One hobby that I’ve been putting more focus on lately is creating more art. It’s something that I dabbled in here and there in college but never got too serious with until recently. It was a bit of a hidden hobby for me that only a few knew about because I didn’t want my friends thinking I was lame (I was part of a fraternity and a lot of people in it were pretty “bro” and looked down on those kind of things). Now that I’ve grown more after graduating college, I realized that was really stupid to think. Do what you love man. After college I started getting a little more serious with making some more pieces here and there and having fun with it.
Now that we’re in the middle of a pandemic, I wanted to put some more focus in art work and creating pieces that I actually enjoy. I’m no Pablo Picasso, a lot of my art work is contemporary and abstract. But I enjoy creating these pieces and expressing myself with them. I’ve really become a fan of acrylic art and spray painting on a canvas, and hope to also try out different forms of making art on different platforms in the future.
So far my recent pieces have been inspired by the lifestyle that I’ve lived after moving to Chicago. I really loved the night life of the city and having a great time out with amazing friends. I really like to party, and as someone who is young I’ve been making the most of my life here pre-pandemic. My art has reflected that and it’s a happy medium that allows me to reminisce on good times. It also gives more of something to really look forward to when this pandemic is over, because you best bet I’ll be the first one out in line at the bars and clubs when this is all over.
Here is a collection of my 3 recent pieces. All of them are on a 36 x 48 canvas.