Digital creation is the main domain of French collagist SLip. His work saturates around everyday issues and constellations that applies for most of us
an article written by Carmen Line Hust
ARTICULATE #30 | January 2022
The French collage artist SLip (b. 1974) is driven by creation. As he explains it, his head has always been full of thoughts. Some people turn to therapists to express their feelings and feel better. This is where SLip turns his questions into works of art.
SLip always works in the digital domain for two major reasons; first of all he’s comfortable with computers growing up with them.
Trial and error suites him, while pens and brushes was never his media.
SLip works on background topics. He’s triggered by colors, words he’s heard in the street or incidents happening live in front of him. After such appearances, pictures appears to him and inspires him to proceed his process.
The works of SLip saturates around everyday issues and constellations that applies for most of us. Let it be politics, ecology, issues concerning his kids or the fact of ageing.
To SLip the key element in creating a good composition, is to be the most explicit in order for the artwork to be understandable to its audience.
If SLip should mention artists, who inspires him, some close close by the fact of interpretation and some in their aesthetics, he would drag out from his sleeve the British artist Banksy, from nowadays, who seems to have a major influence, due to his sense of humor and irony. Apart from that, SLip enjoys artists of the 20th century, like the Russian artist El Lissitzky (1890-1941) and other Soviet artists. Also, he’s drawn to artists, such as British Peter Saville (b. 1955) and in collagist, he adores the French artist Julien Pacaud.
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