TCT: Can you tell us a bit more about your projects and your style?
My work is all about lettering, letter based shapes, phrases, words and colors. My style is a blend between classic French typography, street culture, skateboard culture and philosophy. Most of my works carry an empowering energy, a feeling that your existence does matter and that you can grown physically and mentally. My latest projects are a collaboration with Paris based soccer team, Paris Saint Germain and Coca Cola. It’s a great honor to be involved in such a project, it makes me feel like after all this hard work, I’m finally accepted and embraced by Paris on one side and, by bigger brands on the other. On top of that, I just released the fall collection of my Ceizer clothing brand, which flies out the stores everywhere.
TCT: What is the most unusual work request you’ve had?
I don’t know, nothing sounds crazy enough for me. I’m used to the unusual, I guess.
TCT: What advice would you give to someone who was trying to break into the art business?
I feel like I’m still trying to break into the world of art business myself! But if I could give anybody any advice, I would say, never give up on a good thing, just keep working, keep hustling, keep taking chances, and if you’re dedicated enough you’ll get what belongs to you one day. Then, if you achieve this, work even harder, because then you’d have to keep up with that higher plateau that you’ve arrived on.
TCT: What’s next?
I’m working on new paintings for my ‘7 day Theory’ exhibition. Which will take place in Paris next year. Also, I created the 20 year anniversary sweater for Dutch record label Top Notch, which will be released in two weeks. And, I recently created an underwear line for Tommy Hilfiger.
TCT: What artwork would you like to have in your living room?
I would love to have an original painting from Dutch writer and painter Jan Cremer. This guy is a legend to me. All his work carries such an explosive energy and courage. It has nothing to do with typography, but I just feel really attracted to it.
TCT: If you could only bring three things to a deserted island, what would they be?
My girlfriend, some music and something to draw. And vodka if I could take a fourth one!
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