Who’s Clément Bernis, alias Le Poisson, designer of Limoges?

A pointy line. A spontaneous paw. Such is the fashion of Pisces.
“If I spend greater than quarter-hour on a drawing, it would not go effectively.”

Manu Larcenet, Pozla, Catherine Meurisse, Sempé and even Jean-Marc Reiser are for him “true beacons of the evening”. “My drawing is inherited from many influences. I’ve a selected fascination for supplies that give quantity to drawings. I search for a steadiness between the legibility of the road and the sensitivity of the gesture”.

Le Poisson was educated in animated movie on the Estienne faculty in Paris, earlier than changing into a drawing skilled: “An fulfilling inventive expression, free from all restrictions”.

Fishing for details about Le Poisson

His father, a photographer, “taught him to look”. “He has a eager eye for detecting the main points of on a regular basis life.” His mom, a trainer in Limoges, labored in numerous institutions within the metropolis. She instilled in him, in addition to her youthful sister, a curiosity and a need to be taught. From this heritage comes the style for journey.
“I shortly felt that Limoges wouldn’t be sufficient. So I obtained out as quick as I may.” Together with her bachelor’s diploma in hand, she went to Poitiers in 2009, earlier than becoming a member of Estienne’s faculty.

A pattern of the work of Clément Bernis (illustrations for the press and tradition and a self-portrait).

“I met Cabu once I was a cashier in a Tremendous U within the heart of the capital. It was mid-afternoon, there have been only a few prospects, and as we at all times have rolls of receipts available, I used to be cashing them when he arrived. The latter congratulated me on my speech. It touched me to see an individual endowed with such a pen be so good. He offers a really human facet to the well-known newsroom of the large newspapers”.

Clément Bernis will then collaborate with press titles. On the identical time, he moved to Amsterdam in 2014 and tries to make a residing from his drawing.

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“There, I frequented the live performance halls and the surviving squats of the 90s. There may be nonetheless an incredible underground material in Amsterdam, I believe it is wonderful”.

In 2017, he lastly repatriated his notebooks to Limousin lands. “I understood that I had all the pieces to stay right here. There are many open areas to supply tradition. Limoges is a clean web page the place I can write no matter I would like, not like the large cities I’ve lived in the place all the pieces appears saturated”.

Since 2020, he has lived in Corrèze and continues to work along with the cultural scene in Limoges. We owe him, amongst different issues, the paternity of the Opera’s 2021-2022 season poster marketing campaign.

He is engaged on his future in Limoges

At dwelling, with no typical day, with out regularity, however at all times with many tasks in progress. Dedicated to social points, he discovered it pure to work with the press. After sending virtually 80 emails, solely the journal the 1 holds it. The collaboration lasted from 2014 to 2019. The artist continued to work with Éric Fottorino by means of the journal Zadigfor which he creates illustrations and laptop graphics.

“I’d now wish to get entangled in additional private tasks. Stop fee work and make my very own graphic novel.”

“Educating additionally attracts me. I take nice pleasure in main workshops in colleges and I must diversify so I do not get bored.
Music additionally performs an necessary position in my life. Certainly, on Mondays, for an hour, he presents the musical program at Beaubfm, entitled “L’Aquarium”.

This voluntary exercise completes a demanding day-to-day of self-employment. However he’s delighted: “Tradition is a small group of mutual assist in Limoges. Nevertheless, I’m saddened by the contempt for the cultural insurance policies carried out. The town lacks scenes to see and know. Nevertheless, I’ve a hunch that the transition is going down in Limoges, the place there’s quite a lot of power to assist.”

Le Poisson, an artist out of step along with his time?

Discovering the fish requires swimming in turbulent waters. Discreet, he’s absent from social networks. “Opposite to the norm, I favor to cover in the course of my faculty of fish. I consider that the design should justify itself”. The artist additionally wished to show to these round him that he may stay off his ardour with out continuously selling himself.

To see different works by Le Poisson click on right here.

Illustrations: Clemente Bernis

Textual content: Chloé Goigoux

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