Besides nature and art, what else are you inspired by?
Everything can inspire me. Human creations from the past inspire me. Frankly, those from the present also do, but I try to “protect” myself from them because I don’t want to end up doing the same things. Right now, I’m looking at a lot of exhibitions and I’m also working as a scenographer. I like to see what was the inspiration of the artists of the past and try to do it differently. I think that artists of the past were more cultured than us. They learned the stories, the history, the mythology, all those things. I like to interpret all those inspirations because I think it’s full of surrealism. Mythology is a kind of surrealism; it’s kind of a vision of the world but with a story behind it.
What are your plans for 2018?
I have a few upcoming exhibitions; one’s in Paris in May, the other is in New York in June. They will be sort of like a retrospective, but mostly for my new works. I have a lot of special orders for my furniture, too, for clients who want, say, a chandelier or a table. I’m also a scenographer for an exhibition in France and all over the world. I have maybe 10 exhibitions to organize, so I’m full of projects.
Hubert Le Gall: Welcome To My World will run until 25 March 2018 at Mazel Galerie Singapore, Pacific Plaza, 9 Scotts Road, 10 am to 9 pm daily. Admission is free.