Name: Gus Colors
Current exhibition:Â Wallace Gallery, Fort Myers FL
Â· Do you make a career out of or hope to make a career out of art, or is it a sideline for you?
Currently, I am working expanding by exploring different mediums and ways to show and promote my art. However, I am not able to make it a “full time” job, but look forward to making it a career in the near future.
Â· What is it about your work that makes it speak to people or to the community at large?
Each piece of GusColors is filled with innocent but mischievious, and playful but rambunctious characters. Like you. Like me. My art enables a fresh point of view to ride through life daily on a magic carpet.
Â· How do you let people know about your work?
I use a variety of online sites for exposure online. I am currently exhibiting at Wallace Gallerly and exploring options at other galleries in South Florida. My work is displayed at the Overtown Youth Center here in Miami in a collection of 6 murals. As well as referrals from clients.
Â· What do you feel inspires you to make art in the particular medium you have chosen?
I choose to work with acrylic on canvas because I like my colors bold and vibrant. I do not get the same effect from using markers or any other medium I have experimented with.
Â· Why Miami?
Miami, with its heat and excess of beautiful colors turned out to be the perfect destination point for me.
Â· Do you have a favorite artist from the past or present?
Growing up I was blown away by Salvador Dali’s work. I also like Vincent Van Gogh, Dale Chihuly, Michael Godard, amongst others.
Â· If someone wanted to get into being an artist, what would be your first suggestion to them?
To an artist or anyone following a dream, my suggestion is to never give up and don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do it.