German Lemus, not to be confused with the ethnicity of Germany. Is pronounced like Jermaine but to make it easier, these days he is going by Lemus. A moderate and humble soul, Lemus is an artist of strength and awareness and also an inspiration to his community. Seeker of truth, an infallible finder of life, Lemus has learned that accepting one’s Artistry uplifts the soul and eliminates the weight to oneself. Such an innate understanding of this truth can be the first most valuable virtue we should all be inspired to attain – dedication to one’s own consciousness.
Originated from Honduras, to Miami, Clearwater, Lemus now calls Orlando home. Arriving to the US Lemus struggled with the English language but would soon find a way to figure it all out through Visual Art. Lemus solidifies his foundation to the arts from High School in Miami and gives credit for his work ethic from being enlisted in the Army. Comedic sketches of drill sergeants and superiors evolved into murals, paintings and t-shirt designs. This would replace physical training exercises immediately.
After serving in the military, he became an art tutor in a program called “Soldiers to Scholars” where he fell in love with mentoring children. He later enrolled in community college where he had formal education in multimedia design and visual arts – attaining years of practical art skills in a condensed period of time. In college, he found the artistic style of Impressionism. At this point, Lemus absorbed the confidence he found in the Impressionist movement, combined it with the urban influence of his youth and furthered his technique.
Lemus is also 1 of 7 founding members of The B-Side Artists. “City kids turned young adults, dedicated to appreciating and expressing the beauty found amongst gum-covered sidewalks and sticker-adorned light posts, “said Lemus.
Lemus has currently displayed in several local pop-up galleries throughout Florida as well as in fine art galleries such as City Arts Factory (Orlando, FL) and Artopia (Miami, FL) ‘More than sunshine’ collective and other exhibits throughout Central Florida. Now adding NV Art Bar to the to his list.