Achraf Amiri er en freelance art/grafisk director, som er født i Belgien i Bruxelles i 1988. Han beskriver sig selv, som “den skjulte søn af Addams familien”. Hans billeder er utrolige kreative, farverige, grusomme og meget provokerende, idet hans illustrationer tydeligt håner og gør grin med modeindustrien. Dog alligevel er de så betagende. Jeg elsker dem!
ENGELSK INTERVIEW MED ACHRAD AMIRI
When did you first realize that you were an artist?
Artist, not even now. For me to be an artist is to be a genius, and I actually don’t feel myself as a genius. I am creative but still study the art for myself.
Could you tell us more about your work?
In the first place, I make those illustrations as self-therapy. But, after I made several drawings, I realized that they’re communicative as a critic of all around me. Similar to how a writer writes everyday — it’s a discipline and self-education.
What is it that inspires your work?
I’m inspired a lot by what I call the “Superficial World.” All about the actuality in the culture, media, POP music, lifestyle and fashion.
What artists have influenced you, and how?
I’m influenced a lot and I feel myself as a sponge. I’m particularly inspired by the symbolism and the gothic paintings of the Flemish Primitives but also by the contemporary art, as for example, Domenico Cordua.
What inspires you to create art and how do you keep motivated when things get tough in the studio?
All depend on my moods.
What advice would you give to an artist just starting out?
Be productive and never satisfied.
Is there a hidden meaning/message that you are trying to communicate in your work?
For me, my work is done. Afterward, it’s the public that needs to react.
What has been your biggest accomplishment?
All have his difficulty of what I made till now. I try to be the most communicative in all of my illustrations and it must be very clear in my eyes.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
Fathers are the best! I always listen my papa.
If you weren’t an artist, what would you be doing?
Sleeping all day — my next hobby.
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