In recent weeks we’ve profiled global designers who’ve contributed to our new Limited Edition Artist Series collection. Today we present tchmo, a multi-talented artist who draws inspiration from sources as varied as clouds, French culture and the streets of Montreal, Quebec.
What about living in Montreal makes you feel most creative?
Character, charm, French, the people, the grungy places, the beautiful places, the snow, the summer heat, the festivals.
How long have you been a designer/ making art?
I have always made things, but only recently did I start to think that my work may be considered art.
How would you describe your style?
Mashed-up, glitchy, colorful, visceral, experimental, playful.
What is your favorite tool or medium?
What or who is the biggest inspiration for your work?
I think that the actual process of making work is the inspiration itself.
Who is your favorite artist or art movement/era and why?
There are too many, I can’t pick just one. I love all kinds of art, especially work that is very different from my own. Experiencing a great work of art in person can be very inspiring. One such work for me was Martin Creed’s Work No.200 half the air in a given space. Cindy Sherman is another artist I look up to for her dedication to her practice and the humor and depth in her work.
What was your inspiration for this work?
I chose one of my Cloudscape pieces because clouds are loaded with meaning, and I recently read that the exact shape of a cloud cannot be predicted.
What three words best describe your design?
Bright. Unpredictable. Dreamy.
How do you want people to feel when using the mouse with your design?
What advice would you give to young designers?
Find a process or activity you love because you need to immerse yourself in it, grow with it and work at it. I really believe it is called a practice for a reason.
- Hardware Team