Five questions to Poppins / Marie-Pauline Drouot

Five questions to Poppins / Marie-Pauline Drouot

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For Poppins, painting is first of all a passion, a way to escape and release her emotions. Born in Paris in 1981, she received her A.C.C.E.S. diploma in visual communication in 2005. After working for four years in the world of fashion and luxury publishing in Paris, Poppins decided to fly to new horizons, in search of discovery. 

How did you get into art?

Since I was a child, I loved to draw and won first drawing contest at the age of 5 in a vacation club. During my studies in art school, I learned different artistic techniques and started to paint. Painting became a real passion. Following my studies, I worked as a graphic designer and art director in various fields, including publishing, branding and advertising, while continuing to explore visual art.



How would you describe your style? What makes your work special?

I deftly combines several techniques: mainly collage and painting. Passionate about the emotional sphere, I created in 2022, in parallel with my studies, a collection entitled "BALANCE", abstract and colorful compositions, formed of pebbles cut and glued on wood panel. These compositions are inspired by moments in life and the nature that surrounds us and evoke positive emotions. I always say, for me emotions have colors, the more colorful they are, the more positive they are. 

The technique that I uses in my minimalist, structured and colorful works makes my work unique and innovative. My work is infinitely adaptable.

How do you go about developing your work?

For a year now, I has been developing my art by participating in various exhibitions and pop-ups throughout Quebec. I am also a permanent artist in two galleries in Montreal. My original works are reproduced on different media, posters, Plexiglas...

Who or what influences you?

I am very much inspired by minimal art, graphic and clean design. The emotional sphere and the psychology of colors are very present and influence me in the choice of my compositions. Miró and Calder are two great masters who have inspired me.

Make us curious. What is planned next?

Haha, suspense!!! :) By 2024, I am planing to develop my Balance series as a wood sculpture... To be continued.