– Where do you live?
In The Netherlands.
– What kind of artist are you?
Basically i’m a graphic designer. I started painting about a year ago,
which i try to do as full-time as possible now. I hope one day to live from it, in the meantime i still do some minor graphic work, just to pay the bills.
– How would you describe your work?
It’s abstract, symbolic & personal. I often start with a rough outline or form and go from there. Colors and forms develop along the way or derive partly from sketches , it’s quite an impulsive process. The forms and col ors work in har mony to build a bridge within the rela tion ships.
– Where do you draw inspiration from, and are there any particular artists you look up to?
Books, movies, music, thoughts, documentaries, philosophy, symbolism, psychedelic stuff, primitive art, 60s & 70s art & design, experiences, life in general and other artists, too many to name, there’s so much talent out there.
-Any upcoming shows, projects, or adventures?
A duo-show in June with illustrator Roya Hamburger at Alley art gallery, Belgium. Also in June, a groupshow in London with David Shillinglaw and others, some work on the Stroke Artfair in Germany and a solo show by the end of August at Nice/Nice in Hannover, that’s about it for now.
-What makes you happy?
My kids, painting, freedom….
See more of his work on his website: www.oliviervrancken.com and on his Flickr
Interview by Andrew Luk
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