Briefly describe the work you do.
My work is based on images I find inspirational and deconstruct them digitally to give them a new look reflected on oil paintings. They’re based in the way I perceive the world, from the chaos of history of man to the end of life taking it as the beginning of other. I constantly search for the answer of the existencial question of where are we going after we die?
Tell us about your background and how that has had an influence on your work and on you as an artist.
I have always been interested in the graphic work, as a child I used to watch cartoons and try to copy their style. Later, since I belong to a very catholic family, I started going to the church very frequently and look at the painting which sometimes are very raw and violent and that made me be very curious about all the artistical process
The concept of the artist studio has a broad range of meanings in contemporary practice. Artists may spend much of their time in the actual studio, or they may spend very little time in it. Tell us about your individual studio practice and how it differs from or is the same as traditional notions of “being in the studio.”
I am a very lonely person, and when I am in the studio i wake up very early to start working through mornign and afternoon. I tend to behave like a child with a new toy when I start a new painting and work hard in it until that painting is replaced for a new one.
When I’m not painting, I use t spend my time gathering and ordering images that will later be used for my newest paintings.
What roles do you find yourself playing that you may not have envisioned yourself in when you first started making art?
When I first started working I used to paint Without taking things too seriously And after some years of working I find myself giving more importance to the concept behind my work and trying to reach my highest level of quality. This is very exciting to me since I have improved my technique and makes me wonder what kind of things could I be doing in the future.
When do you find is the best time to make art? Do you set aside a specific time everyday or do you have to work whenever time allows?
I don’t really have a spacific hour in the day to start working, but i tend to start whenever I fell the creative impulse to do or destroy. To avoid getting bored of a specific painting, i always starts with two canvases at a time, working in both. The only thing I always need is a good coffee and music.
How has your work changed in the past five years? How is it the same?
My work hasn’t changed drastically since I started drawing doodles. In the very beginning I used t copy other oil painting, but I failed and decided to make an abstraction of those paintings and not take it so seriously so I could have fun with what I do. Later when I discovered other digital tools, a world of possibilities opened to me and could start working in distorted images, collages and layers.
How have people such as family, friends, writers, philosophers, other artists or even pop icons had an impact on the work you do?
Of course I have had a lot of influences: there are plenty of designers and creatives around me. My friends family and girlfriend always encourage me to get better being my best critiques.I always try to write down names of new artists that inspire me or ideas that i get form images, but overall one of my biggest inspirations is Andy Warhol.
Have you ever been pulled in the direction of a pursuit other than being an artist? What are your other interests?
Nowadays I believe that most of the time i spend it working on art, so I dont want to see me doing something else in the future. I would like to try my luck in design, but I will save that for later.
Dinashuy was born in Aguascalientes, México. Self taught artist form an early age is interested in depicting existencial human questions thought paintings. Nowadays interested in being multi-disciplined though design and sculpture.
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