Artist interview with Alice de Miramon

Alice de Miramon

Born: Dakar ( Senegal)

Live: South of France

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Alice de Miramon is a French American artist, born in Dakar in 1973. She has been exhibited internationally. Through her vast imagination, she transports us in a contemplative and poetic universe.


Who would you like to buy your art? A famous person? What would you tell him/her about your art so he would buy it?

The art of Alice de Miramon has grown over the years, and her work is promising for the years to come. Her prolific and generous production has seduced many art fans and collectors.   

What drives you?

Often a car, but off the records, I often forget where the brakes are. I just can’t stop.

What is your definition of art?

Art is what connects to life and life is connected to art. It is the constant flow between that brings so much pleasure on making art. When you let that go freely, it is a pure joy to fail every day at making the most of it.

Where do you get your inspiration?

From various sources, the nature, what is going on around me, sometimes I get strucked by something, colors, artworks. It echoes and transform in my daily work.

How do you deal with artist's block?

I don’t, it never happens, I am painting from 150 / 200 pieces a year. I have to deal with trouble taking time off and doing nothing

Where do you see your art going in ten years?

It is hard to tell, it is a day to day work. What I hope is nice projects, making art that I can be proud off.

Can you tell us what you have going on right now?

I am going to sing songs at Mont Fujii, and dance. Make large paintings, and after that have great holidays with my daughters.

Can you tell us what your 'Before I Die' is?

Before I die, I want to be able to say I loved deeply, I created something, I was gifted to live this life. I am glad I already can say most of it, but it will never end.


I know my artwork is finished when…?

I paint a first draft and then I take distance for a few days, let it cool down. Then with a fresh eye I can finish it and put it in perspective with the serie I am working on. Often 10 / 15 drawings together. They are connected with a story, a thought, and visually by set of colors and specific papers I am using.

Best Commissioned artwork ever done was…?

Unlike love it was the first time. I did a wall painting at my highschool, and there was teenagers hanging out suddenly with me to my surprise, I was very shy. And then my English teacher commissioned me to do a painting. It was pretty surrealistic at that time, and she was my first customer ever.

Which are your favorite artists?

The douanier Rousseau, Ingres, Manet, Hirosige, Utamaro, the colors of Les Très Riches Heures du duc de Berry drove me crazy very young.


Best exhibition ever participated in…?

The first international show I went to was the off Bienal Venice. It was the first professional group show and being in the city was great fun.

Greatest achievements so far…?

I always think it is ahead. I am so surprised and happy to be able to travel with my art, and make it day by day. The road is what is important less than the final achievement, I am always focusing on the next step and how to keep the work interesting


Would love to exhibit my work in …

Tokyo ! So a long story come true. One day I was sick as a child and I never was. In the hallway there was these two Japanese prints. I still have them today and it always has been a great source of inspiration for me.