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PRESCILLART
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Carré d'artistes invites the blogger Prescillart to share her vision of art and decoration through a unique Carré d'artistes selection. Passionate about art and culture, in 2014, she created her blog to share her favourite artists and all the news from the art world. An accessible and spontaneous approach allows her to introduce art to as many people as possible.

"The important thing for me is to make everyone feel relaxed about the world of art and culture."

 
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INTERVIEW

Can you introduce yourself? Who is Prescillart?
Originally from the South of France, I have turned into a contemporary art blogger since I moved to Paris. 

What does your job consist of? Where does this passion for art come from?
My job is to create content based on my artistic firm favorites. I go to exhibitions and viewings where I meet actors from the art realm, to expand my network.

Are you an art collector? If so, what artworks can we find at your home?
I started collecting works a few years ago. At home I have artworks created by JR, Murakami, Yoshitomo Nara.

What were your first steps in the realm of art?
When I was little, I drew on everything I found, to such an extent, that my mother let me "work" on one of the walls of my room. 

Which style particularly touches you, why? What does it trigger within you?
I don't have a particular style; I love all sorts of artists and can meditate for hours in front of Rothko, remain enthralled by Van Eyck's His Arnolfini’s Couple, before feeling bewitched before a graffiti wall.

What inspired you to make this selection? What does it mean? What message do you wish to convey?
I selected portraits because they reflect the soul of an artist. Whether the portrait represents a man, a woman, or a child, through the choice of colors, the attitude of the gaze and the brush’s stroke, one can perceive the personality of the artist and his state of mind. When an artist paints a portrait, I feel like I'm reading his diary. According to me, the portrait represents the fusion between the uniqueness of the model and the personality of the artist.  My choices reflect the idea that we are all equal, in terms of the fact that our faces can be "portrayed" but are all different due to the colors and materials that are used. 




If you could spend a day with an artist, who would you choose and why?
I would love to spend a day with JR. I've been a fan for such a long time. I find the photos just wonderful, and I admire to see him put his popularity at the disposal of social actions.

Can you name an artist from Carré d'artistes whose work you genuinely like?
I really liked Jamin David's style; his portraits convey a sort of sensitive energy that really touched me.   

If you had to describe Carré d'artistes in three words, which words would you choose? Why?
Modern, generous, and affordable.

Rather small formats or large formats? Why?
Large formats without hesitation. The larger the artworks, the more one can sense the liberated expression of the artist and the absence of limits. Smaller artworks are sometimes much neater but feel like they're hampering hindering. 

Why is art important, according to you?
Art is supreme delight. I can’t better express the importance of art but through Victor Hugo who said that: “Art is the necessary and fatal product of a limited intelligence, as nature is the necessary and fatal product of an infinite intelligence. Art is to man while nature is to God”

An anecdote you would like to tell?
One day I went to the Perrotin Gallery to meet Takashi Murakami, but during the opening there were so many people that it was impossible to talk to him. I posted a comment on Instagram saying I was disappointed that I couldn't take a picture with him. A few minutes later Emmanuel Perrotin sent me a photo of him with Takashi holding his cell phone with my portrait on his screen background. I had virtually managed to take a break with the artist, who I have admired for years. 

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