Perhaps because it is still the beginning of the year (yeah, I know we are in week 3. Sue me.) or because of today's official opening ceremony to the Soft Apocalypse ©, today seems as good a day as any to launch this little diddy.
Oh, but you probably don't know me. And if you do, you are probably wondering why you should continue reading. Fair.
This is Kevin Alcantar's first blog post. Hello, dat me!
I draw, I paint, I drag my mouse across computer screens, and occasionally, I take photographs. A true child of the post-80's excess comedown, I have strong fixations (read: opinions) on dreams, religion, art, politics, film, space, fashion, music and modern furniture (we can all appreciate a nice Hans Wegner Shell Chair, right?). They tend to, more or less, inform just about everything I say, do, and create.
I live in Los Angeles where I am constantly reminded that you are either poor or a silicone semi-android with drawn on Eugene Levy eyebrows that makes a living, “like, as a social media influencer.” That's probably an exaggeration.
As for why, consider this an invitation then and hopefully we can find a why together.
And if not, fuck it. Maybe I'll help you discover some new art or learn to like a new chair (Like the Wegner Shell Chair!) or convince you to finally check out the modern film masterpiece, and personal favorite, Children of Men after I mention it every other sentence.
All of that is just a long winded way of me saying hello world! I am excited to share my art and endless opinions (I have many of them) with you.
Here is a work in progress photo of my painting "La Vida Onirica" as a preview but mainly as a way to shame myself into finally finishing it.