Melik Lequin is a self-taught French Parisian based visual artist and illustrator. Through his abstract, minimalist and colorful painting he takes an unstructured and poetic look at the world. His work aims to celebrate the beauty of its surroundings and emotions.

How did you get into art?

My journey into the art world is both very natural and much unexpected at once. Very natural because as far as I can remember I’ve always been a drawing person. I’m also lucky enough to have been growing up in a country where museums and art were around the corner. So combined with my parents’ deep understanding and love for culture and creativity, it definitely shaped my tastes and me being in the art world today feels very natural.

On the other hand, it is very much unexpected because, my life and my business career brought me far away from the art world for decades. Surprisingly (or not), Covid was the opportunity that finally led me to reconnect with my art and allowed me to start sharing it to the world.