Interview Laetitia Guilbaud
How would you describe your art style?
At the moment I like to describe my art as modern pin-up art or free spirited women art :-)
Who are you main influences?
Women! I like the pin-up art, burlesque art in all their forms. I am inspired by the era starting from the 1920's to the 1960's, I like the fashion of those times. Also I love artists like Picasso and Egon Schiele
Can you tell us something about your career?
I currently live in France but I previously spent 10 years in Glasgow (Scotland) where my career took off when in 2009 I portrayed the first minister Nicola Sturgeon in a sexy painting. She is holding a pint of beer in a skimpy politician outfit. She was then the health minister.
When you draw or paint a woman, to which aspects do you pay most attention?
The curves, face, eyes and the pose. I aim to achieve a balance which accentuates the female form. I like to see a dynamic in the drawing/painting.
What is your opinion on the cultural climate in France?
The art is really diverse here. It's just a shame that administration in France is a problem. There is only an old badly run institution for artists and it's a mess. If only that could be sorted, artists would be more free.
For an interview with a female pin up artist: http://www.barbarus.org/single-post/2016/06/23/Interview-Fiona-Stephenson