I hope you enjoy my interview with Adrian Beuses on Art Wednesday this week. I certainly enjoyed his answers to my questions. His love for creativity shines through his words and I think he needs to put this quote, “Learn with your mind, speak your heart.” on a T-shirt. I just love it! -Lillian
1. Tell us about the moment you realized you were an artist.
Funny enough, I think I realized I was becoming an artist when I started playing music. I believe every creative introvert from the moment they are born always find a way to express themselves. I did everything! Making games, filming & photography, creating board games, you name it. It wasn’t until I started playing shows with my band that I noticed how that expression was being bounced back to me, and that is when I felt it. The need to create posters and art for our band quickly became a hidden pleasure, and here I am, I never broke the habit.
2. What projects are you working on now?
I am planning on creating posters for each zodiac sign. It has been in my mind for a long time. The medium and how I do it is still a secret,…(because I am still thinking about it)
3. Does you work have a theme? Are you exploring a particular topic or subject?
No theme nor topic. The more freedom I have to create something that speaks to me, in that moment, is what I am trying to explore. My mind is in a million places at once, and I believe I shine brighter rather than trying to force an idea to last longer than it needs to.
4. What type of art/ or artist do you most identify with?
I usually find myself going back to Massimo Vignelli, Aaron Draplin, or Debbie Millman. All completely different personalities, but a complete dedication to what they believe and it shows in their craft. I can identify my art as Bauhaus inspired with a hint of psychedelia.
5. What inspires you?
Music and film, either together or separately, but I love them both with a passion. It may seem weird, but trying to visualize in a graphic manner the meaning behind sound or moving images is quite exciting.
6. What advice would you give to someone who wants to become an artist? What is the best advice you have received?
If I had to tell little Adrian years ago a piece of good advice to becoming an artist, is the secret to unleashing creativity. All the information, classes, and knowledge only goes so far, but it is only part of your art. Once you have all your resources and are ready to create, put it all under a mantle, when the moment of truth comes your intuition will speak for you. Learn with your mind, speak your heart.
7. What is your dream project?
To create a print for my favorite artist at the moment, not a huge dream but hey how great would that be!
8. What medium do you like to work in most?
Collage, watercolors, and digital. All are fantastic, and they always help me put across what I am trying to create that moment.
9. Is there an art supply you couldn’t live without?
If you are a designer or aspiring designer, please be aware that you will have an unhealthy relationship to your X-Acto knife. Respect the X-Acto, love the X-Acto.
10. Why do you make art?
There are a lot of things you can do in your life, but none of them give you enough fulfillment like seeing your thoughts become a reality. Creating art, is a sign of life, is my way of seeing I am grateful for being where I am today.
11. What impact do you want your art to make on the world?
I don’t expect a generation to be impacted by me, at my tender age of 24 I am just taking it a step at a time. Be humble, because we are all taking the same road in many different ways, the only mark I hope to leave behind is clear to me now . Because I am lucky enough to do it in the first place, and so can you.
Adrian Beuses is a dork enthusiast with a love of Art Prints and creating them. Originally from a peninsula of Venezuela, to living in a peninsula in the United States. 24 Years old and getting younger, I focus my artwork to showcase the beautiful to creepy, the modern to psychedelic, while trying to see where my curiosity leads me.