Fvckrender

Fvckrender

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The man behind fvckrender has seen it all: a near-death moment, paralysis and depression. Through 3D he created a new brave world that gave him structure and a very individual signature to his genius handcraft. He already worked for some of the biggest gigs in pop culture. Time to ask this virtual personality about his analogue ways …

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Bonjour Frédéric aka fvckrender, when I look at your work, I enter a void. A dystopian void of perfection beautifully put together. Where does virtual reality begin and where does it end for you - how did you start fvckrender?
Thank you for the kind words. Why I really got into 3D has a bit more tragic background: I had a severe bike accident that left my complete left side numb from face to toe. I couldn’t practice cycling anymore, which was a pretty big part of my life back then. I had two choices: either go full-on depressed and do nothing - or get get my brain active instead.
So I chose to stimulate my brain and got extremely passionate about 3D work. This is how fvckrender started. I was working at a restaurant in Montreal, the work was really painful for my body and therefore emotionally draining. What kept me going was to learn how to do 3D by myself - I would bring my computer to work and just sit at the bar figuring out 3D stuff: before and after EVERY shift. That’s how determined I was - and I still am.

That is inspiring and very „higher self“ of you. We often see strong motives on your instagram that could be interpreted as either biblical or extremely yogi: Snakes, flowers and crystals. Has that something to do with a virtual reinterpretation of what has been called ‚paradise‘ in many religious mediums (bible, quran, yogi, the nirwana) ?
Mmmm, hard to say. I’m not religious at all, but I’d like to think that there is something bigger than us out there. At least, I hope there is. My motives are just elements that I find interesting. Snake skin, for example, is fun to play around because it has a bouncy texture and reflects light really well. I love working around elements that reflect light as much as possible. But there is nothing too profound in my art. I prefer let the audience think what they want instead of giving them no freedom.

You are a self-taught artist: do you think your work wouldn’t have had this very individual approach if you would have gone to animation school?
That is for sure, BUT if I had ever gone to art school at some point I would have quit real quick anyway. Since my early age I wasn’t interested in school, so I quit when I was 17 years old, without any degree in the pocket. I’m reconsidering going back, but just as a free student to learn about finance.

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Your work has something magnetic and capturing - some people even say: hallucinating and trippy. Not recommended for people with psychosis or having experienced a bad trip. How does your brain render all of that strong visuals of yours?
That’s funny. I just get inspired a lot. To me my art is all about peacefulness.

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Rendering must be consuming most of your time everyday. What does the daily routine in fvckrenders aka Frédérics life look like?
I have a pretty strict morning routine, where I wake up at 5:30 a.m. or 6 a.m.
I do that every day. Then I get myself a glass of water, it’s like a ritual for me. Until 9 a.m. you will find me checking out the stock market, whilst working on the inquiries of my clients. After that I take my first break where I go on a big walk on the beach with my dog.
Then I’ll keep on working till 2 in the afternoon, having worked out a schedule for my meals as well: you see that I’m a very structured guy. Finally I start all my render and go off enjoying the rest of my day without touching my computer anymore.

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And you do all of that in Montreal, where it is snowy and freezing cold 70% of the time?
Yeah, fuck that. I just quit Montreal to live in Vancouver. I couldn’t deal with the snow. I love the smell and the looks of freshly fallen snow, but when it turns brown at some point my mood turns into depression mode as well. I’m more a tropical kind of guy. I need that warm weather … and those virtual snakes around me.

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