• January 2, 2009
  • Posted by Marc

Franck Duval aka FKDL: The A’s To Our Q’s


Age: 45
Hometown: Paris
Where do you now live?: Paris, France
Where would you most like to live?: Where my heart leads me… maybe one day Brooklyn !
Who was your first “hero” in life?: A mix between Brian Jones, Bruce Lee, Marcello Mastrioani and Coluche
What is your favorite thing to do on your day off from work?: Stay with my 3 children
What is your favorite color?: Full color time
Who (or what) do you love?: People, Men, Women and Figures… (introduction to my booklet !!!)


Wooster: Who and/or what are some of your influences?

Jacques Villeglé

My first influence is all the paper with all that memories… but 25 years ago when I start to paint, I was influenced by the “Steamin Muslims”, a french painting group from the eighties. After that I discover a lot of pasted up and collage from different time and different artist too. Fifteen years ago I discover the work of Jacques Villeglé… and my head was “Shake it out” !!! We have to dream in that life, so life is my influence everyday… I try it. Specifically about artist in disorder… I like Matisse, Chaissac, Giacometti, Man Ray, Warhol, Basquiat and more (so classical !)

Wooster: What other artists do you most admire?

M-City, Orticanoodles, FarkFK, Gaia, Swoon, Faile, Bast, Dain, Judith Supine, Matt Siren,
> Dan Witz, Revs, Pure Evil, Fairey, Blu, Banksy, Elbow Toe, Os Gemeos and Talking Mute but also all my french peers and there are many !

Wooster: How would you describe your art to someone who could not see it?

Think about a person, think about some colors, think about a movement, think about paper…old paper !!!

Wooster: What other talent would most like to have?

Art Scotch, my second life…

Wooster: What do you fear the most?

Losing my hands…I’d lose my head !

Wooster: What is your greatest ambition?

Always have the freedom to make street art throughout all the city and make people happy with my collages


You can see mote of FKDL’s work here and here.