Under The Canvas

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Colombian tattoo artist Andres Flu reinvents himself

Colombian tattoo artist and shop owner of Fluink Studio. Andres Flu ambitiously opened up his own business in order to set his own standards and create a space that was…

Colombian tattoo artist and shop owner of Fluink Studio. Andres Flu ambitiously opened up his own business in order to set his own standards and create a space that was important to him and his team.

We were intrigued by his drive to not only be a tattoo artist but also to open up his own shop in Medellin after being fairly new to the industry. He gave us a great interview of the challenges that came with that decision but also how it helped create the environment that is the healthiest and most motivating for him. Enjoy Episode 17!

 


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Artists Kikyz1313 and Rodrigo Cifuentes give us an honest look into being full time artists

 Kikyz1313 and Rodrigo Cifuentes have both been internationally recognized and gain much popularity in their art. Here they give us a honest and insider look to the realities of both…

 Kikyz1313 and Rodrigo Cifuentes have both been internationally recognized and gain much popularity in their art. Here they give us a honest and insider look to the realities of both being full time artists. 

Located North of CDMX Kikyz1313 and Rodrigo Cifuentes reside in Querétaro with their two adorable cats (the black and white one was more interested in us) and both pursue their careers in art. Rodrigo is an oil painter while Kikyz uses various materials such as graphite, pastels and watercolor. Both are incredibly talented in their own that we decided to try something new with their episode and focus on each person individually while also interviewing them together as a couple. They both gave us great insight into the true nature of being full time artists, watch video below! Enjoy!

 

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Interview with oil painter Abraham Jimenez describes his connection to his art and the importance of being a teacher

Oil painter Abraham Jimenez is a perfectionist who is deeply connected to each of his art pieces. In his interview he describes the importance of being an art teacher and…

Oil painter Abraham Jimenez is a perfectionist who is deeply connected to each of his art pieces. In his interview he describes the importance of being an art teacher and passing on knowledge while also giving us insight to how most artists can feel when producing and letting go of their work. 

Neither of us had heard of Abraham Jimenez, but after meeting Horacio (Episode 4),  we became good friends and he pointed us in the direction of several incredible artists in Mexico, one of them, being Abraham. In Xochomilico, just south of the city, we were greeted warmly by his family and friends. We enjoyed getting to know one another and taking the time to look at his incredible work. His most recent work had us floored in the amount of detail and work that went into each piece. His canvases are huge and look like photographs but are instead all oil paintings. Though there was a language barrier, Abraham has a warm and humorous personality and so easy to connect with. What was most special was feeling so close to someone without having to exchange many words. 

 

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Horacio Quiroz prepares for his show “Polarities” and describes the depth of his work

Painter Horacio Quiroz lives in Mexico City. While preparing for his first solo art show “Polarities” at Booth Gallery in New York, he described his thoughts on being a self…

Painter Horacio Quiroz lives in Mexico City. While preparing for his first solo art show “Polarities” at Booth Gallery in New York, he described his thoughts on being a self taught artist and how being more internationally recognized has helped his artwork grow. Not exactly or deliberately painting queer art, he looks back on his past as an inspiration to what he paints today. Horacio specializes in oil painting and continues to grow quickly in popularity and skill. 

We had our hearts set on Horacio Quiroz for some time while we were still putting this project together back in SF. We were thrilled that he was the first artist from Mexico who agreed to be a part of our series and couldn’t be blessed to know him further as a person. At first glance looking at his artwork, the audience is left wondering what sort of mind produces such incredible yet complex work. We decided to focus his episode on how his style was influenced by discovering his sexuality at a young age, and prepping for his first solo show in New York.  Horacio’s deep thoughtful insights about himself was exactly what we were looking for and couldn’t be more thankful to find not only an incredibly talented artist but also one who is humble and willing to share a deeper side to themselves. Enjoy Episode 4!

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Horacio is currently preparing for his first solo art show at Booth Gallery in New York showcasing September 7 – October 20th 2018 please stop by if you’re in the area! 

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Under The Canvas – documenting local artists from around the world

Welcome to Under the Canvas’s website! We’re so incredibly excited to begin this journey and hope you love it as much as we do. Here’s a little insight to our…

Welcome to Under the Canvas’s website! We’re so incredibly excited to begin this journey and hope you love it as much as we do. Here’s a little insight to our goals for this project:

Art is very much a big part of everyone’s life, but thinking about it further it is much more than just a hobby or a job, It is an extension of the words we cannot seem to say, our feelings that we can’t quite grasp, it brings us to life, it moves us, it’s an outlet for our emotions, and we do it because we love it, but also because it helps others understand how we see the world.

B and I are excited to not only explore the beauty of the work that is created, but also the process of what it takes to accomplish such amazing pieces. Our intention is to discover local artists as we backpack around the planet. While the art itself is an incredible piece of work, a lot of the process of how to get to that finished level is also a story worth showcasing.

Here’s a little insight to the the complexities of the mind and how our creators overcome their most challenging self in order to produce such artwork.

From this website you’ll be able to stay up to date with all of our current videos posted from our YouTube Channel and some of our favorite photographs and summary of the process, as well as information on how to contact the artists we feature along with any upcoming projects/events they may have! we hope you enjoy this journey with us! Stay Tuned!

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Brent Benaway paints his first Mural in San Francisco

Brent Benaway is a San Francisco artist who typically struggles with finishing projects and having the confidence to pursue his artwork publicly. Now with the opportunity to travel and interview…

Brent Benaway is a San Francisco artist who typically struggles with finishing projects and having the confidence to pursue his artwork publicly. Now with the opportunity to travel and interview artists from around the world, he gives us insight to his experience painting his first mural and how most artists can get lost inside their heads.

 It’s only fitting that you get to know the man behind the project and really why this vision was so important for him to share with everyone else. As a self taught artist he experienced a lot of trial and error, lots of ups and downs, doubt, questionable experiments, and never-ending thoughts and visions about his work.

It’s always nerve racking being in front of the camera rather than behind it, we figured if we were going to roam the world asking artists to open up about themselves, we should do the same. For his theme we focused on his struggles with finishing his work, as well as painting his first mural here in San Francisco. The process presented itself to be more complex and challenging than he imagined yet helped him gain the confidence that he needed as an artist.

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Brent’s Mural can be found at ‘Sweet Passion Bakery’ located in outer Sunset district in San Francisco, CA.

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