Raphael Federici, a name that everyone should be familiar with from his artworks to his motive behind each of his creations. We were impressed by how he would like to convey with his audience the art pieces that he made.
They are more than just brush strokes and images, for they are messages of inspirations for every line and curves that he put into his pieces. Get to know more about this brilliant artist from Paris, France. We were stunned when we first encountered his artworks and we can guarantee that you will feel the same. Spread the word about this man.
An Interview with Raphael Federici
APA: What is the root/birth/foundation of your creativity… how did you get started?
Raphael: I draw since I’m little, and this passion became essential when I entered the world of work and I saw that paint is much more fun
APA: What legacy do you want to leave?
Raphael: No matter what I do, what will be left is what people do, meet as many people as possible, do as much good as possible`
APA: What do you want people to obtain when they look at your work?
Raphael: I want them to experience emotions dating back to their infancy, and to be sympathetic to my work even without knowing why. That's why I use a lot onirism and symbolism in my work.
APA: What is your workflow? What is your creative process from start to finish?
Raphael: To work I need to be in a good mood, I like to listen to conferences on personal development, to listen to inspiring people. I work better under the sun and in family with healthy people around me and with the least possible problems.
APA: What is your opinion of art in the 21st century?
Raphael: I think that in general there is an impoverishment in art and culture, in painting, cinema, music, especially music.
I think street art is good for the world because it is an accessible and free art that educates. I hope it will make new generations want to make art whatever the medium.
APA: What advice would you give to other inspiring artists?
Raphael: Do not fall into the old traps of the classic artists (drugs, alcohol, excessive party, unhealthy sex) and instead, feed on positive things, share with other artists, to go see what the elders have done before them and never stop creating.
APA: What is one mistake every artist should avoid?
Raphael: Jealousy towards other artists. Better to be an example than an"hater”.
APA: What do you do to keep going when you are not motivated or inspired to create?
Raphael: Thank God It never happens to me.
APA: What artists influence your work most?
Raphael: The Caravage
APA: What most often inspires your work?
Raphael: Life, people on the street, comics, movies and video games.
APA: What is the most challenging part about being an artist?
Raphael: People who work in the art buisness. Few are honest, many are haughty, most are envious. Finding the right team with whom to progress in this environment is very rare, as all companies, it is the human who carries the project.
APA: What is the best part about creating art?
Raphael: This feeling in the belly makes you lift and create. Like a child eager to open his Christmas presents and play there. For me art is relive this Christmas morning every day.
APA: What do you wish you knew about the art business before you got started?
Raphael: I wanted to know that we had to be very careful, that people talk a lot and that the most important thing is to paint and concentrate on your art, not to burn the steps.
APA: What do you believe is essential in creating a powerful work of art?
Raphael: The same rules that governed classical paintings : the overall balance, the guidelines, the golden ratio, the management of contrasts.
APA: If you could hang out with one artist, living or dead, who would that be?
Raphael: Banksy would be my homie
APA: Who do you wish you could meet for the first time again?
APA: What’s one thing that you don’t know that you want to learn?
Raphael: The wisdom
APA: It’s a random day 10 years ago, what were you creating?
Raphael: A life without purpose.
APA: Would you rather create 1000 average pieces that all become a great body of work or 1 amazing groundbreaking masterpiece? Why?
Raphael: 1000 average pieces because at the end there are a lot of chance that i could do the 1001 masterpiece.
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