Interview with Raphaël of mydeadpony

mydeadponyTatatataaa… today we start with a new series on our ARTFLAKES-Blog: At regular intervals we will go fishing for interesting and wild artists, photographers and illustrators in the depths of the World Wide Web and kindly force them to answer some questions about their work and inspiration.

This week we begin with Raphaël of mydeadpony, artistic autodidact who lives in Brussels and has a fondness for ironic illustrations.

What he revealed about himself?

Why and when did you start making art?
When I realized that I could be creative with a computer, by looking at the works of Vault49 and THS I thought that I had to try it out. It was around 9 years ago. So I am pretty new to the whole thing.

What kind of art do you make?
A bastard mix of fashion illustration, graffitis, watercolours, markers, introspection and luck.

Where do you draw your inspiration from?
Life, books, music, introspection, tumblr and fffound.

What does your usual workday look like?
I wake up early. I start to work either on personal projects or client works.

How do you spend a perfect sunday?
At home with my wife and child. Just doing simple things.

What is your favourite taste of chocolate?
I loved milk chocolate with nuts, but I am allergic to nuts – so I am just caressing the wrapping while crying myself to sleep.

Show me your favourite artwork (from your own collection or another artist)
Impossible, I would have to copy a large amount of my harddrive. But Sylvia Ji, Anthony Micaleff, John William Waterhouse, Robert McGinnis…

Whom should we interview next?
Marcin Kuligowski

If you could have coffee with a famous artist – dead or alive – whom would you choose?
Tom Bagshaw. He is still alive… I guess…

What is your philosophy of life?
“Life is religion. Life experiences reflect how one interacts with God. Those who are asleep are those of little faith in terms of their interactions with the creation. Some people think that the world exists for them to overcome or ignore or shut out. For those individuals, the world will cease. They will become exactly what they give to life. They will become merely a dream in the ‘past’. People who py strict attention t objective reality right and left, become the reality of the ‘Future’.”

Thank you very much, Raphaël!