We had the good fortune of connecting with Frederic Pinet and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Frederic, what’s the most important lesson your business/career has taught you?
Listen to people, to enhance your knowledge, but always follow your own ideas.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
My art is a mix or reproduction of my summer time is south of France as a teenager, in a place call St jean cap ferrat, the beauty of the Mediterranean, the “sexyness” of it and the sense of style, and the freedom of natural exposed body of women there during those times. I have always been attracted by the connection between bodies and the sea, one in particular, the Mediterranean .The other main inspiration comes from artist such as Helmut Newtown who i had the chance to work with, David Hockney and Slim Aarons. What set me apart , this really hard to answer, it is not what set me apart, but who i am.
It is not easy, it is never done , this why beeing an artist is challenging but so amazing as you have no limit to develop your own ideas. I learned that in ART compromised is not the good path , do exactly what you feel.
I would like them to feel something when they look at my pieces , a feeling of peacefulness .
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
1st thing i will do , I will take them on the boat and go to the sand banks near KB to have a swim , a drink and enjoy the sea and sunset. I do not go out a lot , but the place i will take them to eat are Mandolin restaurant , The Drexel , Joe stone Crabs , Wasi Sabi . For drink , the roof top of the ESME hotel , Faena , Soho House , The Deuce .
Other place i will go
The Bass Museum , Ice skating at the edition hotel , The PAMM .
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My Mum is number 1 as she always supported me and encourage me to do what I wanted to do . My wife is a big part of my development as an artist , always behind me .
David Hockney , Helmut Newtown and women I met along the years have always been a big source of inspiration.
Bulgari , Lily Aldrige , Esme Hotel , Bloomingdales ,Sarah jessica Parker ,