Featured Artist: Lorraine Sorlet
We never knew teleportation was possible until we caught ourselves drooling while scrolling through Lorraine Sorlet’s instagram feed. Found it hard to remember we weren’t in Paris… Maybe it’s the bold colored drawings, or the fun animation snips, but Lorraine has us dreaming about a life full of passion, where we aren’t afraid of following our hearts.
Q & A
How do relationships inspire your art?
For me, relationships, and especially love between people, is the center of everything. I think every beautiful thing on this planet is because of love and it inspires me a lot. I love to tell or imagine friends or love stories in my work. I also love the movement and the variety of positions that two bodies can create together. It can give a lot of emotion.
Explain your process… how do you go about making a piece?
In the beginning it’s a feeling; I see something, read something, then I want to express what I feel. I draw mostly with my digital tablet, I love the result of digital tools, I feel more free to experiment and I love the color's effects. But I really need real paper and pen to draw my very first ideas and sketches. I also love sketchbooks when I’m traveling.
Do you find Paris an inspiring place to work?
Yes, Paris is very inspiring, I love the diversity of people, the clothes, colors, atmospheres. Also, we walk a lot in Paris and I think that’s perfect to find new inspiration!
Do you relate emotion to color? How do you go about choosing color for your art?
The colors I choose are about what I feel in the moment when drawing, so it’s necessarily related to the emotion, but not consciously. I notice that my color palette evolves a lot according to the periods of my life and how I feel!
What are you feelings on feminism? Do you think the attitude towards feminism is different where you are than in the US?
I feel that feminism is unfortunately necessary in our world. Equality between women and men should be normal, like every difference between people; religion, or sexual orientations, for example. I’m not sure the attitude toward feminism in France is different. It’s hard to change mentalities and to deconstruct what society has taught us since forever. But we can keep working to make it happen!
SEE MORE OF LORRAINE'S WORK HERE!