year of birth: 1988
country: France (currently in South East Asia)
Q1: When did you start making art?
I used to draw a lot since a very young age, but then I switched to photography while in university, it felt more intuitive to me. I still have the same habits with this media as with the former though: I like to experiment and blend lost of stuff together – as I did with inks, watercolor, charcoal etc. or simply to create without a plan, to see where it leads me – one of the reasons I prefer photography in the end, it’s more flexible in that regard.
Q2: What does inspire you?
All subjects that analyse the question of the mind and its relations to itself and to the world –philosophy, literature, psychology- and all mediums that convey a strong atmosphere where one can meditate and loose oneself in –paintings, photography, music. It’s pretty eclectic, but mostly atmospheric things whose subjects can be extended to deeper/wider concepts, instead of particular stories.
Q3: What are your techniques?
Location finding through wandering, use of natural light and pretty quick shooting sessions, a fare amount of post editing, the use of several shots to assemble a bigger picture, and overall, blending the subject in it’s surroundings, in one way or another.
Q4: What is the main idea or feeling behind your works?
The main idea that could be applied to most of my works would be ambiguity of concept and atmosphere. I want people to wonder: I guess the first people get from the pictures I make is kind of melancholic, but there is a positive way to perceive all of them. Very seldom are the ones unilaterally dark –as it’s the case for “Zimburis”. HERE
Death isn’t just death, it’s the natural and beautiful course of the living things, desperate feelings are just a step towards mind blooming, and negative feelings are connected to existential freedom seeking and truth unveiling.
Q5: What is the main color of your art and why?
Blue-Green-grey. Quantitatively, it may not be the main color, but it’s definitely the one I’m more connected too. I think I haven’t used it more often yet for that same reason. It’s the color of dawn, of the in-betweens, of a cold yet peaceful nature, and of the stormy beauties of the monsoon. It’s both aquatic and aerial, the two elements that call for merging and blending.
Q6: What would you improve about your work and why?
The preparation side: even though I always know the concept I want to convey before hand, I always end up improvising. I like this part of the process, but now I want to create more intricate images.
Q7: Do you have any project for the future?
Lot’s of ideas that are waiting on the paper. I also want to develop video, as dynamic version of my pictures.
Q8: Describe yourself with 3 words capturing the essence of Christine-Muraton.
Existentialism, fluidity, ambiguity.
Q9: Show us (link) your very first work. Describe it from techniques till feelings.
Hum, I don’t think I have a link for that. But my first conceptual pic would be this one: HERE
Seems pretty infantile to me now, too girly, sketchy, and this “leg thing” was definitely overdone by everyone at some point, but it got me a Daily Deviation, which was quite surprising and encouraging at the time. It’s called “Wish of epicness”, it’s a bedroom-reader feeling…
Q10: What did change from your first work till now?
The place photography as taken in my life –to not mention, obviously, the technique- at the time I did things on the spur of the moment, now I think constantly about it, despite the fact that I don’t shoot as much as I would like too.
Q11: What is art for you? Escaping from reality or the essence of life?
None of these, more a reflection on reality, a visual and thus more suggestive way to interrogate the nature of things.
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