FEATURED ARTIST: Interview with Venezuela Artist, Yabel Guerra

Yabel Guerra

Graphic Designer | 29 | Venezuela

We are honored to have, Yabel Guerra, as our Featured Artist, an amazing artist that creates some very unique pieces of art that we really find intriguing, we know you will love the style as much as we do, make sure to check out his wall for more awesome work and while your there make sure to hit that follow button to support a fellow artist!

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How long have you been an artist? What is your specialty? Where do u find inspiration?
I’ve been drawing since I remember, I started taking this passion more seriously since 2007 where I took my first painting classes, from that moment on I make pieces in a more conscious way. My specialty is works related to painting and unconventional drawing. I get inspiration mainly from people, their thinking and their relationship with the environment and others

Do you have a job in the art industry? If So, what’s one thing you don’t like about it? If no, where would your dream job be?
I work as a graphic designer which is close but not part of the art industry. My dream job would be work in a gallery mixing both plastic art and graphic art and make that a profitable job.

Do you have a favorite Artist?
My favorite artist is Francis Bacon

What is one accomplishment you’ve had in your life? Does not need to be art related.
I won an national art prize in digital art (Venezuela)

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Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 10 years? 20 years?
5 years: working with graphic design and and selling merchandise of my designs, in 10 years: Having my own studio-gallery, sell my art works and organizing art and design exhibitions.

If you could meet and talk to any person in the world, dead or alive, who would it be?
I would love to talk with Salvador Dalí.

How is one way you make money with your art?
Selling illustrations sometimes and working with graphic design

If you could go anywhere in the world where would it be and why?
Japan, It is a fascinating country, with a gigantic and millenarian culture that interests me a lot.

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What is your favorite brand of art supply? Whether it’s a brand of pencils or brand of camera or software
softwares: illustrator, photoshop. art supply: winsor and newton, prismacolors, fabercastell

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Any advice for young artists?
Make sure you get to know all the rules first and then go ahead and try to break them. Never quit practicing and always find something that likes you so much you couldnt stop doing it for the rest of your life

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