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I.A. - When I look at your paintings I see a lot of work on the details and especially on those which appear thanks to light. Is describing materials thanks to light one of your goals?
W.N.: Definitely. Light reveals many things: shapes, colors, textures, the properties of the various materials, etc. When light hits a surface, it modifies its color and stuff. A metallic or wooden piece will appear completely different in different light situations. So, to me, it's very important that the viewer gets the same light conditions impression as that I wanted to depict in my work. As well, they have to be able to recognize every material. An acute control of lighting makes it possible.
I.A. - Besides, when I observe your digital work I see a lot of influences from pointillism, fauvism and impressionism. What do you think?
W.N. - : You're right. I've studied pointillism, fauvism and impressionism, along with realism and the neo-classical style. I've worked a lot on realism, traditionally and digitally. Yet, I think it's a sign of growth, when artists loosen a bit in their treatment and handling of things. In painting, you get more casual, bold and spontaneous with time, if you keep at it. I still do realism, but for most of my personal work I now paint in an impressionistic manner. I love to suggest things and give impressions. I think suggestive work is more powerful and expressive. Besides, I've always said that a painting must look like a painting and not like a photograph. Those bold, thick brushstrokes always excite me.
I.A. - I also think you're looking for a new form of expression with digital tools. Am I right? Could you tell me more about that?
W.N. - : Yes, we all have to. With time, things change. Our style and handling of things get more mature and it's good to explore various tools, such as the new digital ones. It's a good way to get satisfied and to satisfy our viewers. I feel that my art has changed a lot. As I said earlier, I'm bolder and more expressive with my brushwork now as I was a year ago. I feel like I know more about art than before. I can see colors I couldn't see and I've started to consider things in terms of shapes, planes and masses of colors. I love everything about it. I really like this growth. I'm still learning and I will continue to explore new techniques until I die. About digital software, I've recently started working seriously on Painter.
I.A. - What has digital art brought to you? Could it replace your traditional artwork one day?
W.N. - At work, I'm a digital texture artist and I do matte painting. I love my job. Everyday, I experiment something new which can be very challenging at times. Besides, it's great to see my work in many places around the world.
Traditional work has its own charm: freedom, spontaneity, magic, beauty and value, which has always been very precious to me. As a traditional and digital artist, I don't see any major difference between the two. For most of my personal paintings, I handle my digital work exactly like my traditional oil paintings, with thick strokes. I think, the difference is only a matter of feeling, of closeness to art that I get with the smell of turpentine, oil paints and those color marks on my clothes. I love this all and I don't get it working on digital media.
I.A. - Do you think you would have gained the same notoriety as today if you had used digital tools only?
W.N. - I am a fine art/traditional artist first, then a digital one. I think that if people find my digital paintings good and appealing, it's only because of my fine art, real painting background. Without this experience, I don't think I would have produced any good digital work or even been interested in it.
I.A. - I've also seen that you've started to make some 3D Render. I'm completely amazed at the way you've tried to achieve a paint aspect. Are you looking for new creative processes?
W.N. - Yes. As an artist, I love to achieve painterly, artistic 3D renders. I've worked on them with colors, textures and settings which are just like that of a painting. I plan to work more on that, if time allows me to.