In the studio with Diane Dal-Pra

James Ambrose, Emergent Magazine, November 20, 2020
You have just moved to a new studio in northwest Paris, how is this new space working out?

Very well! It took me a few days to get my bearings and adjust my inner rhythm, but the place is so bright that it is very stimulating to go there every morning. The other nice aspect is to be part of a place invested by several artists and creatives, it has an exhilarating effect.

 

Did you grow up in Paris? Did art play an important role in your life as a child?

I grew up in a town in the southwest of France. The atmosphere was very different than here in Paris. I remember this period as a kind of a bubble, quite conducive to slowness and observation. Since then I’m a very periodical person, with phases of intensive production and compulsive drawing and phases of idleness and contemplation (which is a disabling thing, totally unadapted to our current systems pace).