“I always thought that time has a limit for everything, and it is true, but to see results, it serves that you wait.” Utters Cédric, from the virtue of patience being some of the best advice this Italian artist has been given.
The man was raised in southern Sardinia, immersed with a visually appeasing landscape at an early age; the sea is usually where he finds himself. With a background versed in Architecture, Cédric now finds his expression through photography. Though avoids identifying himself in these categories – “Sometimes I feel like a photographer, sometimes an architect and maybe at the same time, just a person documenting only a passage of their life.” Read on to see our interview with this multi-talented artist.
Tell us about the motivation behind your photography work?
I approach photography more as a means to describe elements. With this; I feel as though I am in the world of art, in a world of architecture and in a world of photography, but I often do not feel I belong to any of these categories. I prefer to think that I am a nobody. This can be conceptualised through ‘The Operating Mode’ that had artists between the 60’s and 70’s diversifying their skillset.
What inspires you the most?
If I were to describe it with one word, I would say “lines”, which can mean everything and nothing. But in truth, I try to see lines everywhere I turn. I observe what the lines form, especially in nature and buildings.
How does your creative process take place?
Thinking about the simplicity of the lines that I find in nature or architecture. Years ago when I started to work with photography, without thought, what interested me was to give a thread to photography and architecture simultaneously. By photographing the natural elements and isolating them; making them unique in their form. I studied the coast and the transformations of the territory; the smoothed rocks, the winds and the tides.
“Sometimes I have to work where experiment becomes apparent and I must savour those new experiences that I never expected would occur.”
“You don’t have to identify yourself in an industry or feel addicted to what you do, sometimes the case or the obsession with research leads you to admire things you never thought of before.”
Your favourite country you have visited?
I do not have a favourite country. Every place and territory I visit/work in, I always develop intrigue towards it. I’ll admit that in places far from the sea, I cannot stay for more than 3 days. Almost all my work comes from experiences by the ocean.
Who inspires you within the industry?
I would say Richard Long, a British activist in the world of Land Art. His process through a photographic medium allows him to carry out artificial and geometric works on the ground and to document where he has been. You don’t have to identify yourself in an industry or feel ‘addicted’ to what you do, sometimes the case or the ‘obsession’ with research leads you to admire things you never thought of before. I see this teaching in the practice of Richard as an artist.
Also, I would say that the idea of things that I do not understand, is what inspires me. I want to create something for myself and for those who look at what I do. Sometimes I have to work where experiment becomes apparent and I must savour those new experiences that I never would have expected to occur.
Having new energies for new jobs is what each of us would expect and actually the last three years have proven that, even for what concerns the changes in my personal life. The only thing you have to keep in mind is the creation of a goal for every step we make; the sensibility of being myself brings me to face a new thought and a new story everyday. And I hope, it continues this way for a long time.
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