SALVENTIUS

Hi! I AM NIELS KIENÉ - SALVENTIUS AND I ENJOY CREATING ONE LINE PORTRAITS. FOR A LITTLE MORE DETAILS ABOUT MY MOTIVES YOU CAN CHECK OUT THE TEXT BELOW. IF YOU HAVE SOME MORE QUESTIONS FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME. THANKS FOR YOUR ATTENTION.


Following are outtakes and snippets from different blog posts and interviews:

Niels Kiené (a.k.a. Salventius) is a Dutch artist known for his portraits created with just one line.

It doesn’t feel like I suddenly got into illustration as I have always been drawing. To be honest, I don’t even consider myself an illustrator, a painter or an artist; I just like to create and I do it with love… So maybe that makes me more of a lover! At this moment I enjoy creating light paintings, tattoos, sculptures and 3D prints. All following the same single line style.

The start

I’ve always liked to experiment with continuous lines and that technique allowed me to create spontaneous forms, mostly portraits. It’s also a way to challenge myself, as each drawing is created in the moment and I don’t lift the pen off the paper until the entire portrait is revealed. Then is when I finally get to meet that face I’ve created and the personality behind.

Inspiration

Faces I see, in real life or online; Music. I like to experiment with different activities and see how they affect the different personalities that I create.

The process

I just try to force myself to finish every work I start. It’s the only way for me to get the best result, and I hope that discipline and joy reflects in my work.

Tools & technique

Everything that allows me to create a continuous line: I use a flashlight and camera for my light paintings, spray paint on canvas for some other artwork, and I am currently working with laser-cutting and 3D printing technique to create continuous line portraits in 3D.

I’m looking forward to trying VR techniques with Google and Tiltbrush, although that’s a little too expensive to experiment with at the moment!

Staying motivated

Being constantly experimenting with new ways of expressing myself though art feels like every work is both enjoyable and challenging at the same time.

What the future brings

I don’t know where my portraits will take me, and that’s ok for me! If people want to join me on my adventure, they can follow my social streams: Instagram and Facebook. I’m currently doing a year long project #366daysofdrawing, that will end on the 12th of December this year. After that… Who knows!