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Hugo Medina

Phoenix, AZ

"Never give up!, Never surrender - "¿Rendirme yo? ¡Que se rinda su abuela, carajo!" Colonel Eduardo Abaroa Hidalgo"
Bolivian born artist doing what I can to make my children proud
Wescover creator since 2018

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How do your pieces come to life? Tell us one interesting thing about your creative process?

"Art is born in attention to details, appearing to involve broad strokes, grand schemes, and great planes. But it is the details that stay with us; the collective image that haunts us and becomes art. I begin a painting with an idea, an image or concept, starting with the details and then sit back as the painting comes to life. I’ll start a painting and take it as far as it wants to go. Stopping often and processing the canvas, for hours or days, visualizing all the possibilities. All the different directions or stories it wants to tell. Sometimes it flows naturally, other times I rework the piece till I make that connection."
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What motivates and inspires you?

"My work reflects a study of the working class around the world. Inspired by the reality of everyday struggles that my family endured from our migration into the United States. My portraits focus on capturing humanity, rendering the complex and conflicting feelings of individuals across the social spectrum. I realize these broader connections through the emotions that bind us all to a common human experience... a life pursuing love, dignity and purpose."
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What makes a space special?

"The people"
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