Léo Dorfner


Interview par Adeline Wessang.
Original version here.

If I thought about Léo Dorfner (in some attempt to define his work), I would come with two pictures: drawing and Gitanes cigarettes. Speaking of cigarettes, he keeps his packs and draws some of his favorite albums artwork on it. It ranges from Queens Of The Stone Age to Elvis Presley, including Serge Gainsbourg and David Bowie among many others.
He is working with digital photography, Polaroid, drawing and watercolor painting. He usually takes pictures first and works from them. Watercolor painting has an immediate effect: no remorse is allowed. He is also the man behind Branded magazine.
He is currently living and working in Paris. He is represented by Anouk Le Bourdiec gallery.

What is your idea of perfect happiness?
A full wine cellar

What is your greatest fear?

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
My shyness

What is the trait you most deplore in others?

Which living person do you most admire?

What is your greatest extravagance?
Art books

What is your current state of mind?

What do you consider the most overrated virtue?

On what occasion do you lie?
When I speak about myself

What do you most dislike about your appearance?
My legs

Which living person do you most despise?
Francis Huster, Robert Hossein and Claire Chazal

What is the quality you most like in a man?

What is the quality you most like in a woman?

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
Les gros

What or who is the greatest love of your life?
A woman

When and where were you happiest?
When I was a child, at home

Which talent would you most like to have?
Play the piano

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
See question 3 & 10

What do you consider your greatest achievement?
I don’t know

If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what would it be?
Léo Dorfner