How would you personally describe your style of art?
I like to think that my art style can be described as morbid caricatures. My style has a purpose. I like to depict the unconventional, the abnormal and the ugly as art that can be considered beautiful. My style stems from a fascination with humans beings in all their natural and flawed glory. I find art is often used to beautify and conceal the imperfections of reality, and especially in the social media age, we are predisposed to reject faults, and instead pretend that we are all the ideal projections of ourselves that we display on our Instagram pages. Yet, I really do find that the reality that the world is imperfect and that fact should be embraced in art. There’s beauty in that.
Was there any point in your life where you saw yourself embracing this style, or was it naturally how you started?
Art has deep roots in my family, so I was drawing from a very young age. When I was around 11 or 12, I would fill books upon books with characters that I created, each with a backstory and their own unique life. I would say that when I was about 15 I began to spend more time doodling in my room, and started to realize that the art I was mindlessly sketching were these freaky, dismal, yet intriguing people. That was the point when I began to embrace it. As I evolved and matured as an individual, my style simultaneously became more defined, and I grew to be more assured in my techniques and ideas. It took a while to embrace the dark and unconventional.