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Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Interview with ACHRAF AMIRI

q)Walk us through an intimate day in your lif :

a)Contrary of what many people think of me as a active persons because of all the illustrations I produce in a short amend of time, I’m a very lazy person. If I’m not having a busy day with meeting, I generally wake up late in the afternoon and wonder around my flat. Depending of the energy and the mood I then start my day. Every day is a surprise: visiting creative friends, having diner in nice international restaurants and networking at the evening in various events that I’m invited too. The inspiration for starting making illustrations comes generally during the night when the streets are quite and everybody is sleeping. (this is also the reason why I wake up late) ;)

q) Where did you grow up/where do you live now and how does that contribute to your art?

a)I was born and grew up in Brussels (Belgium). After my studies I’ve spend a year living in Italy for emancipating myself. Now it’s been 3 years that I’m based in London where I totally enjoy the opportunities that the city is offering me.

q) What is your earliest memory that propelled you to create?

a)My 11-month-older brother that teaches me in being creative. We enjoyed copying personages of cartoons, especially Manga animé that we’ll be watching together during our childhood.

q) Tell us a little bit about your creative process.

a)Straight fort as a painter but logic as an architect. My illustrations are actually elaborated sketches made in less than 1 hour. 

q) How do you wish for your art to be perceived?

a)I’m happy if it can make people smile or even procure them a feeling of disgust.

q) Do you feel that there are limitations to what you want to create?

a)Yes, I always try to push the limits as far as I can and am generally very little satisfied whit what I make.

q) Do you feel art is vital to survival and if so, why?

a)It’s for me as vital as having a shower.  It personally cleans my mind and releases me from tensions.

q) Describe a world without art.


q) Tell us a secret, and obsession.

a)Can you keep a secret?

q) Where can people see more of your work on the internet?

a)All of my works are displayed online. Google is my PR.