MasterMind 2013 Honorable Mention: Farley Aguilar

Categories: MasterMinds

What artists did you learn from when you taught yourself to draw and paint?
When I was around 18 I read mostly literature and philosophy. Years later, when I started drawing, it was mostly technique for me. I would go outside and draw from nature trying to teach myself perspective and how to deal with space in a two-dimensional way. I would draw my girlfriend, from porn magazines, Victoria's Secret catalogues, copy old masters like Boucher, to learn the proportions of the human body. At that time I did really like Francis Bacon and Egon Schiele; this has changed a bit.

What's your favorite Miami neighborhood?
I have a studio on the outskirts of Little Haiti and I always enjoy the car ride over there. There are always tons of people on the street, all the stores have hand-painted advertising, there is music blaring from stores. I love all the energy, it's great right before going to paint.

2013 Mastermind Award Honorable Mentions:
Kevin Arrow
Pioneer Winter
The Overthrow
The Gutter Film Series
Daniel Reskin
Manny Prieres
Nate Delinois
Reed van Brunschot
Bookleggers Public Library
Ruben Ubiera
I'm Not Gonna Move To LA
Magnus Sigurdarson
Autumn Casey
Andrew "Zig" Leipzig
Brookhart Jonquil
JeanPaul Mallozzi
Kyle Trowbridge

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