Do you know the self taught artist Original? Mémé discovered his universe a while ago at the MAG and had adored his work! This week we finally met at his workshop in Montreux.
Nicolas first created his Original universe in 2007. After a few years of learning and working in the engineering industry in Lausanne, Nicolas cannot keep his art to himself anymore and he feels a rush to create. He decides to move to Berlin to let his creativity flow and immerse himself into what will become his Original universe.
During the summer of 2016 Nicolas moves back to Switzerland and at the beginning of this year 2017, Nicolas moves in a workshop in Montreux and continues to pursue his artistic activities. By the way, don’t hesitate to follow him on his social media so that you don’t miss any of his appearances close to where you live!
His work is organised around six different themes: duality, originality, gravity, identity, vitality and reality. All of which are linked to each other by the Original universe.
You will be able to learn more about the world of Original in the comic book that he is going to publish at the end of this year. The book will explain the links and connections between each work and its universe.
What I love in his art is that it is always surprising. He uses many different techniques such as installations, paintings, sculptures and they are all different, colorful, carefree, light full of creativity and humor.
Check out what local artists are doing, you are lucky enough to be able to meet them and get to know their stories. Nicolas’ story is worth to get to know, Mémé guarantees it ♥