1. What’s your story? Where are you from?
I’m a storyteller and in truth so is everyone else, so call me LIUCID. Formally called LIUSIR, (pronounced loser) this underdog tale, think Malcolm Gladwell’s David and Goliath, in brevity David is clearly capable of taking on Goliath with his skills, opponents though doubt it because all they see is his size. This story was good and all, but it was one which pitted me against the world, so now I’m striving for clarity and underlying that is connection. I’m a dot connector. LA (insert baby emoji)
2. Tell us about your aesthetic.
Yummy colors or black and white, words, lines, imperfection- the human touch, fun but underlying it, at times slight existential dread.
3. What is your favourite medium and why?
Magic is my favorite medium also known as photoshop
4. What is your artistic process like?
Really standard: research, brainstorm, draft, doodle, scan, computer- I should though implement Elizabeth Gilbert’s lure towards creativity: dress up really nice, put on perfume and seduce creativity, but I haven’t gotten around to that yet, one day.
5. Who and/or what inspires your work?
“Trust what you are attracted to and it’ll take you where you need to go.” Granted without the full context this sounds silly, but this overall notion of trusting the universe. I do believe what we are pulled towards becomes our source of inspiration, and so with that it’s what I follow on twitter, on tumbr, on Instagram. Furthering this idea of, we are what we eat, or rather consume.
6. What role does art play in your life? How does it change the way you view the world?
Art has always been a means of expression, of communicating, of altering perception, of not wanting to be erased- of this means toward quasi immortality in which our physical bodies will never be able to accomplish. Ultimately art makes me aware of the construct of it all, and then of course, questions roll in.
7. Where did you study?
I went to UC Santa Cruz for two years then transferred and graduated from UC San Diego in studio art.
8. Where do you see yourself in five years? Working in an agency?
Currently a junior designer at Ogilvy, so in 5 years I can still see myself in an agency- hopefully not as a junior designer as that would mean I never really grew my skill set, which would also mean if there is no progress, no happiness.
9. What about in ten?
In ten years it’s all up in the air, I could be in an agency, I could be freelancing, I could be an artist, I could be in academia, I could be doing something completely different- who knows!
10. What do you hope to achieve with your art?
Currently in the works of using art to combine with my curiosities, and ideas. As with all art- a means of escaping, you are here physically but mentally you are not- you are exploring the crevices of thoughts, of question, of form.
11. Now, tell us a little more about you as a person: what is your favourite food?
I usually answer this question with I’m not really a food person, I mean I have to eat right to sustain myself/for energy, and also the social aspects associated with a having a meal together…
12. Favourite book?
Power of Now, by Eckhart Tolle. Pretty self evident what the book is about, also love how much truth and wisdom is uttered in the book.
13. Favourite genre of music?
Majestic Casual and TheSoundYouNeed generally curate music to my liking. But also can we talk about James Vincent McMorrow- he sounds like an angel. So, so good.
14. What are your hobbies?
Connecting dots, researching conspiracy theories, reading self help books, podcasting-I have a whole list of podcast-ranging from stories to finance. Trying to figure out this thing called life.
15. If you weren’t an artist, what would you be?
This is a tricky question, because I don’t even call myself an artist anymore- so I’m just going to go with dot connector.