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The paintings, drawings and sculptures of Stephane Leberola, of France present close encounters with the bare souls of the individual. Sometimes alarmed, sometimes perplexed, sometimes dubious, yet always aware and present in the moment, Leberloa’s figures emerge directly from the collective unconscious mind to engage the viewer with convincing urgency, immediacy and insight.—Janis Kirstein
Interview with Leberola
When did you start painting?
In 2009, before I was a collector, now I am a “an artist” who would see his name on top of the poster !!! To quote my friend Ben Vautier “everything is a matter of ego.”
What techniques do you use most often?
No, I’m not a technician.
Are there any artists that you could cite as an influence on your work?
Since the Chauvet cave, artistic creation is a perpetual issue in art history.
Certainly Influential artists have had an effect, but I’m more interested in the artistic movement and artists. Dada, the Cobra movement, the Situationists, the Bazooka, free representation … very large artistic adventures that haunt me.
Arthur Rimbaud said he had to be of its time otherwise die.
The influence is very XX century with mostly masterpieces–the urinal by Marcel Duchamp, “Guernica” by Pablo Picasso, “Riding with Death” of Jean-Michel Basquiat.
I fear that the XXI century is that of pathos or bling. Fortunately there is still outsider art.
What are your future projects?
What is the experience?
A die faster.
You are what you do?
I undo what I am.
When does a plastic work (work in progress)becomes a work of art?
At that time mysterious, interior, above all plastic creation. I do not know to explain it is a fleeting moment and that troubles me. The epitome of a work of art is where the flamenco is the duende and jazz his blue note. The rest is just sweet talk.
This work she has an independent existence outside its creator?
The work is inseparable from its creator. The artist’s DNA is in his work.
This interview of Stéphane Leberloa is taken directly from his website http://www.leberloa
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