Niark1 – Night Flight

Niark1 - Night Flight - 4 Color Silkscreen

 Born in 1975, Niark1 aka Sebastien Feraut is a French freelance graphic designer & illustrator a painter based in Paris. After some years studying graphic design and visual communication and drawing inspiration from street art culture and his love of music, he has developed his very own style and graphic universe in the past several years. He is past works include international clients like advertising communication agencies, street wears and snow boards brands, international magazines, music festivals etc. He also takes part in several international group and solo exhibitions with his  paintings and arts. Read on for our exclusive interview as Niark1  gives us the 1xRun Thru on his latest Run Night Flight! – View the Run at

 1xRun Thru – Niark1 – Night Flight

1xRun: When was Night Flight drawn/created?

Niark1: July 2011

1xRun: Tell us how the idea and execute on of this piece came about?

Niark1: This piece take part from a mini series that I have designed. I consider this design as a kind of graphic test due to the colors and the style. Wanted to have something simple and super graphic with characters like some icons.

Tell us how the idea and execute on of this piece came about?

Niark1: The idea was too make a super graphic illustration with a kind of old style with a childish feeling built with some simple geometrical shapes + have a range of limited colors.

1xRun: How long did the piece take?

Niark1: Few hours in few days with other illustrations in progress in the same style.

1xRun: What is unique about this piece?

Niark1: The style and colours ;)

1xRun: Why should people buy this piece/print?

Niark1: limited silkscreen prints. ;)

1xRun: Describe Night Flight in one gut reaction word.

Niark1: bwah.

1xRun: When did you first start making art?

Niark1: I’ve always drawn since I was a kid. It’s always something I’ve wanted to do. I then made several schools of visual communication, graphic design and arts.

1xRun: What was your first piece?

Niark1: I don’t remember exactly which one was the first. I was very young. But anyway this is very different that I do now.

1xRun: What artists inspired you early on?

Niark1: There are lots of artists and artistic movement that inspired me. Artists like Picasso, Miro, Basquiat, Bacon, Dali, are a big inspiration for me.

1xRun: What artists inspire you now?

Niark1: There is also a lot of contemporary artist that inspire me actually like Tim Biskup, Jeff Soto, Stephane Blanquet, Charles Burns, Aryz, to name a few only.

1xRun: Do you listen to music while you work? If so what? If not then what is your environment like when you work?

Niark1: Of course, I’m listening music any time. Music has a real importance for me. I’m not listening to a style of music in particular. I like to listen to several styles. But I like a lot experimental music, jazz, old soul/funk, etc …  Artists like Bjork, Amon Tobin, the Budos Band, Boards of Canada, Hidden Orchestra, Erik Truffaz, etc …”


1xRun: If you could collaborate with any living artist who would it be and why?

Niark1: Well to be sincere I do not like a lot the idea of collaborating with other artists. This is not a problem of ego or anything else. It’s just that I like to take my time and do what I want to make my works. It really is a very personal work. Also I did want to be influenced or be careful about what I should do a piece on collaboration with someone else. And I respect too much the art from the other artists to work on their art. But, anyway that could be fun to do that just for “fun”. But to make something more “serious” I prefer to make it by myself.

1xRun: If you could collaborate with any deceased artists who would it be and why?

Niark1: not sure to have the level to collaborate with any of deceased artists that i like ;)

1xRun: What was the first piece of art that you bought? Do you still have it?

Niark1: Well, that was certainly a silkscreen from Stephane Blanquet, and of course I still have it.

1xRun: What was the first piece of art that you bought? Do you still have it?

Niark1: I buy a lot of silkscreen and giclée prints—Tim Biskup, Burgerman, Blanquet, Amose, Alexone, Jeff Soto, Smash 137, Charles Burns—unfortunately I have not too much money to buy a lot of original art from the artists that I like really. Otherwise this is small pieces.

1xRun: What was the last piece of art that you bought?

Niark1: I think the last original piece I have bought if I remember was a drawing from Amandine Urruty.

1xRun: What else do you have currently in the works?

Niark1: Ii have an exhibition who gonna start at the end of this week in Copenhagen ( Denmark )  at the MOHS Alley with an other french artist Odö. Other shows are planned in the south of the France for a festival, and participation on some group shows later ( Rome / Italy etc .. )  ”

1xRun: Where can people find you on the various internette outposts?