“The ART must be seen with the heart…”
Paul Zimmerman in conversation with BOSS
Paul Zimmerman: How did you develop interest in Neo-Fauvism?
BOSS: The link with fauvism came late colorist above all the spirit of the artworks being made by the color giving shapes and dynamism to fine ar work It was at the beginning of 2000, with the exhibition that the “tilt” took place in Paris Musée d’art moderne into city of Paris, October 29, 1999 – February 27, 2000. Derain, Matisse and the Hungarian painters invited me to follow them and explore their universe the test by fire goes again and always on a magnificent crossing in time and space.
PZ: Where do you find inspiration for your paintings?
B: Woah, here is a big question because not all artists have the same sources and these are very diverse. Everything is in fact a gigantic return to the future, going from childhood as well as memories of trips, trips, car trips. For childhood, the imaginary where the memory of a forgotten past remains alive in itself, for memories, these latter, are linked to movements and displacement in time and space marking some landscapes, atmospheres, lights, colors and shapes. These elements together take place in my memory when a day, they take shape and invite themselves to my inspiration.
PZ: What is your artistic process?
B: Very easy it ‘s done in 4 steps
1. To have an idea on a return of my memory
2. Build on this idea
3. Take off on the canvas the colors, shapes and lights
4. Very important, breathe a soul ON artistic work and just bring the BOSS spirit
PZ: What is the message which you aim to convey to your viewers?
B: Ooops, maybe it will be a few a longest time heres to tell on THE ART. OK lest’s go. Well… the ART must be seen with the heart, so it is important to know how to see or look at a work of art. From this observation, art for an artist is built with his personality, his own technique and his own reality so that this work speaks to all. Art is with the sciences a universal opening towards all because art speaks to all. The role of art in society is therefore crucial allowing, everyone to like or not what he sees according to all his “luggage” that he has in him and given by his culture his parents and his life. The art is therefore also by virtue of this fact the witness of a society of an era or an instant, in distance from reality or that which is given to us. The art gives possibilities to be in several realities and bring to children another world of the creativity of the imagination. Helping also in everyday of our life. The art is a wonderful friend who accompanies you every day and allows you and can in difficult moments, in your life be a help to make the point “GPS” for find your way. Open your eye but the good, because art is around us, an intelligence of harmony and balance, nature is there with its riches and its perfect balance.
PZ: How do you see the role of art in our society?
B: To come back to what was mentioned before art is the witness of society because it allows creation to register in time, our lives, our visions and also the future of the day after tomorrow. Art therefore has an important place in the heart of humanity through an openness of minds, aninternational language and a collective memory. Art is also the witness of an intelligent form of nature we are all surrounded by art look at a butterfly and admire the mathematical rigor of the lines and designs and the beauty of the colors and the light of the latter giving to see a beautiful spectacle this in addition to a code of living of the natural environment either for its defense or for its life art is also the witness of an intelligent form of nature we are all surrounded by art look at a butterfly and admire the mathematical rigor of the lines and designs and the beauty of the colors and the light of the latter giving to see a a beautiful spectacle this in addition to a code of living of the natural environment either for its defense or for its life art in nature is just as beautiful as it is useful and necessary for life.
It is in another form and reality of the same for us with our emotions art is a necessity of life art is its expression so before we had the chance to still have the rock works of millions of years present to this day allowing a historical link! with our past so our memory has all.
PZ: Has your practice changed over time?
B: My practice has always been poly technical, inscribed on a mental state a spirit Its evolution takes place on the way with the trials of life, and my walk with art on its way not always easy but oh how rewarding personally on the technical level. It is technically very enriching to be quite open and to know while keeping your artistic personality pass from one technique to another from fauvism to street art. The expression of art and of oneself and the mental strength to conceptualize a work see it and accomplish it being one of the primordial elements in art knowing how to design a work, the technique comes second to the material. The mastery of his art over time is also an element that has arisen over time with many more of amplitude to design the abstraction although having started with abstraction.
PZ: Which artists are you most influenced by?
B: the artists who are my masters are in art all movements combined are Derain, Matisse, Braque, von Jawlensky, Kirschner, Make, Marc, Kadinsky, klee, Mucha, Picasso, Atlan,Shneider, Miro, Rothko, Appel, Hartung, Leger, Dubuffet, Dufy. Pop art: Lichenstein. Pollock. Street: Basquiat, Bansky, Brainwash. Primitive arts with pre-Columbian art, Australian art, native American art.
PZ: What is the most challenging aspect of your work?
B: The most difficult aspect in my work is to make visible the invisible by the light of the colors, giving shape by the essential also in all things. The most difficult in my work for the viewer are the colors at first.
PZ: What are you working on now?
B: Bah! Currently with the pandemic, confinement, the workshop having had a small household, boxes have escaped destruction, and current study is on the abstraction recovered art. My spiritual escape is through the landscapes of the Normandy’s marshes in pastels in abstract expression.
PZ: How does the pandemic influence your work and sensibility?
B: Indeed, covid does not make things simple but allows another look at what surrounds us my gaze is lucky to have a workshop in Normandy near the marshes a direct window on nature her beauty and strength.