"I work fairly instinctively", says Parisian artist Emmanuel Bastid (Malin is his artist handle) about his work process. "With each new work or each new commission I try to capture the invisible and try to create several layers of interpretation in an image. The artworks really only find their final form while I work on them.
I like images that allow me to tell my own story, wherein - while working on them - visual clues appear that assist my storytelling. I hope that that feeling of exploration transcends to the person that looks at the images. I try to be chatty in my work also and to give things substance by mixing figurative and abstract elements and big gestures with delicate refinements."