Interview: Sandrine Langlade | ITSLIQUID

Interview: Sandrine Langlade

Interviews | September 19, 2017 |

Interview: Sandrine Langlade
Image courtesy of Sandrine Langlade

Interview: Sandrine Langlade

Luca Curci talks with the artist Sandrine Langlade during CONSCIOUSNESS of ANIMA MUNDI festival 2017 in VENICE.

Sandrine Langlade is a French artist living in the Netherlands. She has been painting since her childhood in Reunion Island, Indian Ocean. Over the past 12 years, she has been exhibiting her paintings in Europe, Brazil and the United-States.
Her artistic influences are various, crossing abstract art, fauvism, surrealism and her very particular own style. Her work is an explosion of bright colours, with geometrical truncated shapes, asymmetrical, sometimes figurative.
Her creative process is very intimate: at first, she lets her brush rule, enclosing feelings, sensations and emotions in the canvas. Then, her consciousness comes to build the composition of the artwork. At the end of the process, some recognizable figures might appear… or not! Because what she most likes is allowing the public to wander from her artworks, drift and get lost in it. Her inspiration comes from current life: she lives everything with passion, feeling 200% of the emotions and sensations. The rest comes from studying, learning, and being more and more able to answer to the core question in her work: “how do I translate what I experiment and feel into impactful art pieces?” Emotions are what really feed her work. Two recurrent subjects emphasize her pictorial style: nature / universe and femininity.


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Luca Curci – What is your creative process like?

Sandrine Langlade – Painting makes me feel complete. Accomplished. I do not “make” art. I “live” it. Therefore, in each of my paintings, there is a bit of myself: my character, my emotions, my being. When I start working on a canvas, I put all those feelings on it, without thinking too much. After this crucial step, I care about the global construction and shapes. Nothing is calculated in advance. Absolutely no premeditation. I let my paintbrush -my heart- dominate my mind. Colors and shapes come to figure something recognizable only in a second step, when my heart and my mind play together, to bring the final touch. Thus my creative process is very intimate. At first, the brush rules, enclosing feelings, sensations and emotions in the canvas. Then, my consciousness comes to give the final composition to the artwork. At the end of the process, some recognizable figures might appear… or not! Because what I most like is allowing the public to wander from my artworks, drift and get lost in it. I content with suggesting; up to the public to imagine the rest. In a way, fair is fair. I paint with my heart, my emotions and my mind… so I hope my public uses the same means to come into my canvas and, if possible, dream, travel from it, float and go adrift, very far away, see new perspectives, feel lost and serene, peaceful, and appreciate those sensations.

 Interview: Sandrine LangladeImage courtesy of Sandrine Langlade


L.C. – Has the artwork presented been created for the festival or as a part of preexisting works?

S.L.   The artworks presented were selected by the curator from an existing collection initiated in early 2017 and closely linked to the notion of consciousness.


L.C. – Please tell me what are you working at right now…

S.L.  The conscious part of my brain is working at bringing the final touch to a canvas painted with my heart. Trust the process is not that easy! 


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L.C. – What is art for you?

S.L. – To me, art is a way to express an authentic and unique intimate vision of the world. The artist sees the world through a particular eye and then returns his very personal vision of it. The result is an artpiece that offers to the public a new way of seeing the world all around, thinking about and questionning it. As a matter of fact, art opens new paths, allows the opening of new doors -even windows- to see reality. I believe that the capacity of an artwork to affect some people may be a consequence of the way those new paths are expressed in it. Depending on the colors and shapes, how they are organized, what they refer to and how they sound to
you personally, you can feel deeply touched. This is art.


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L.C. – What’s your background? What is the experience that has influenced your work the most?

S.L. – Living everything with passion and feeling 200% of the emotions is my first source of inspiration. So natural and recurrent for me. The rest comes from studying, learning, and being more and more able to answer to the core question in my work: how to translate what I can see and feel into impactful art pieces. Emotions are what really feed my work. There is not one experience in particular. To me, every single feeling or event is worth becoming the starting point for a great masterpiece.


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L.C. – What do you think about It’s LIQUID Platform?

S.L. – I consider this platform as a perfect media to share art and discuss its very specific stakes. Both useful and pleasant for the artistic community. Thank you for having created it and for managing it day after day!

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