It’s not often that I get a chance to probe the brain of an artist. I’m curious about what drives them, what scares them, and why they chose a specific medium to express themselves. Too often we view artists as these aloof individuals that can’t be touched. However, when you do have the chance to meet a REAL artist, you quickly realize that they’re unbelievably human.
Art is so interesting because of its subjectiveness and various forms. It is a medium that allows limitless creativity. In the hands of an artist, an illustration can tell a unique story or capture a moment in someone’s life. There are no rules just free flowing expression, for Cuban artist Yoel Díaz Gálvez his work is an extension of himself.
There is something interesting about the climate of racial injustice and its relationship with technology, specifically cameras. The idea of a post-racial society is a myth and a quick Google search will make this apparent to anyone who took the time to look it up. The hatred isn’t more prevalent, it’s just being recorded. It’s sad to say that it took these atrocities to jolt a nation that had become too desensitized into action.
With the invention of technology, a creator’s intent does not determine how their creation will always be used. Websites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are places of instant gratification, ideal images, and trolls. However, on occasion, social media reminds you of one of its main purposes — connection.
Today social media has given fans and onlookers a snapshot into the lives of their favorite entertainers. Platforms such as Instagram or Twitter are providing a level of accessibility that was not available before the rise of the social media. The public is now privy to aspects of celebrities’ endeavors outside of what they are known for. Social media is a great way to market projects such as films, charities, and music. When utilized correctly these sites provide direct consumer access.