It’s time to meet another artist!!Today I am taking it back to Houston TX and want to share with you guys Sam Leger’s work.As we were both at the Dope art show audition (shameless plug yall come out and check it out on Sunday! will both be there!!!), we got to talking and me being me, and a habitual facebook artist stalker, I asked him if I could interview him and here we are!
1. WHERE ARE YOU FROM?
Miami born, but Houston raised
2. WHEN DID YOU START CREATING?
I’ve been drawing for as long as I can remember. When I was 4, I remember having competitions with my brothers to see who could draw the best ninja turtle.
3. SELF THOUGHT OR ART SCHOOL?
Both, as stated before, I have been drawing since I was 4 but I took the opportunity to go to art school for 3D animation. It definitely helped me to grow, however, if I was diligent enough on my own I could have saved myself from unnecessary student loans.
4. HOW WOULD YOU CLASSIFY YOUR WORK?
I would classify my work as a mixture of fine art and graffiti.
5. HAS YOUR STYLE CHANGED OVER TIME?
Definitely! And I still have much further to go. I’ve gotten better with proportions and depth. Also I’ve learned how powerful the use of negative space can be.
6. DRAWING OR PAINTING?WHICH ONE IS YOUR FAVOURITE?
As much as I love to paint, drawing will always be my first love. Supplies are endless and there’s never any limitations with drawing, other than the limitations of my imagination (and there are none lol)
7. DO YOU HAVE ANY ARTISTS YOU LOOK UP TO, OR THAT YOU WOULD HAVE LIKED TO COLLABORATE WITH (PAST OR PRESENT)?
Absolutely. Presently, I’m a big fan of Jon Moody, Justin Bua, Paper Frank, Marcus “the visual” Williams, Chevelin Pierre, definitely Mshindo Kuumba. I’d be honored to work with any of them. Artist of the past only moves me soo much given that a lot of “well known artists” such as Van Gogh got their influence/ entire style from Africa and what was considered “Dark Arts” at the time. But none the less, Rembrandt and DaVinci are worth mentioning.
8. WHERE DO YOU SEE YOUR WORK TAKING YOU?
I see myself having my own art shows soon and eventually having my own animation/ production studio.
9. PROUDEST ART ACHIEVEMENT?
Without a doubt, my proudest art moment thus far was being blessed by the Queen, Erykah Badu, when she purchased my first major painting as an artist. I was thinking that I had so far to go before something like that would happen, given that I only started taking painting seriously in March of last year.
10. ANY ADVICE FOR YOUNG ARTISTS TRYING TO LEAVE THEIR MARK?
My advice to young artists is to simply be diligent, create something every day, and never be afraid of a canvas and what you can do with it, they were literally made to bring your creations to life.
Ciao for now,