I want to talk about the first idea for an artist in front of a blank canvas: the sketch. The sketch, also called by the Italians the “pensiero” is the extension of thought, spirit and imagination. On this Moleskine, I wanted to draw the cover without the intention of composition, but with a gestural speed that expresses my “pensiero” my first instinctive idea. What’s comes first.
Paris, France. 1990. Artist.
Octave Marsal is a French drawing artist born in 1990. In 2014, he obtained a Bachelor of Fine Art from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London. Shortlisted for the 2014 Lowe Nova Award for Creative Talent at Central Saint Martins College for the collaborative installation LAB created with Théo de Gueltzl. In 2017, he graduated from the Royal College of Art in London with a Master of Arts.