10 short questions / 10 short answers asked to the artist Eric Roux-Fontaine who inspired the “WONDERLAND” collection available for pre-orders from October 29 to November 7, 2021.


1. An inspiring place?
Tortuguero in Costa Rica, a small village stuck between the ocean and the jungle.... or even the Brocéliande forest

2. An artist you can’t get enough of?
Difficult, there are so many, so, partial choice, Gauguin, whistler.

3. Your last read?
Where the Crawfish Sing by Delia Owens, a magnificent novel set in the swamps of North Carolina.

4. How do you start a painting, a work?
Never a preparatory sketch, but rather a first draft with a broad brush, just to have a first approach to the tones and composition.

5. When do you know it is finished?
Yes, completing a painting without killing it in some way!! Once finished, I turn the canvas against the wall and leave it like that for a few weeks. Then I hang it on the wall again, and I have my answer!.

6. Your Proust madeleine?
The smell of strong Italian coffee in the morning, and the ink of the freshly printed newspaper, a childhood memory when my grandfather took a break in his metal turning workshop.

7. Does fashion (clothing) inspire you?
It's more about certain materials and cuts that I can be sensitive to, I love the styling in Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes for example.

8. An idea to develop it?
Unfortunately, I don't have this talent!

9. Your favorite item of clothing? (jacket, pants, scarf, etc.)
A strip of fabric, generally recovered from an old fetish shirt that serves as a headband to keep my hair out of my face when I work!

10. A question you would like to ask the next artist we collaborate with?
What feeling does it give you to go from one dimension, your canvas, to 3 dimensions, a piece of clothing worn and in motion?

The question between artists:

Question from Anita Phillips to Eric Roux-Fontaine
“Were you as surprised and delighted as I was to be asked to collaborate?” 
Between Brigitte Martin, François Gadrey and myself it is already a long story which goes back to Aventure des toiles with two collaborations. I appreciate the special care given to every detail, from the design of the garment, through its presentation and packaging, everything is done with love, and each time there is the surprise of seeing the way in which they are appropriate a canvas to transform it into a piece of clothing, I love this alchemy!

Publié par Brigitte Martin, Co-fondratrice d'Artist La marque.

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