This week’s DIY feature crosses the pond and then the channel as we sit down with French sculptor and artist Gaël Brienne. Not only is the man a talented sculptor, artist, and toy customizer, but his English is not too shabby either. Check out what Gaël had to say about himself, his work, and his relationship with toys!
Gaël Brienne aka Nanan1 comes from Lille, France which is best known for mussels and French fries.
Back in the day, you thought of toys as funny pieces of plastic; today you see them as funny pieces of vinyl.
As a kid my favorite toy was the Star Wars AT-ST.
My first ‘real’ job was… actually I’ve never kept a real job, I try to do only what I like but it’s not an easy way of life.
Your favorite designer toy is Yoskai Yamamoto’s Koïbito.
I choose to work in this field because I needed an excuse to buy toys.
The best blank platform to work on is sculpey.
The most exciting moment in your career so far has been the day I opened my first workshop.
Nanan is the most impatient artist in the world.
I dislike it when people drive too slow on the highway.
I love it when I smoke my first cigarette drinking a coffee.
The thing that inspires me most is science fiction.
Manga has been most influential media on my art.
The most underrated designer / artist today is Rohby, this guy made the craziest customs I’ve ever seen.
If I wasn’t doing what I’m doing, I’d probably be bored.
One thing most people don’t believe about me is that I graduated in psychology.
When my fans read this questionnaire they will hopefully still be my fans.
All good ideas start with a good mood.
My ultimate professional assignment would be getting as rich as Damien Hirst.
My day is not complete until I sleep.
Filling out this DIY feature survey was very difficult for me and my English.
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