Corinne Séguin — ARTIST






Corinne Séguin

Corinne Séguin

 

Interview with artist Corinne Séguin —

 

"Sun" acrylic paint with crystal glass tiles on recycled skateboard.

“Sun”
acrylic paint with crystal glass tiles on recycled skateboard.

1. Who are you and what do you do?
My name is Corinne Séguin. I currently live in NY but I come from Andrésy, a small city in the west suburbs area of Paris in France. I’m a Graphic Designer, Fine Art artist, occasional photographer and skateboarder. I own a design firm called co2designs which clients has been in the medical, music and skateboarding industry so far. I create art under corinneseguinart. I love working with other artists for events, exhibitions or any kind of collaboration.

“My artwork and life are closely related to skateboarding. I recycle skateboards to use as canvas for example and recently started to paint on griptape. As of now I’m representing Spacycloud as a skateboarder/artist. In 2013, I, along with with Sophie Berthollet and Kate Murray, founded Realaxe Association, in Paris and became Vice President of FemmeSkate in 2015. Both are supporting and promoting women skateboarding. I have created the identity of Realaxe and I am taking care of all designs. I’ve realized some of the flyers for FemmeSkate. In my graphic design work I love to combine my own photography and illustrations when possible.”

"Realaxe Girl Session" - skate poster, France

“Realaxe Girl Session” – skate poster, France

 

 

"Girls Sesh" - skate poster, Brooklyn, NY

“Girls Sesh” – skate poster, Brooklyn, NY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Why art?
I create art as a relieving passion. Just something that runs through my veins as a need.

 

Abstractmetry project "Abstract A"

Abstractmetry project “Abstract A”

 

3. What is your earliest memory of wanting to be an artist?
Being an artist just happened, also someone I’ve met believed in me and that pushed me. I’ve always been drag to it since little age for some reason.

 

Calligym Project "Beam & Uneven Bars Apparatus"

Calligym Project “Beam & Uneven Bars Apparatus”

 

4. What are your favorite subject(s) and media(s)?
I’m guided towards abstraction, geometry, movement and calligraphy. I love using china ink on paper and Posca markers. I recycle skateboards, bottles, left over wood or whatever I can find.

 

Calligym Project "Floor Apparatus"

Calligym Project “Floor Apparatus”

 
5. How do you work and approach your subject?
Research research and research first. I’m a bit nerdy. I let it cook in my head then I deliver art. It might not look like it but my art is very thoughtful.

 

6. What are your favorite art work(s), artist(s)?
Artist Dereck Hess sketch lines. The whole Bauhaus period deeply inspiring me. Artists Wassily Kandinsky, Jean Dubuffet, Henri Michaux and photographers Eadweard Muybridge and Étienne-Jules Marey are my water.

 

"Love Catcher" spray-paint, pencil, crepe paper, buttons, thread on recycled-skateboard.

“Love Catcher”
spray-paint, pencil, crepe paper, buttons, thread on recycled-skateboard.

"Love Catcher" - detail

“Love Catcher” – detail

 

7. What are the best responses you have had to your work?
Selling 8 pieces in one night during my solo exhibition at the Break Art Mix (BAM) downtown Paris was very flattering. All the compliments I get at any time.

 

Abstractmetry project "Bottles The World Go Round"

Abstractmetry project “Bottles The World Go Round”

 

 

8. What do you like about your work?
The fact that I can escape when creating. Don’t ask me where I go : )
Also giving objects an after life.

 

 

 

9. What advice would you give to other artists?
Never give up and keep producing art.

 

Abstractmetry project "Lift Your Spirit"

Abstractmetry project “Lift Your Spirit”

 

10. Where do you see yourself in 5­-10 years?
Collaborating more with brands and do more exhibitions.
Hiking the highest mountain and just keep going.

 

 

Corinne Séguin

Corinne Séguin

 

 

 

LINKS —

 
Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/co2vision/
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/CocoLartichaud
Tumblr: http://corinneseguin.tumblr.com/
Websites:
www.corinneseguinart.com
www.co2designs.com