We had the good fortune of connecting with Weecho Velasquez and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Weecho, putting aside the decision to work for yourself, what other decisions were critical to your success?
Surrounding myself with hard-working individuals has really helped me focus my energy towards achieving my artistic goals. Seeing my peers work hard has been really motivating and incredibly inspiring.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I work with paint on canvas and on murals. I like to place figures inspired by classical art in front of colorful, geometric backgrounds. I’m very much inspired by graffiti and modern art. I hope that the juxtaposition of modern and classic creates a cool vibe that connects with the viewer and inspires confidence. This style is a pivot from what I had done in the past. It allows me to experiment more with bigger pieces and different mediums. I hope that people check out my work on instagram and they dig what I’m doing. I love the support I get from folks, it really inspires me to try bigger projects and it keeps me experimenting.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My family and friends deserve all the credit. They always inspire me to work harder. On the professional side, I’ve been really motivated by Matt Gondek’s, Clean Break Podcast. It’s really been a good learning tool for taking my artistic practice to the next level.