What does it mean to you to have a permanent gallery space in London?
It is a pleasure to be part of the London life that is so influential in the art world. You know, the world is moving so fast that we don’t know what we can expect of tomorrow. However, there are certain things that are not dying, London is one of them. It is a city so alive: in term of culture, tradition and innovation, that opening a gallery in this wonderful place is a way to create a pillar to my work.
You've worked closely with Hublot for a few years now. What drew you to Hublot when you became their creative partner?
I’m a real watch lover. I collect them since my childhood. The idea of collaborating with a brand as prestigious as Hublot immediately pleased me. From the beginning, I gave my own vision and the result was very fluid between. Hublot for me, it’s above all a meeting with [brand CEO] Jean-Claude Biver. On the artistic aide, we are really on the same mood. Hublot likes to push the limits. The fusion of our two worlds, that of Maison Hublot which shapes precious materials and imagines exceptional products, and mine have been exercised in an extremely spontaneous, almost natural way!
You continue to make music alongside your art career. Is being inspired to make music different from being inspired to create sculptures?
Not at all! I think that when we have an artistic sensibility we can express it in any way: music, dance, performance, design, etc. I like to build bridges between different worlds. The most important thing for me is to arouse immediate emotion and to share my universe with as many people as possible.