Hello Dear Franck Besançon. Thank you for giving us the chance to Interview with you. Our first question is how the “Quarantine” affects your art?
Hello Marvelous Art Gallery, and thank you for this interview.
The situation gave me a lot of time to think and reflect on my habits and routine, allowing me to reevaluate my priorities, my desires - as I’m sure it did for so many people over the world. This led me to allocate more time to being creative (and playing video games a little less).
I don't think that lockdown and the covid crisis have directly influenced my creations in terms of message or design, but it has definitely triggered a desire to produce more work.
How has your practice change over time?
Each creation is a step forward. It's important for me to experiment with new techniques and learn new things.
What's interesting about 3D is that each creation serves as raw material for the next one. I take elements that I have sculpted, polishing them through each iteration. It’s a very organic process! Between my old creations and the recent ones, the level of detail has increased, as has my understanding of the anatomy.
Which current art world trends are you following?
Nearly not enough; it’s such a vast world! I was lucky enough to discover and join the Dark Art Society, a cooperative of artists led by Chet Zar. This group is such a fantastic source of influences and talents that never cease to amaze me.
At the moment, the art world trends that I follow remain largely in this dark arts theme.
Outside of art, I look at everything that is trending - my job as a motion designer asks me to understand the growing trends, but it's mainly within the design aspect.
Can you tell us what is important about these projects to you?
I am self-taught. I’ve always liked to draw, to create monsters, yet I started to show all this to the general public relatively late. My projects are very important to me because they directly materialize what I like, my desires, and my dreams.
Showcasing my personal work has been a huge step for me!
Since I’ve started creating more actively, I have come into contact with many fabulous artists, some of whom have directly influenced me. This is extremely rewarding and motivating.
So here it is, creating is vital for me; it gives me an instant feeling of happiness, an honest and deep satisfaction, which is very good for my mental health :)
Can you give us a spoiler on what’s coming next for Franck Besançon?
For the moment, I will continue to flesh out the universe I’ve been building. I have a lot of ideas for scenes and characters to add to the overall story. What you can expect are new characters from my mythology, pivotal scenes, and even cosmic deities!
And maybe I'll be looking more closely at 3D printers this year :)