Mediums: Mixed media
Favorite Quote: “Strong minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, weak minds discuss people.” -Socrates
Favorite Book: The Bhagavad Gita
The Apparent and Yet Difficult Choices Found in Spatial Reasoning
Style: I have developed a collaborative style using mixed media. I use elements of the most influential Avant Garde artists in my art to illustrate the story of art history. From the brushstrokes of the impressionists, the colors on the post-impressionists, the mixed media of Picasso and the color theory of Matisse, to the theme of surrealism and the application of acrylic paint of the contemporary artists like Warhol and Hockney, every single element of my art is a reference to each of these time periods and tells the story of art history.
Our mission is to change the art worlds philosophy of art for arts sake to art for a dream.
First experience creating.
For whatever reason, and maybe it’s the universes way of telling me art is the reason I was put on Earth, but creating has always been the easiest thing for me to be successful at. The first time I created I was really young and I would draw out sprawling maps of cities on paper on my bedroom floor.
Art and Music
When I’m putting on the most important finishing touches or on the last few days of the painting I don’t listen to anything to help me concentrate. But sometimes I’ll listen to house music or disco and have a mini party.
Do you have a job besides being an artist?
I’m a student and I work for an Autistic child clinic.
What message are you giving to viewers through your art?
The story of art history…
Tell us about your creative process:
I spend most of the time creating inside my head because my pieces are mostly conceptual.
What things inspire you to create art?
The Avant Garde artists.
What exhibitions have you had?
Art festivals, I have a show coming up this month in St. Pete Fl.
Have you sold any of your artworks?
Yes I’ve only sold my posters and prints through art festivals, I am very picky who I sell my originals to because they are for charity anyway. I fundraise for stem cell research.
How do you promote your art on the internet?
On my website and Facebook page.
Tell us about influences:
Dali, Basquiat, etc. really any super famous artist who doesn’t contribute at all to society is an inspiration for me. It’s an inspiration because it’s a model of the exact opposite of what I’m doing. That might sound conceded but I am going to cure disease with my art, I would put my own life on the line to do that, and seeing these other artists as successful as they are without giving back or contribute really bothers me and makes me want to be better than them to show the world how artists should be, how anyone should be.
Tell us something interesting in your life:
I got the idea of starting Ar For A Dream from reading the Bhagavad Gita. In it the highest attainment of life and reaching enlightenment is achieved through self-sacrifice for the greater good.
Do you have any embarrassing moments?
I believe my whole life lead up to me and creating my art right now so no I’m not embarrassed about that.
If you could live your life over again, would there be anything you would do differently?
What plans do you have for the future of your art?
Do you have any good advice for emerging artists?
Do something not just no one else has done before, but something no one else can do.
Facebook page: Art For A Dream