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Zach Bowman Talks Art, Goals and More...

Q: What is your favorite medium to work with, watercolor, colored pencil, pastels, etc.?

A: Oil paints because they have a luminescent quality that just beats all other mediums.

Q: What do you prefer to make your pieces on? People or nature?

A: People. People are familiar and relatable. Also there is such a magic in being able to “capture” the essence of a fellow human beings.

Q: When did you realize that art was going to be a big part of your life?

A:Ever since i was little I was exposed to art. My mom is an art teacher and had hundreds of students taking classes, at my house growing up. Frankly, art was unavoidable.  

Q: What is one of your favorite pieces that you have created?

A:I honestly have had so much fun in painting scenes from the Oregon coast and my aquastition series.

Q: What is one of your biggest inspirations?

A: One of my biggest inspirations, let me think…..

Honestly, I am inspired by light. All of my favorite painters (John Singer- Sargent, Caravaggio and Vermeer)

use chiaroscuro as their main method to communicate ideas and strengthen their compositions.

Q: What is one thing that you struggle with, with your career?

A: I struggle with balancing the work I do and promoting my artwork. As an artist it is of course important to get a body of work completed in a timely manner. With  promoting myself, finding venues and events to participate in, is more feasible.

Q: What is something that you would want the public to know about your art?

A: I want the public to know that most of all of my painting that i do for shows are inspired by day and night, that I have. I often see images in my head following times of confusion, frustration, and a lot of prayers.

Q: What is something that you would want the public to know about yourself?

A: I have taught art classes now for ten years. Through teaching, I have learned the value of each person. Every human being has a beautiful spirit that has potential to create beauty. I find some of my greatest joy in meeting people of different cultures, religion, and ages because each time I do, I feel like I get a small taste of something greater.

Q: What is one long term goal and short term goal you have?

A: One of my major goals includes having my artwork displayed in all the places that my family lives in so I can visit them more often, because to me, family everything. A short term goal that I have is that, I would honestly love to start teaching workshops around the country.

Interview with Lindaluz Carrillo

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Q: When did you know art was going to be a big part of your life?

A: I’ve always used to draw when I was a kid. I remember my 3rd grade teacher giving my art focused assignments during class projects. My dad would also teach me how to write in bubble letters when I was in middle school. I didn’t realize it was going to be a huge part of my life until I my sophomore year of high school. I started studying street art and graffit and experimenting with spray paint. 

Q:Who is your all time favorite artist? Why?

A: I have a couple, my favorite artist would be Apexerone he is a artist, with graffiti writer and as a street artist. His work is complex. I admire his can control skills. He uses shapes and vibrant colors in a structural design 

Q: What is your preferred medium to work with?

A: Spray paint but recently I’ve gone back to drawing more on pen and paper. 

Q:  Have you used your art to comment on any social or political issues, if so how? 

A: Yea, I’m currently working on a series that reflects issue of social construct micro aggressions and freedom of speech. I want to really tap into what the means for our future. 

Q: As an artist how do you seek out new opportunities? 

A: I’m always online trying to find the next thing especially when I don’t have a project that I’m working on. Its the best time to learn and do research. 

Q:What is your favorite piece you created and why? 

A: Hmm that’s a good question I feel attached to the piece that has a chain and ball wrapped around a flower. Prior to the drawing I was reading a newspaper article about parents in a Latino family getting deported in CT and they had to wear anklets up until their court date just in case they flee the state. It was devastating. The family had been here for about 30+ years and they were going to be taken from their children. The flower represents us and the chain and call is what restricts us from becoming who we need to be. 

Q: Do you have a new project coming along? What is something you can tell the public about it? 

A: I’ve been working on clothes design for skate boarder that’s sponsored by Year of Progress. I’m pretty excited about it! I enjoy when people want to tap into my creative world and explore with me. It’s always a dope process and experience.

Q: What is a long term goal with your career? 

A: Make a living off of my work and being in a place where I can help and support others 

with their own dreams. 

Q: What do you like about A.L.I.E.N Entertainment?

A: They are always hustling and making sure they are having fun. 

Q: What is your favorite color?

A: Purple 

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