Antonio Gomez

San Antonio Texas USA

Mediums: Ink, Acrylic, paper mache , Digital

Style: Abstract, Surreal

The name "Out of the Shadows"  is a collection of Magical Colors and forms result of the manipulation on the pictures take with a minimum of light on the dark of the night.

 

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Can you remember your first experience creating as a child?

My encounters with color began in my childhood. Being the only male in my family and having few friends, I found myself alone in my room, sitting for long periods of time at my desk. A desk very similar to the one that, today, provides me with a point of conception for my work.  I enjoyed  these long periods of seclusion, where I was able to create my stages or sets with colored pencils and not only imagine, but reproduce prominent figures of cartoons, those histories projected with a wealth of colors by the house of  Walt Disney, that today I remember vividly. Among some I could mention, is the character "Dumbo"  the elephant that was able to fly or "Bambi" the young fawn.

In  school, I always placed extra effort on projects that required drawing or the use of color. The responsibility of family became a determining factor in my choosing engineering as a profession, though I continue to enjoy working with colors.

Being the only male as I mentioned previously, I often accompanied my father when visiting the family’s tile factory that he himself started as a young man, these visits included the supervision of the warehouses where the special oxides that are used in the production of the mosaics were stored. My fascination with color has always lived with me, and after the death of my father, I was assigned as a production manager, where for the next 8 years I was able to learn through experimentation.

 

How long have you thought of yourself as an artist?

All my Life

 

Is there any message you are trying to convey to viewers through your art?

A reading from deep in the soul.

 

Please explain your creative process, from the very beginning of a typical artwork to its completion.

Depend on the media I am using at the moment, when I do Canvas I do start making the frame myself, laid the canvas over staple in, prime it and then if  I am doing an Abstract start choosing the colors I do feel that particular moment and then apply them sometimes to finish a piece will take moments and sometimes will take months the process sometimes is slow once I am happy with it seal it.

 

antonio gomez painting

 

What inspires you to create art?

Nature, People, walking on the streets I see things on a different way always picture the scenes on another dimension .

 

Have you sold much of your art?

Yes on a couple Galleries and particular’s.

 

Where do you promote art using the internet?

Through my website, Artelista, VirtualGallery.com and some many others.

 

Influences

Dali, Remedios Varo, Joshep Cornell , Andy Warhol, Clemente Orozo, Monet, and many other's.

 

Please tell us about another artist you admire.

Sergio Perez Corella from Coahulia Mexico for all his achievements his manage of color and form on his Art.

 

Please tell us an interesting story in your life

On exploring new lands and moving on life looking for a niche as Artist travel to Vancouver Canada without Visa for the US, loaded with most Material for work, a big role of Canvas that I still have and a big container of blue paint and another many many bottles of deferments colors. During my transfer of fly in LA I got escorted with a police to be interrogated because all my bags where cover on a blue substance and they thought I was a terrorist or some kind and after the interrogation and me telling them that I was an Artist traveling to Canada to seek new inspiration and that blue substance was blue paint they laugh and escorted me to the next airplane.

 

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Do you have any regrets in your life as an artist?

Not to be exposed enough.

 

What plans do you have for the future of your art?

Keep growing trying new mediums .

 

Do you have any good advice for emerging artists?

Follow your Heart

 

Antonio Gomez Artist - Out of The Shadows

San Antonio Texas USA

Website: Antonio Gomez 

 

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