Instagram: @arieldavi.s
Website: www.arielrdavis.com

 

1. What’s your story? Where are you from?

I grew up in the suburbs of south Jersey, close to Philadelphia. I moved to Brooklyn in 2012 to go to Pratt, where I graduated in 2016.

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2. Tell us about your aesthetic.

Soft pencil sci-fi/observational drawings, that move sometimes.

3. What is your favourite medium and why?

I use a lot of colored pencil mostly because itโ€™s easy to use and I like the way it looks.

4. What is your artistic process like?

I usually draw a lot while coming up with concepts for assignments, like visual brainstorming. My personal work comes about from drawing in my sketchbook. I also really enjoy experimenting and trying new mediums or processes if Iโ€™m feeling too bored with one way of working.

5. Who and/or what inspires your work?

My immediate surroundings are pretty influential to me. Iโ€™m also influenced by space age aesthetics, Magritte, Matisse and most of fauvist painting, psychedelic art, and my record collection. I also take a lot of photos on my phone of interesting compositions or moments I see while Iโ€™m out and reference them for art making later.

6. What role does art play in your life? How does it change the way you view the world?

I feel able to connect with a lot of people through art and thatโ€™s pretty special.

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7. Where did you study?

Pratt Institute. Art school isnโ€™t perfect but overall I had a good experience.

8. Where do you see yourself in five years?

Hopefully doing what Iโ€™m doing now, but with bigger projects, and a studio. And vacations.

9. What about in ten?

Iโ€™ll have a dog.

10. What do you hope to achieve with your art?

I hope I can just make people excited or inspired when they see something Iโ€™ve made.

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11. Now, tell us a little more about you as a person: what is your favourite food?

I really love fruit and also trying weird cheeses I see at the grocery store. Eggs cooked in different ways are like 60% of my diet.

12. Favourite book?

I donโ€™t know if I have one favorite. I like fiction by Miranda July and Camus, and also non fiction science and philosophy books.

13. Favourite genre of music?

I listen to oldies and contemporary psychedelic rock stuff.

14. What are your hobbies?

Iโ€™m an amateur collector of records, t-shirts, art books, decorative gourds and plants. I go to a lot of museums. I also just completed an 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle.

15. If you weren’t an artist, what would you be?

More boring than I already am.

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