French Danser-Painter Fabrice Cazenave

By: azad Karimi

I need to draw, to create every day. It gives me a sense of accomplishment. Sometimes it's frustrating not to find the time or space to fulfill my desires, but I think I'm very happy right now to be able to create as I want.



French Danser-Painter Fabrice Cazenave

By Azad Karimi


* I need to draw, to create every day. It gives me a sense of accomplishment.

This Fabrice quote reminded me of a quote from Genesis: God created man in his own image.

I think that any human being in whom the attribute of creativity and to creat is more prominent is more like the God of the Creator.


Basically, the human likes to leave a trace of his power through creation. This is a general concept. If you remember, you used to play with cars or dolls when you were little.

Especially from my personal experience, as a child, we used to build roads with small cars with my other friends or we built a house out of mud, wood, and stone.

At that time, our house was in an alley that was not paved, and fortunately, we were able to clear the alley with our plastic cars and build small roads.

Our pattern was usually what was happening around us, because our neighborhood was a new neighborhood on the outskirts of the city, built according to the principles of modern urban planning, and we could see the big road construction and engineering machines coming and moving the soil. They settled and built canals and the workers were working.

At adult age, this desire to create in us was driven by kindergarten teachers and school teachers ... Some of us became painters, writers, engineers, doctors, veterinarians, writers, painters, and craftsmen.

and several people went to the border mountains and fought with the Iranian government and were killed or displaced. Some of my peers also learned from the early years of their education to hide as spies agents and to eat and gain wealth by betraying the people of Kurdistan...

About Art Creation: An artist creates a work of art based on experience, instinct (talent) and imagination, motivation, and background (creativity), some of which are very different, unique, privileged, and eternal to be.


These creative people in any society are the generators of culture and influence the artistic and cultural currents of their society. Take nineteenth-century Europe, for example, and see the strong cultural waves that have brought about dramatic political and social change on that continent and in other parts of the world.

These waves were represented and guided by prominent artists, writers, and journalists of the Green Continent ...

Prolonging this introduction is boring, so I invite dear readers to pay attention to the text of the interview.

I wish success and happiness to my dear friend Fabrice.


Thank you!





1- Please present yourself: Name, education, Civil status and...

.My name is Fabrice Cazenave, I was born in streams, I spent my childhood in the treetops. I started to draw and dance early on. After studying at the Beaux-Arts in Pau and then in Toulouse, I moved to Paris. But often the forests of my childhood bring me back to the south where I find my inspiration.


2-What is your artistic speciality?

.I have dual training as a dancer and an artist, so I draw as I dance. The whole body is mobilized. I also work on sculpture and performance. A large part of my drawings is done with eyes closed, using the other senses to answer a question: how do we perceive our environment, and how this structures our thinking and our representation of the world. I work with charcoal, pencil, plaster, copper ...


3- When and how did you become interested in these fields?

.I think that very young my outlook on the world was upset by a personal drama. To escape I unconsciously began to approach the natural elements of my environment intimately, to try to blend in with nature to feel at peace. In a strange hypersensitive listening, I had the feeling of dissolving myself in the plants that surrounded me.


4- Who was your motivator?

. I have always been a lonely child, even surrounded by my brothers. I only found in myself the desire to answer the questions of life. I had a free and happy childhood.


5- What was your parent’s reaction?

.My parents did not necessarily understand my desire to make art but they supported me and left me free to make my choices. They wanted me to get a graphic design diploma to have a job that could support me, but they supported me in my artistic experiences. They always came to see me dance or see my exhibitions. I am very grateful to them.


6- When did you become such professional Artist?

. I always needed to have a job with a salary to feel free in my artistic practice. I, therefore, alternate between periods when I work as a visual merchandiser and times I devote myself fully to drawing. I think it's recent that I truly consider myself a full-time artist.


7- Are you thankful and happy because of your activities as artist?

. I need to draw, to create every day. It gives me a sense of accomplishment. Sometimes it's frustrating not to find the time or space to fulfill my desires, but I think I'm very happy right now to be able to create as I want. I had the chance of staying two months in Australia in an art residency, where I was able to live fully in an exceptional environment and draw from morning tonight. I will soon be in residence in the south of France, at the Picasso Museum in Antibes for three in February 2021.


8- How do you see the view about your activities and culture?

. The artworld is not really an ecological model, I would like to find solutions so that my work has the least possible impact on the environment.


9- Can you become one part of the cultural movement for motivation in youth or new generations in your country and so on?

. During art residencies, there are always special moments of meeting with young people. Above all, I try to help them assert their own vision, get out of preconceived ideas, to have the courage to let their personality flourish.


10- How can you help our world become a better place to live?

.I don't have a lesson to teach people. I try to be honest with myself, to listen to opposing opinions, to get an idea for myself. I have a pretty strong ecological conscience, which I try to respect as best I can.


11- Have you more words to say or suggest for our readers?

. Be curious!