20 questions to featured artist Cande Aguilar. www.candeart.com
1: Who are you?
2: What is your background?
I grew up as a musician playing the accordion in a Texas regional music genre known as Conjunto music.
3: Where were you born?
Born in Brownsville Texas
4: Explain your work in up to 40 words.
My work is an amalgamation sprung up by characters, colors & street phenomena that is my life immersed in popular border town culture; expressed through multimedia such as painting, image transfer, collage, assemblage, video and music.
5: How has your practice changed over time?
My practice hasn’t changed much other then scale, I recently started making smaller work.
6: Do you have a favourite medium to work in?
My favorite medium is multimedia painting oil, acrylic, fabric paints, spray paint, oil sticks, ink markers, permanent markers, solid markers, with image transfer on panel.
7: Do you pursue any themes?
If so what? I mostly pursue abstraction because its wide open its what makes me feel the most free.
8: What other jobs have you done/do you do other than being an artist?
I briefly worked at a local cemetery watering the grass between the hours of 12:00 & 5:00 am back in 2002, but I always kept my eye on the ball and was able to overcome by believing in my art.
9: What research do you do for your art?
I am constantly looking, I particuly like going through Instagram, there is so much art and imagery from so many cultures.
10: What makes you angry?
I get pissed when i see healthy people parking in spaces reserved for disabled people.
11: What is your favourite colour?
My favorite color is light tan.
12: What is your favourite piece that you have produced?
My favorite piece that I’ve produced is Past the Shock.
13: What music/album are you currently listening to?
Blue & Lonesome by the Rolling Stones.
14: What makes you happy?
I find my happiness in my family.
15: What are your favourite films?
Star Wars and all the Wes Anderson movies
16: Favourite place?
My favorite place is my home.
17: One or more artists you like?
Cy Twombly, Robert Rauschenberg, and Miles Davis
18: What is your favourite word?
My favorite word is CULTURE
19: Professionally what is your goal?
My goal as a professional artist is to make it into the major art collections of the world.
20: What would your dream commission be?
My dream commission is to make a piece for a major museum.