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FRANCK DORAT // ARTIST

March 11, 2018
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Ahead of his show at Comptoir 102 in Dubai Beachroad Magazine talk with multidisciplinary artist Franck Dorat. Franck shows his truly unique pieces of wire art at Comptoir 102 on 21st - 24th March.

NAME? // Franck Dorat.

YOUR FIRST JOB? // Sculptor and graphic artist.

WHERE WERE YOU BORN? // Bretagne, France

WHERE DO YOU LIVE? // At Pernes Les Fontaines in the South of France.

YOUR CURRENT OCCUPATION // Wire sculpture and drawing.

WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO BECOME AN ARTIST? // Star Wars, nature, classical music, pop, electro, food and new technologies...

HOW DID YOUR STYLE OF ART DEVELOP? // I’ve been drawing since a very young age and I spent 15 years working with 3d images. This last activity develops my sense of 3 dimensions and the love for wire… In 3d, when you make an object, the first step is the wireframe.

YOU WORK IN DIFFERENT MEDIUMS, WIRE, PAINT ETC DO YOU HAVE A FAVOURITE? // Wire sculpture and ink drawing.

WHAT ARE THE MAIN CHALLENGES INVOLVED IN CREATING YOUR WIRE ARTWORKS ? // To work with other artists and create together.

WHICH ONE PIECE OF WIRE ARTWORK HAS BEEN YOUR BIGGEST CHALLENGE? // Van Gogh in 3d wire sculpture lighting with 3 different colours for an exhibition in Arles (France).

WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF AS AN ARTIST BEING IN 10 YEARS TIME? // I hope forever.

WHERE WOULD YOUR DREAM STUDIO BE LOCATED? // Everywhere… and one day, stay 2 to 3 months in Japan.

IF YOU WERE NOT AN ARTIST WHAT WOULD YOU BE DOING? // Aviator or astronaut.

WHEN DID YOU REALISE THE ART WORLD WAS FOR YOU? // Following my first long trip, 30 years ago, a one year stay in San Francisco.

YOUR FAVOURITE ARTIST? // René Magritte, Louise Bourgeois, Jean Tinguely, David Lynch, Francis Bacon, John Lurie, David Bowie, Frida Kahlo, Tadao Ando, Niki de Saint Phalle, and the list can go on...

YOUR FAVOURITE GALLERY? // Yvon Lambert, Chateau LaCoste en Provence, Benesse Art Site Naoshima Japan.

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE A NEW ARTIST STARTING OUT? // Go!

WHAT ART DO YOU MOST IDENTIFY WITH? // Surrealism.

IF YOU COULD OWN ANY PIECE OF ARTWORK WHAT WOULD IT BE? // A machine sculpture of Jean Tinguely.

IF YOU COULD SPEND A DAY WITH ANY ARTIST ALIVE OR DEAD WHO WOULD IT BE? // Francis Bacon.

YOUR GREATEST LOVE? // My wife.

YOUR GREATEST FEAR? // Death.

WHAT IS YOUR EARLIEST MEMORY? // The island of Nahoshima in Japan.

WHO IS YOUR ROLE MODEL AND WHY? // René Magritte because he was part of the surrealism movement but his strength is that he always remained apart and free above all.

WHAT IS THE LAST GIFT YOU GAVE SOMEONE? // For my wife an embroidery drawing from the artist Fanny Richard.

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE CHILDREN? // To live with your difference and imagination...and keep your child attitude.

YOUR WORST TRAIT? // The bad faith.

THE WORST TRAIT IN OTHERS THAT GETS YOU MAD? // The bad faith.

WHO WOULD PLAY YOU IN A MOVIE? // Harrison Ford -Blade Runner, the both.

LAST RECORD / DOWNLOAD YOU BOUGHT? // Dear Annie by Rejjie Snow.

LAST BOOK YOU BOUGHT? // "À rebours" by Joris-Karl Huysmans.

FAVOURITE TRAVEL DESTINATION? // Japan.

LEAST FAVOURITE TRAVEL DESTINATION? // Lisboa.

WHAT MAKES YOU LAUGH? // Nonsense.

WHAT MAKES YOU CRY? // That nothing is permanent!… and romantic comedy (^_^) !

YOUR MESSAGE? // Do it!

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