Léo Dorfner

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If I thought about Léo Dorfner (in some attempt to define his work), I would come with two pictures: drawing and Gitanes cigarettes. Speaking of cigarettes, he keeps his packs and draws some of his favorite albums artwork on it. It ranges from Queens Of The Stone Age to Elvis Presley, including Serge Gainsbourg and David Bowie among many others.
He is working with digital photography, Polaroid, drawing and watercolor painting. He usually takes pictures first and works from them. Watercolor painting has an immediate effect: no remorse is allowed. He is also the man behind Branded magazine.
He is currently living and working in Paris. He is represented by Anouk Le Bourdiec gallery.

smoke_petitsmoke signals, watercolor, pencils and felt pen on Gitanes packs

What is your idea of perfect happiness?
A full wine cellar
What is your greatest fear?
What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
My shyness
What is the trait you most deplore in others?
Which living person do you most admire?
What is your greatest extravagance?
Art books
What is your current state of mind?
What do you consider the most overrated virtue?

Le mythe du dragon des piscines - 105 x 150 cm - 2014_web

Le mythe du dragon des piscines, watercolor on paper

On what occasion do you lie?
When I speak about myself
What do you most dislike about your appearance?
My legs
Which living person do you most despise?
Francis Huster, Robert Hossein and Claire Chazal
What is the quality you most like in a man?
What is the quality you most like in a woman?
Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
Les gros
What or who is the greatest love of your life?
A woman
When and where were you happiest?
When I was a child, at home
Which talent would you most like to have?
Play the piano
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
See question 3 & 10
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
I don’t know
If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what would it be?
Léo Dorfner
Where would you most like to live?
Paris or New York
What is your most treasured possession?
What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Hunger, I guess
What is your favorite occupation?
Look out by the window

Alpha Centauri - 65 x 50 cmAlpha Centauri, watercolor on paper

What is your most marked characteristic?
My perfume
What do you most value in your friends?
Kindness, and when they bring some drinks
Who are your favorite writers?
Michel Houellebecq and Alex Barbier
Who is your hero of fiction?
Don Draper
Which historical figure do you most identify with?
No one
Who are your heroes in real life?
A lot
What are your favorite names?
Those I know
What is it that you most dislike?
Mouth sounds and endives
What is your greatest regret?
No regrets
How would you like to die?
Of a heart attack
What is your motto?

born to kill01

born to kill02

Born to kill, engraving on Zippo lighter