It's hard to analyze any collaboration without first looking at each artist's work seperately. By doing this you can find out what went into the work! Yann's graphic eye and Eva's beautiful eccentric touches reflect each of their own work, and come together to make something completely different. It really is a gorgeous collaboration.
YR for Yann and EH for Eva.
Names (Real or Screename): Yann Robardey & Eva Eun-Sil Han
URL (Blog, Website): www.flickr.com/photos/falling_ruin
Location (Where are you from?): Stockholm and Brussels (respectively)
Q: Describe your work in 10 words or less.
YR: Meeting at the crossroad of two dreamscapes.
EH: A dynamic conceptual exchange.
Q: What do you like to work with (magazines, photographs, vintage)? Be specific!
YR: Vintage papers from books and magazines mostly, rather uncoated paper, acrylic paint, rubberstamps sometimes, no computer work.
EH: Definitely NO computer works involved. More like working with vintage images from magazines, gesso, pencil and scissors and glue!
Q: How long have you been creating collages and what made you start?
YR: I've been doing collages more regulary for about 10 years. I can't remember how it started... Was it on postcards while travelling?
EH: I've been doing collages for 2 years, before, I did more paintings, drawings but when I met Max Ernst collage works, it changed everything.
Q: Are you solely an artist, or do you work in another profession?
YR: I work as an illustrator, schoolbooks for swedish children--but not with collages: drawings only.
EH: I used to work as a graphic designer for 5 years but now I'm working fully as an artist.
Q: Do you have any formal art training?
YR: I went to two art schools, in Epinal and Nantes-France = 5 years.
EH: Four years B.F.A of Spanish literature and Art History, two years Design Institute Graphic Art in Seoul, Korea--one year L'Atelier d'Art de la Grange des Champs--Belgium.
Q: Explain your favourite techniques.
YR: Paper, scissors and glue. You cut one thing and finaly glue another one, it's always surprising, otherwise it gets boring!
EH: Mainly cut and glue but sometimes, I like to use mixed media, like gesso, pencil and gouache.
Q: Describe your favourite piece ever created.
YR: The simpliest the best (which I don't do often).
EH: Geometric lines with collage.
Q: What other artists do you admire?
YR: Roman Cieslewicz , Kurt Schwitters, Alexander Rodchenko and some really talented people showing their creations on flickr, like exo, cless and falling apart!
EH: Max Ernst, László Moholy-Nagy, Joseph Cornell, Hannah Hoch, Giorgio de Chirico and many talented artists on flickr, like hibiki, liz , exo, mia.in.the.sky and of course ruin_tourist! He rocks ;o)
Thanks Yann and Eva!