Six Questions

Six Questions: Alix Marie

Tique | art paper asks six questions to an artist about their work and inspiration.
This week: Alix Marie.

Artist Alix Marie
Lives in Paris and London
Website http://alixmarie.com/

How do you describe your own art practice?

I work across sculpture, installation and photography. I believe that content and form come hand in hand, so my materials are selected according to each project’s subject.

Héraclès, 2018, Ratinger Tor, Dusseldorf Photo Weekend / Portfolio Award

Which question or theme is central in your work?

The body and its representation, with a particular interest in gender stereotypes. 
The mixture of mythological references and autobiographical elements are also recurrent aspects of my work.

Sucer La Nuit, 2019, Musée des Beaux Arts Le Locle, © Samuel Zeller

What was your first experience with art?

I think it’s probably Moebius’ poster for Alejandro Jodorowsky’s Santa Sangre which was in my parents toilet when I was a child.

Sucer La Nuit, 2019, Musée des Beaux Arts Le Locle, © Samuel Zeller

What is your greatest source of inspiration?

Myths, bodies & hybrid creatures.

La Femme Fontaine, 2017, Materia Gallery

What do you need in order to create your work?

Time and money unfortunately. And help from friends whether it’s to model, brainstorm, technical advice or collaborate.

SHREDDED, 2019, Roman Road, London, © Ollie Hammick

What work or artist has most recently surprised you?

Discovering Valeska Gert’s work.

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