A young French street artist cought our attention some time ago. His fantasy clean cut stencils initially found inspiration in movies, and nowadays his work captures more and more fans. He claims that all he does is draw, cut and paint. We wanted to find out more about him and we happily present you our interview with one of our favourite stencil artists and friend: Blouh.
-Introduce yourself to us…
I’m blouh, I’m a human and I’m cutting holes into paper, then filling them with paint.
-What you choose to drink? Coffee, Tea, Beer, Soda or something else?
Depends of the time, starting the day with coffee then drinking soda, mint tea at 4:20 and Belgium beers to end the day. This everyday
Where does your tag name come from?
Comes from another life.
-How do you define yourself? Artist? Street artist? Anything else?
Im an artist, also a street artist but I’m mostly a free man.
How did it all start for you, and what is it nowadays?
I was already drawing for years when I saw something about street art, the next day I was painting a small darth vador stencil in the street. From this day it’s « Harder, better, faster, stronger », I’m always trying to reach the next level, I’m still painting in the street, but also making some exhibitions and festivals, mostly to chill with art lovers.
-What is the first thing you do when you get up in the morning?
Kiss my wife.
-Street art is mostly a visually stimulating form of art. To add one more sense to it, what music would you pick to accompany your art work?
Hugo TSR – Dégradation
-In all forms of art, inspiration is crucial. What inspires you?
People, dreams, movies, video games. Influences changes over time…
-Before going to paint, what is on your check list to take along?
Lots of spraypaint (if I need blue I’ll take the whole color range), tape, caps, beer (if not painting alone), cigarettes and stencils (I’m used to forget them). But sometimes you just need a single layer stencil, a black can and some friends to do the job !
-Do you have an artist you admire and why is it?
I think the first stencil I really noticed was in Vitry-sur-seine, so you see what I mean,
C215, his stencils are awesome, I like the way he is as an artist and how he made the city a better place, and he also often speaks to people about everything on his pages and I think it’s important that artists talk about how they see thing in society. Then for different reasons Snub23, Pahnl, Kiwie.
-Which cities do you think are the most inspirational in Street Art?
Not the big ones as everything was done already, small and different cities. A lot of street artists want to paint in big cities but it’s probably a mistake, they think that more people will see it, but you can’t really meet people in big cities, everybody is in a hurry, there is more painting on the walls, so more people see it, more people don’t give a fuck.
But if you see with the djerbahood, artists were able to talk with locals, get inspired, you instantly get the paintings ‘cause it’s very clean there and so different from city centers and there was more difference in walls, architecture, urban furnitures and it was even more inspiring for artists.
So there is no specific city, Street Art needs to go global !
-Do you have other passions apart from art?
Never been killed by x BLOUH x before ? Video games brother !
-What is your wildest project that you dream of achieving some day?
Tag the moon. (For real) !!!!
-Does your art include symbolisms, messages or repeated patterns?
No only a lot of stupidity…
-What is your reaction when you realize someone has vandalized your creation?
I’m glad, seriously so happy to see there is dumb people doing something. I’ll always better like someone doing something even dumb as someone staying home playing video games.
The true vandalizing is when people « told to » cover it with a nice white square.
-What do you think people first think or feel when they see one of your works on the street?
They probably think “I’m going to take a picture and post it on Facebook/Twitter” but maybe few ones just enjoy it.
– What kind of responsibility do you feel you have towards society as an artist?
Relax, that society is damn’ too stressed, everybody wants to be the best, wants to be better than others, have more money. I just want to enjoy life and create stuff.
–Do you have any interesting creative plans for the future?
They’re is exhibitions coming, events, festivals, I’m actually “teaching” to kids graffiti and street art in a small class in my town and many things I don’t know how to describe…
It’s been great to get to know more about the mind and person behind such talented and inspiring works. Thank you !
‘’I Support Street Art’’ team.
Check out Blouh’s amazing website here.