes, I source images of faces and the human form in a multiplicity of activities as my starting point. I then gradually transform portraiture into deserted landscape.
Most of the time, nothing is really planned. I try to dig into my psychic and play a lot with automatic colouring until I see some elements I find interesting appearing under my paintbrush. I then use what I think about to transform what I see and build a story around.
7. What do you hope to achieve from exhibiting at TOAF?
I really hope I can make really good contacts and hopefully get noticed by a gallery or some collectors.. Of course, I also hope I can sell as much as possible. But, most importantly, I really want to have fun and enjoy these 4 days as much as possible.
8. What plans do you have after TOAF ?
Painting, painting and painting and planning the next big thing. It might be another fair or an exhibition. I’m also going to India for one month to get some inspiration.
See More work from Heloise :www.riseart.com/heloise