08 Dec Meet The Artist: Ize
Bio: I go by the name Ize, pronounced as eyes. The reason I chose that name was because I see art as a very visual subject. We use our eyes to see and in vision things. It made the perfect fit for my name. The circle around my name imitates the shape of an eye. Ize is also a suffix meaning to create; I use my ideas, thoughts, and hands to create art. I was born in Mexico but I have lived most of my life in Phoenix, Arizona. Art has always been a huge part of my life. Ever since I was a kid I was always busy drawing or painting. I didn’t care much for other subjects unless some form of music, fashion, and film were intertwined with it. Art was the only thing that fed my soul it’s happiness that it was missing. I took a few art classes in high school but I was never given the opportunity of being formerly taught. I have been seriously painting for a little over 12 years now. I learned to draw with charcoal, paint with acrylic, watercolors, oils, pastels, and spray paint. As my medium I mainly work with spray paint and acrylics now. My paintings are a mixture of politics, celebrity’s, models, fashion, movies, music or anything I find interesting. The dots that are consistent throughout my pieces are there to incorporate the circular shape of the human just like the signature circle around my name. My work is intended for everyone, but I truly want to inspire other people to follow their dreams and feed their soul the happiness it deserves. I was told that there is no future in making art and if so I was unlike to be one that would make it. I strive every day to push myself harder and to one day say that I could do what is passionately love, all while giving back to the art community. I volunteer my free time at the art museum whenever possible.
What drew us to Ize was his graffiti style combined with a pop art feel and exuberant use of color. Stop by to check out Ize’s newest work. Pieces will be on display and available for purchase into the new year. We are also stocked up on FREE STICKERS! Come on by Monday-Saturday any time.