Friday, August 26, 2011

Surreal Illustrations- check it out!

haha prettey clever digital work...nice to look at while drinking some coffee, thought id share it with you guys!!!

gotta love behance...

here is the link to more images

Friday, August 19, 2011

Luis Sahagun- My Bio 2011

Born in Guadalajara, Mexico and raised in the urban setting of Chicago Heights, Illinois gave Luis Sahagun the foundation for his art. Being the youngest son with two older female siblings, Luis has always seen himself facing life obstacles on his own. Drawing cartoons and creating imaginative superheroes was his coping mechanism to his childhood problems. His work and process reflects his past experiences and current views of the earth bound fight between Good and Evil (the invisible war).

Luis Graduated from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale with a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a specialization in Industrial design and double minors in Art History and Marketing.

He is currently a studio artist for Union Street Gallery, works as a Gallery Assistant, and is pursuing a Masters in Painting and Mixed Media at Governors State University in University Park, Illinois.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Artist Statement!!!

If you tremble with indignation at every injustice, then you are a comrade of mine-Ernesto Che Guevara.

My artwork takes a critical view of social, political, and cultural issues. Good vs. Evil and an introduction to an invisible war that justifies pain, suffrage and the difficulties of human life. Often time’s humanity faces questions of spirituality, moral beliefs and deities. I attract attention to these issues and tell the stories that I believe should be heard.

I attempt to deliver the stories by marrying academia and street art. Consequently, the artwork then contains historical references with urban materials and processes. I do this in an attempt to attract multiple audiences, especially younger generations that may be drawn by the popularity of street art but have yet to understand the entirety of art- which may be reached through university studies.

While I use a variety of materials and processes in each project my methodology is consistent. I strategically apply a design process. The process begins with an idea, which then is fueled by extensive research. Learning what artwork has been previously constructed allows me to further enhance and develop my artwork.

Currently I am working on assemblages that are composed of burned cardboard, screen prints, spray paint, photographic image transfers, acrylic/oil paint, and found objects.