Whatever disturbs you is art
At ten months old I picked up my first paintbrush, since then it has been an ongoing love affair. Art is something that comes instinctively to me. As a person, it balances who I am and what my purpose is in society. Growing up I was introduced to a broad range of different cultures and ideas; this helped me develop the way I perceive reality. I am influenced greatly by my surroundings: geography is key to how I continue to grow in my concepts. I’m a formalist at heart, constantly looking at how forms are organized and composed. Travel and life experiences shape my overall work.
Photography is my passion. It is the language of expression, an extension of the soul, and a record of existence. Creativity is always enhanced by a constraint and for that reason I like to work with a lesser camera. Thought is better than automation in art. I focus on having my Photography tell a story through the way I perceive the outside world. I believe the combination of visual and written skills are inescapably linked. In my work there is no shyness of color, for color is the voice of art. Every hue, value, and saturation lets you perceive reality in a different way.
My art expresses the way I prefer to communicate to the public. Making art is a primal and universal ritual; that brings an inner peace as something that sets you free. As an artist exploration is a must. All mistakes should be embraced, re-working and risk taking is key to success. I believe the garbage can is the most important tool. I want people to have an emotion when looking at my art, because art making is dangerous and revealing. From my point of view you can understand whatever you want from a work of art, but my goal is to stir something new.
I am still a student, trying to figure out exactly who I am as an artist. My styles and techniques are still evolving and adapting, and will hopefully never stop.
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