Collective Solid: Darwin Arevalo

Darwin received his BFA in Painting from the Kansas City Art Institute. During his time in Kansas City, viagra buy he participated in community based non-profit for inner city youths and programs as an art educator, unhealthy  lead artist, and lead muralist while also showing in local galleries. He hopes, through his work, to engage with the local community on the street level and to contribute to the development of a progressive and innovative artistic environment in Houston. The result of his artistic experimentation is rooted in processes that exploit the unpredictable intersections of materiality and form, as each of his artworks is in the first place, a reaction to itself.

“Mountain” by Darwin Arevalo

1. What do you do to bring art to the surrounding community?

I would hope [to bring] a feeling of belonging and self awareness; a shared experience.

2. How did you first get into art?

In the beginning…I think it was just my intent to materialize images from story telling.

3. How has your talent evolved since you began?

I try not to define or stop the direction of the an instinctual vision.

4. What type of art/artist do you most identify with?

Photographers and sculptors, those who embrace material and narrative.

5. What is your biggest dream as an artist?

 I was always fascinated by videos of Picasso drawing and his decisive, [intended] marks and movement. I would like to have that sense of intent.

6. What is your favorite thing to do besides art?

Explore, be outside, take in the landscape. Voyeurism.

7. What was your inspiration for your part of the Collective Solid?\n\n Manifesting our relationships as creatives.  

8. What is the most memorable thing someone has said to you about your work?

I had a professor who was not my instructor, Carl Kurtz,compliment a sculpture piece of mine by saying how balanced and Zen it was. That has always stuck with me.

9. How do you think people should try to find art in their daily lives?\n\nArt is everywhere, you just need to find the intent.

10. Do you have any advice for aspiring artists?

If you are not creating you are not an artist.

Collective Solid: Darwin Arevalo