GUSMEN is proud to feature Ewen Gur, a fabulous artist with a sarcastic hint in his artwork, he has graciously designed a special banner exclusively for GUSMEN (above), we will take healthy eating to heart… See more of his work and peek into his life through the interview below.
French artist Ewen Gur was born in a French-German family in Ambilly (Haute-Savoie, France) and grew up in the surroundings of Tours (Indre-et-Loire, France).His artistic style is influenced by street arts and comics.
The characters in his work are sketched with black outlines, their bodies and heads mostly oversized and his paintings never lack humour. He is interested in new forms of figurative expressions. His line is soft and effective and he focuses on dynamism. Music has a main part in the creative process. It is a source of ideas and energy and Ewen enjoys reproducing on the canvas its inner life and rhythms. As a former jazz, funk and rock musician, he knows how to sketch its everyday life. Ewen Gur’s work depicts a urban world no longer aware of its limits and leading itself to catastrophe. He describes the drifts and aberrations of consumerism in a humorous way and paints with a naive line the destructive foolishness of mankind. The city and the consumeristic way of life are among
his favorite themes. He paints our urban world with a self-assured line and he is fascinated, as a child would be, by its gigantic verticality. But however critical his work might be, Ewen’s approach stays an optimistic one.
Ewen today lives and works in Berlin. His artistic originality needed such a lively and creative place as the German capital.
And here we go with the interview, the first question is from Achraf Amiri:
AA: Who are you?
EG: My name’s Ewen Gur and I’m a French artist living in Berlin.
My art is a mix of comics and graffiti, and I work on different mediums: canvas, objects, clothes, windows, etc.
GUSMEN: What’s the first thing that you do when you get up in the morning?
EG: First I kiss my girlfriend Delphine and go make some coffee.
After that I check my emails and read the news.
GUSMEN: What’s the last thing that really surprised you?
EG: People always surprise me. And the price of French wine in Germany…
You can purchase this iMac (it works!) painted by Ewen Gur here.
GUSMEN: What are you focusing on at the moment?
EG: I’m trying to spread my art on every possible medium. I’m also working to improve my skills on digital media. Trying to get better and better every day.
GUSMEN: What do you want to achieve in the future?
EG: Make the most people happy with my art. Be everywhere. Trying to change the world.
GUSMEN: What would you ask the next artist that we interview (without knowing who he will be)?
EG: What’s your secret to keep a cool head in slack periods, that every artist knows?