Passion Rules – AM’s Art, Aesthetic and Inspiration
Philosophy and philanthropy; to be an artist is to give of oneself. Every stroke of paint is a revelation of the artist’s mind and heart and to give candidly of one’s heart and mind is one of the most selfless acts of human nature. Every artist has their own source of inspiration, their own secrets silently spoken in each piece, with each paint stroke serving as a purgation. For AM, every work of art, no matter what surface it emerges from is a platform of self expression in it’s own right, “The most freeing thing about art is that I get to express myself,” she says of being a full time artist, “With my art I get to express myself and say what I what I feel.”
Imagination transpires from ones surroundings and the people who inhabit that world, “I have always been inspired by graffiti art and I’d have to say my biggest influence is Basquiat.” Anyone who is familiar with Jean Michelle Basquiat knows the impact this young Puerto Rican and Haitian artist made on New York’s contemporary art world while under Andy Warhol’s tutelage in the 80′s. And when perusing through AM’s artwork, it’s difficult to dispute that Basquiat’s eccentric and politically infused renderings and tags had an impact on her work. Growing up in New York also had a huge influence on AM, “I think your surroundings have a lot to do with who you are,” she says, “The textures, patters, sounds chaos and order; the towering buildings, parks streets, the graffiti, art, colors, the movement, the hustle and the constant ebb and flow,” she continues, “All of that is a part of me.”
Every artress leads her own quiet and personal revolution; standing up for their beliefs that are represented by the meanderings of a paintbrush. And though they are merely lines both straight and curved, bold and fine, with color splashed in between, each artress owns her unique aesthetic. AM’s is that of change, transformation and the willingness to discover new things, “I am constantly experimenting and spontaneous with my art,” says AM and her art, like her own personal revolution, is transient but still uses her core values as its compass, “I do what feels right in that moment,” she explains, “I try to always be creative and have fun.”
Through the adorned brick and mortar and AM’s vision, her city speaks.