David Godefroy is a French multidisciplinary artist, he composes his works and creates a process of destructuring within raw photographic realizations. Godefroy is at the base of an artistic movement he calls “Dematerialism” or to overcome any material constraint inherent in the creative process, movement synthesizing the processes in their transformations and displacements, which builds a work whose perception changes with the passage of time and the mood of the spectator, which thus becomes the guarantor of the interpretation of the work.
From his vital need to create a synaesthetic representation of his emotions, this representation was naturally associated with the writing of poems thrown on the spot. A current technique to embrace the primitive art of origin that would be the primary meaning of his approach, find the word and tone that symbiotically approach this analogy. Exacerbated by matter, he attacks with an unhealthy joy to surpass himself day by day; to experiment and interpret the media with one goal: to achieve the sensory effect sought at the moment.
David, where do you get your inspiration?
In terms of inspiration, I draw on everyday life as well as in my environment, the news and the emotions it inspires me are also a factor that guides me in my artistic choices, I try to to be relevant to the world around me and that without compromise.
Which is the reletioship and influence beetween your cultural backgorund (country, studies, etc.) and your artworks?
Being self-taught and French culture my influences are very literary, writing is really a part of my work, poetic texts and prose that accompany each creation define my emotions at the very moment of the creation of this work.
They are a support to understand each realization, not to explain them, but to best represent this emotion and that as a simple support. I suppose that this influence comes to me from the literature as well as my passion for the ancient and great cultures Masters who have forever marked the history of art over the centuries, the view being the best teacher, I can only advise to spend hours observing a master painting at the Louvre brings as much as a curriculum.
What are you much focused in?
I focus mainly on the sensitive impression, more precisely that I convey in a work, the technology is only a tool, a palette of painting which is defined by my creative emotions. And for that I train myself constantly, pursue a constant educational path, building a bridge between art and technology, on my technical skills, I develop a technique of my own.
Have you encountered any difficulties when you first started your art/freelance career?
As any artist the difficulties are the same, how to make his place in the world of art, define and conceptualize his work, to be recognized as such, and the most difficult to keep his artistic integrity and not to compromise with the fashions or artistic currents.
Over these years, what is the most important thing you have learnt from your profession?
Despite the difficulty, you have to stay yourself, it’s the most important thing I think, always question yourself, do not fall asleep on your abilities and always go beyond yourself to give the best of yourself. Especially when faced with criticism and hasty judgment related to social networks I remain constructive and focuses on my work and not on its appreciation, even if it touches me, I make fewer and fewer concessions.
Do you think that a creative job is just creativity or it’s discipline too?
We must not be afraid to learn and start from scratch, to arrive at the result, it is indeed a discipline that is the engine of creativity itself, it is the balance that suits us to everyone that we need to find.
Are you currently work on new projects?
I am currently working on more personal works, by which I mean that I conceive works that speak to a specific individuality, trying as best as I can to convey a message echoing each subject of my work, this project will be surely the subject of an upcoming exhibition, if he finds answer to the gallery in accordance with this creative vision
“And for that I train myself constantly,
pursue a constant educational path,
building a bridge between art and technology,
on my technical skills,
I develop a technique of my own“
“Do not fall asleep on your abilities
and always go beyond yourself
to give the best of yourself“
“Discipline is the engine of creativity itself,
it is the balance that suits us to everyone
that we need to find”
Artist Website > david-godefroy.com
Instagram > @david.plastique