VLADIMIR RESTOIN ROITFELD

Candela Novembre has met Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld for RedMilk. On this occasion the talented gallerist showed her a preview of the exhibition he has curated with Nicolò Cardi, entitled “After Modern Vermin Control”, by the French artist Nicolas Pol, at the Cardi Black Box in Milan, until December 15th

redmilk_candela_imgWhat is the first thing you do when you wake up?
I brush my teeth.

And the last, before going to sleep?
I brush my teeth.

What comes to your mind if I say ART?
Creativity.

How do you know that what you have in front of you is a masterpiece?
It’s an emotional reaction when you see a painting and I think it’s all about having an eye and trusting in your own taste. When you see something that looks good, you know it right away. You don’t have to receive a lot of information from the artist about what you are looking at. You just have to follow what you feel when you are looking at that painting.

If you could be a superhero, which one would you like to be?
Zidane.

Do you remember your dream as a kid?
To become a soccer player.

Do you have any dream for the future?
Yes, to keep doing my job the best I can as long as I can.

Your favourite meal in the world?
At home in Paris, having dinner in the kitchen with my mom, dad and sister: best place for a family reunion.

Vladimir is really good at…
I’m really good at organization.

And you’re really bad at…
Nothing.

Is there anything that you would never wear?
Stilettos.

What was the last thing you bought?
A painting by an American artist.

Your favourite song in the world?
Depends of my mood, I’m not a big music guy in general. I can enjoy listening to the radio or an old mix from the 80s… In general I like to listen to music to lift up my mood or give me more energy when I run and do exercise.

You can’t live without…
My family.

You can live without…
Mean people.