Nicolas Herbe, the prodigious painter, has been working in an artists studio in Aix en Provence for the previous 12 months. It s a sanctuary of inspiration the place this maestro brings to life his dazzling masterpieces, bursting with color and character. However Nicolas s inspiration is just not restricted to this studio. We had the privilege of assembly him within the stylish and electrical ambiance of the fashionable Nikki Seashore membership in Saint Tropez, the place he realised a memorable LIVE PAINTING.
Nicolas, what had been your feelings throughout this distinctive LIVE PAINTING?
Nikki Seashore, that iconic venue. That day, there was lots of people, an actual social gathering. It wasn’t straightforward to pay attention. Regardless of the festive ambiance and an evening spent getting ready my colors for the LIVE PAINTING after a visit from Marrakech, as quickly as I began my artwork present, I used to be in whole concord with my artwork. An hour handed within the blink of an eye fixed, and the outcome was merely breathtaking. The portray, which completely mirrored the glowing ambiance of the day, was purchased on the spot and flown to Luxembourg.
How did this creative journey start?
My creative journey started in 2018 and I took the step of changing into knowledgeable in 2021. It was a bit by probability that I arrived within the artwork world. Earlier than that, I had a very totally different job: I used to be a chef. For twelve years, I labored for a number of locations as cooks in Saint-Tropez and Aix-en-Provence. I beloved creating stunning issues on the plates, being artistic with the dishes and taking part in with colors. My dishes had been at all times vibrant and graphic, similar to my work at the moment. Then I acquired fed up. I used to be moving into circles. I couldn’t discover a objective to inspire me. In the future I went to a vernissage and I didn’t like what I noticed. I’d already seen works by Monet and Gauguin. However this exhibition wasn’t like that. It didn’t seem like something. There needs to be a vibrancy, an emotion, a way. It disturbed me. I purchased some canvases the subsequent day and began portray and drawing. I’d already executed plenty of pencil drawings and a little bit of graffiti, so I had a notion of the fabric. That’s how I went from being a chef to a painter.
It’s an enormous step to alter path fully.
There was a interval of transition, which was wealthy in discoveries. Whereas persevering with to prepare dinner, I continued to color. I used to be doing exhibitions and portray turned an all-consuming ardour. Over time, I started to obtain affords to promote my work. Folks appreciated what I used to be doing. Then, sooner or later, my boss at a gorgeous resort in Aix-en-Provence turned excited about my work and purchased my 10 canvases. He inspired me to proceed, pushing me even additional into this creative journey. So I refined my work, had my first exhibition and did some dwell work. In 2021, I made a decision to dedicate myself totally to portray.
How would you outline the type of your work?
I stay joyful in my creations. I like to make use of and blend a lot of colors. I usually paint on a light-weight gray, barely metallic background, which for me represents steel, concrete or stone. I don’t observe an alphabetical motion. You could possibly say it’s calligraphy, however as there are not any phrases and I transcribe my feelings, I’d say it’s emotional calligraphy. What I at all times discover magical about artwork is that everybody interprets it in their very own means.
Nicolas, are you able to inform us about your upcoming creative tasks?
There are plenty of tasks within the pipeline. My diary is sort of full till January. I’ve acquired an exhibition in Aix and on 14 September in Paris on the Artelie Gallery run by Eliane KOWSMAN within the eighth arrondissement, the place I’ll be exhibiting solely my work. I’m actually wanting ahead to it. I’ve simply booked a dwell portray on the Palace La Réserve on 21 September. I’ll be at “Art3F” in Marseille in October, and I’ll even be doing an occasion with Lacoste initially of October.
Please Nicolas give us your closing phrase:
To color is to dwell each second of your life to be free.