in issue 1:
In “Girls with tattoos” we see street culture, but also a mix of pop art. How long has pop art been an influence for you?
I remember two plates with Fernand Leger paintings on them that my mom bought in Biot that were hanging in the kitchen where I grew up in Ascain in the Basque country. Each evening at dinner time I watched the women painted on those plates. I found them really bizarre, yet beautiful. Of course Roy Lishenstein had his place, but Keith Haring really had an effect on my life. During a fire, my hands recieved 4th degree burns. I had six operations under general anaesthesia. The nurse asked me who Keith was, because after an operation, I was “sleep talking”, still on the anaesthesia, I saw myself back at the hospital, painting it, with Keith.