David Aiu Servan-Schreiber, visual artist, working and living between London and Paris. Photography © Aiu Studio
1.Could you introduce yourself and the purpose of your artistic work?
My name is David Servan-Schreiber I am a contemporary and visual artist based in London. The purpose of my work is to make people connect with our environment, our planet, and nature.
2.How important are social networks in your work?
Social networks are a hard thing to avoid in my work, social media are bringing an opportunity to communicate on our message and our works, it is also a great way to get inspired, and to create new relationships.
3.Could you share with us the impact of the crisis on the promotion of your work and the way you are facing this situation?
I’ve had three exhibitions canceled, and many projects postponed, this crisis had a huge impact on the promotion of my work. However, it allowed me to try new things, I’ve started to make lives on Instagram which was a first for me.
I have also made virtual studio tours, talks, and exhibitions.
On the positive side, this crisis taught me to take my time and that is a great lesson.
4.What’s your favorite museum and why?
My favorite museum is the foundation Venet in “le muy” France. This place belongs to the artist Bernard Venet whose work I adore. It is located in a very cute village in the south of France.
The first time I visited his foundation, I didn’t know what to expect. When I got there the beauty of the place and the artworks blew my mind, I had never seen anything like it. There is also a sense of conviviality as you enter the artist’s house.
This place is truly a gem and I can’t recommend it enough.
Interview by Louise Coussieu Baylac, contributor
David Aiu on social networks: Instagram
What actions should we take as we see through this mirror planet? Artist David Aiu Servan-Schreiber considers that consciousness. His acclaimed series Planets offer a magnetic contemplation amidst the hustle and bustle of our lives. A well needed moment to stop and reflect.
Consequently, an invitation to answer the greatest, the most urgent question of our present time: to explore the inextricable links between us and our environment, from our need to reach some kind of faith to lead our human behaviour in the world, and challenge the values by which we live.