INTERVIEW WITH ARTIST CLEMENT LEGRAND

A FEW MOMENTS WITH CLEMENT LEGRAND

The illustrator talks about new perspectives, the male form, and what’s next for the creative force.

What inspires you the most?

Life is what inspires me the most - with its good and bad times.

 

What is it about the male form that you’re constantly inspired by?

I am very inspired by men's hands and feet. I find that they subtly express a whole lot of feelings

 

Your Instagram must have played a role in your success. How has your platform helped both your business and your brand?

It gave me visibility and for a reserved person like myself, it helped me a lot to open up to the world

 

How does your creative process begin? Does it begin with a reference image or does it all come from your imagination?

I am inspired by a lot of things. I work from photos, videos and a lot of documents and archives that I transform and re-adapt to produce the feeling or the situation I have in mind.

What do you want people to take away from your pieces?

Excellent question! If I had to choose, I would like him to take a certain confession from it.

You’ve also taken a deep dive into sculpture. How does this process differ from your drawings?

It's a new perspective. I love this encounter between light and volume and suddenly creation seems to come to life.

Talk to me a little bit about how you choose your collaborations?

For my collaborations, I work with people who are extremely close to me. Sharing time with them is also one of the reasons I chose this path.

In terms of how you’re going to grow your business, what’s next for you?

As my creations are closely linked to my feelings, I will say that I let myself be carried away a little from day to day. I want to try a new technical approach to emanate even more of the essence of my art.

What is your art trying to say about male sexuality?

We can talk about homosexual love without necessarily having to be in the exhibition and to show that all sexuality is beautiful! My male sexuality is about sensitive, fiery and loving men who aren't afraid to show their feelings.