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5 Questions with our Resident Artists: VICTOR DEVENIR


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Photo by Ruth Alraei

WHAT IS YOUR RULE TO CREATE?


"composition is one of the keys for a good design. It's like the foundation of a building, it must be solid because everything rests on it."


WHAT IS YOUR SOURCE OF MOTIVATION FOR CREATING?


I don't have a single source of motivation, but rather a basic need to draw to feel good. Another element that motivates me is the desire to learn. When we try to create something we fail and when we fail we learn.


WHY IS DESIGN IMPORTANT TO YOU?


Design allows me to exteriorize a lot of things, in particular my emotions, my periods of doubt and ill-being. Design is the link between the people I tattoo and me.


IF YOU COULD SAY SOMETHING TO YOUR PAST SELF FROM A YEAR AGO, WHAT WOULD IT BE?


Try the coil (tattoo machine) today, don't wait another day.


IF YOU COULD SAY SOMETHING TO YOUR FUTURE SELF FROM A YEAR LATER, WHAT WOULD IT BE?


Don't forget to do what pleases you.


WHAT IS THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE YOU FEEL YOU FACE AS AN ARTIST?


Reinvent yourself while remaining the same. Do different and new things without losing the thread that connects my older creations.


Find more of Victor Devenir's work on Instagram.



Interview and Art Direction by Saska Akopian