We had the good fortune of connecting with JoJo Bros and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi JoJo, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
Well from a young adolescence, my brother and I were introduced to the arts through Michelangelo Van Gogh, Monet, and others like them. Soon after our parents saw that we had a deep interest by the many sketches and paintings we started making, so they put us in a local painter’s Art class that she did out of her home for a limited amount of students. There we learned the basics for several years and pushed our skills to the next level. In our teens we had the pleasure of working with Interior designers and artisans from Florence Italy on the Philharmonic House of Design in Laguna Beach for 2 consecutive years. Then around our late teens early 20’s we got to the point where we felt we could actually make a living and a career being professional fine artists based off the clients we were gaining off the small shows and events we were doing. So our thought was hey, we are brothers who love art, with different styles, let’s team up by blending the two and create an experience that hasn’t been really explored to farthest reaches. Well just over a decade later, and we have sold art to several Celebrities such as Mel Gibson and Alice Cooper, work on display at the Laguna Museum of Art and clients spanning the globe. We feel truly blessed.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Two brothers working in harmony with each other would be the first thing that sets us apart from the others. Aside from that, we like our work to speak for its self. Our job is to make it the best it can be, your job is to interpret it. We feel that if one has to explain their work too much, then it’s not doing what we intended it to do for the viewer. Make up your own perception, let it move you in unique individual ways. The mystery is what we want to keep alive.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
We love museums so the Getty Villa and Museum are great places to enjoy the sites and have a tasty bite to eat. Night life at Chateau Marmont is always a treat. If it was a weekend trip, a surf session would have to happen at Malibu and chill on the beach.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
It’s been a long, daunting but rewarding journey that would have to include Jesus Christ, our late father and our Mother who is still with us. They both believed in and gave us the freedom to live our dreams. Besides our parents… friends and fellow master artist’s Peter Ott, Enzo Selvaggi and Jeffrey Turnbull were all very influential.

Website: jojobros.com

Instagram: @jojobrosart

Image Credits
JoJo Bros and Oceana

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