ATW Artist Talk

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ATW Artist Talk is an ongoing series of interviews with artists that we’ve worked with. Each conversation focuses on different themes relevant to their practice and is accompanied by images of the artist’s work or their video footage.

For the second in our interview series we had the pleasure of speaking to visual artist Pierre Fauret from Toulouse.

Pierre Fauret: Hybrid Stories – Humans & Animals

Pierre’s diverse sculpture and drawing practice fluidly spans techniques to reimagine human traits and narratives within animal forms, by playfully combining a hybrid and experimental approach to making, materials and visual storytelling.

Interview conducted by Art Talk Write in June 2021.

ATW: You describe yourself as a storyteller – tell us about this term and how it plays out in your practice.

PF: Actually, this term was recently used by a friend and I adopted it. In ‘storyteller’ I see a parallel with writing and I like to imagine myself as… Read more

Apparition-Disparition, 2020
Wax pencil, graphite and black chalk on paper, 21 x 29.7 cm

To launch the project, we’d like to introduce Toulouse based mixed media artist Yvonne Calsou.

Yvonne Calsou: Time & Space

Yvonne works with drawing, installation, photography, sound and video to examine our environment and those quiet and unnoticed shifts that alter it. She adopts processes of erasure and subtle interventions into often unconventional urban and natural sites, that both employ and disrupt our perceptions of space and time.

Interview conducted by Art Talk Write in March 2021.

ATW: First of all Yvonne, please tell us what time and space mean to you?

YC: Time and space are notions that are intimately linked for me: what interests me about time is the impossibility of… Read more

Temps coloré, bleach on black canvas, 1,50 m x 2 m, Toulouse, 2014.

Uchronie, ephemeral drawing with charcoal and Spanish white, Saurat, 2020. Co-production Ancienne Pharmacie.