q’s by Beata Kanter


Old Man Towers


 

Beata Kanter: Close your eyes. What do you see?

 

Milo Matthieu: I see the shores of La Pradet in the South of France. Warm breeze. There’s not much to do, so all you can do is listen to the sounds of the water. It’s quiet at night... No Sirens, No Crackies screaming their sexual advances outside your window. The scene constantly alternates between two separate occasions, both on the beach I once visited.

One scene is Milo laughing and reflecting on some of the moments that have gone.

Surrounded by a small company.

With some of my closest.

And the other scene is the complete opposite.

It’s just Milo, by himself.

And I’m not too sure if I choose to be there or if everyone has left me.

 

 

BK: What is the first step in your process?

 

MM: The beginning of my process involves a lot of searching and observing. Each time is very different.


 

Untitled Circus


BK: Why do you mix mediums?

 

MM: I can’t really portray the same feeling or story without mixing mediums. Part of my whole process is creating that dimension; it would never feel complete to me.

 

 

BK: What is the relationship between appropriation and original brush strokes?

 

MM: The better way to explain it is more like paying homage to some of the brilliant minds that have come before. A touch of inspiration, really. The original brush stoke is taking that inspiration and allowing you to express yourself with it. The most important aspect in all relationships is balance. The magic is in perfecting that.


 

Blood Diamond


 

BK: Do you believe that art forms are interconnected? That they can stimulate eachother?

   

MM: Completely interconnected.  We are always pulling inspirations from various moments in our life. Musicians are inspired by the sounds that they hear and experience. The sounds are there; they already exist.

We’re just flipping them.

Expressing our selves with them.

Creating a whole new meaning for the next generation.

 

 

BK: Describe the influence of music on your art. Or do you prefer to work in silence?

 

MM: I can’t even scratch the surface of how music influences my work. I listen to a wide range of sounds. A lot of days, I work with this artist KJ Hamilton. Dude is a magician with the sounds, so he’s usually cooking up those gourmet meals.

 

 


 

Negro Speakeasy


BK: Have you slept well this week?

 

MM: Slept well?  I haven’t slept well in years. When you’re on a mission you never sleep well. The further you fall down the hole, the more busy the mind gets I guess. All is well, I’ve gotten used to it.

 

 

 

 

 

for more on the artist, visit his website at www.milomatthieu.com 

q’s by Beata Kanter


Old Man Towers


 

Beata Kanter: Close your eyes. What do you see?

 

Milo Matthieu: I see the shores of La Pradet in the South of France. Warm breeze. There’s not much to do, so all you can do is listen to the sounds of the water. It’s quiet at night... No Sirens, No Crackies screaming their sexual advances outside your window. The scene constantly alternates between two separate occasions, both on the beach I once visited.

One scene is Milo laughing and reflecting on some of the moments that have gone.

Surrounded by a small company.

With some of my closest.

And the other scene is the complete opposite.

It’s just Milo, by himself.

And I’m not too sure if I choose to be there or if everyone has left me.

 

 

BK: What is the first step in your process?

 

MM: The beginning of my process involves a lot of searching and observing. Each time is very different.


 

Untitled Circus


BK: Why do you mix mediums?

 

MM: I can’t really portray the same feeling or story without mixing mediums. Part of my whole process is creating that dimension; it would never feel complete to me.

 

 

BK: What is the relationship between appropriation and original brush strokes?

 

MM: The better way to explain it is more like paying homage to some of the brilliant minds that have come before. A touch of inspiration, really. The original brush stoke is taking that inspiration and allowing you to express yourself with it. The most important aspect in all relationships is balance. The magic is in perfecting that.


 

Blood Diamond


 

BK: Do you believe that art forms are interconnected? That they can stimulate eachother?

   

MM: Completely interconnected.  We are always pulling inspirations from various moments in our life. Musicians are inspired by the sounds that they hear and experience. The sounds are there; they already exist.

We’re just flipping them.

Expressing our selves with them.

Creating a whole new meaning for the next generation.

 

 

BK: Describe the influence of music on your art. Or do you prefer to work in silence?

 

MM: I can’t even scratch the surface of how music influences my work. I listen to a wide range of sounds. A lot of days, I work with this artist KJ Hamilton. Dude is a magician with the sounds, so he’s usually cooking up those gourmet meals.

 

 


 

Negro Speakeasy


BK: Have you slept well this week?

 

MM: Slept well?  I haven’t slept well in years. When you’re on a mission you never sleep well. The further you fall down the hole, the more busy the mind gets I guess. All is well, I’ve gotten used to it.

 

 

 

 

 

for more on the artist, visit his website at www.milomatthieu.com