#TheArtists: An Interview with Quentin Monge & Matthew Schofield
Turnbull & Asser: How did your careers begin, and how would you describe your styles?
Quentin Monge: I started freelancing four years ago as a graphic designer and slowly began taking illustration commissions only. I’ve always wanted to do illustrations since high school, so I feel pretty lucky.
Matthew Schofield: I’m a creative director by day and do digital collage when commissioned. Digital collage is how I’d best describe the work I do.
T&A: And yourself, Quentin?
QM: My work is minimalist. I pay a lot of attention on shapes and compositions—I love to work on patterns.
T&A: Do you have a go-to colour palette?
QM: It seems that blue and pink are coming back quite often, but when it comes to colour choices I couldn’t really explain it, it just feels right or not depending on the subject/composition. It’s very subjective.
MS: I tend to go for monochrome or greys, mustard, corals, pinks and reds.
T&A: What was the inspiration behind the design for your pocket squares?
QM: This was originally based on something I called a Bananasutra, which was Kama Sutra with bananas.
MS: My family always joke that I have eyes everywhere, seeing things in the background when they are talking to me. So the phrase 'Eyes Everywhere' was the starting point.
T&A: Take us through your influences…
MS: Early rave flyers, the punk aesthetic and diy culture.
QM: I think that literally everything can inspire you from the ordinary to all of the rest. I like to see it that way and soaking up life—seeing what will come out of it creatively.
T&A: What would you like to explore next?
MS: Something completely different: laser cutting and geometric shapes.
QM: I’d like to do more paintings and volumes, take time and slow down the whole process.
We go behind-the-scenes with Matthew Schofield for The #ArtistCollection. Watch the video below, and shop the collection here.