What does TIPTOE look like through the eyes of an artist?
Constantly in search of inspiration, we gave artists carte blanche to appropriate our pieces in their own universe. It’s a way of mixing two creative fields and discovering TIPTOE from a different angle. Meet Saturn, illustrator and rug maker.
Can you introduce yourself?
My name is Saturn, and I’m an artist based in Belfort. I mainly do illustrations and murals, but I also make rugs from time to time.
How do you describe your creative world?
My world is mainly made up of simple geometric shapes and lots of color. I like to call it primitive art, because my primary aim is to create visually appealing compositions. I’ve chosen not to convey any particular message through most of my visuals, as I like everyone to interpret them according to their own sensibility. I do, however, have symbols that come up often, such as hands and eyes. I often add a vegetal dimension with palm trees or chains of leaves.
Where do you get your daily inspiration?
I spend a lot of time looking at images or videos with a particular aesthetic. When I draw, I don’t really have any references. I do it instinctively, but I guess I’m inspired by everything I see all day long. It could be architecture, the design of certain objects, the editing of certain videos and obviously other painters and artists.
How important is your home to you? What does it say about you?
My environment has a big influence on the quality of my work and my motivation. I recently painted a mural in front of my office and it helps me get into a creative mood as soon as I sit down. I care a lot about the way I show my creative process on Instagram.
Most of the time I work from home, so I spend a lot of time behind my desk. I think having an environment that I find aesthetically pleasing helps me stay organized when I’m drawing. What’s more, I often work at night, so when I turn on a little dim light and some music, I’m motivated to have a long, quiet session.
Why did you choose the LOBO table?
TIPTOE is a modern brand that makes furniture with a streamlined design and a particular focus on wood textures. It speaks to me a lot because I’m quite sensitive to the design of objects. The LOBO table creates a contrast with my visuals, which are quite busy and colorful, and cohabits perfectly with the rest of my workspace, which is rather sober. I’ve kept a bit of whimsy with the Sunflower Yellow table legs.
Do you have a recent creative discovery to share with us?
Keeping with the theme, this year I discovered the work of Celia R. at “Studio Craiecraie”. This studio specializes in interior design. Their work is also very colorful, with a touch of whimsy. For example, I really like the way they integrate touches of fluorescent color and play with different glass textures on certain windows. I’ll let you discover their work.