I'm 25 years old, a local artist residing in Ocala, Florida. I have earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts and am interested in multiple forms of creative expression including digital art and design, animation, ceramic works, painting, drawing, and sculpture. Recently, and for the foreseeable future, my main focus has been on 3-dimensional works of art and design both physical and digital. I love to explore different methods of creativity as there is always something useful to learn and can apply those experiences to various aspects of my art and my life.
Critique is very valuable in the development of an artist and their technique, and the competition regards of having the opportunity to participate in the First Friday Art Walk has provided an effective source of feedback from passer-bys and fellow displaying artists. Every moth I present my art I gain insight on what people notice in my work, and what I should refine. I am able to examine the effectiveness of my fellow artists in not only their artwork but their production and presentation. I utilize what I learn bit-by-bit and show improvement each successive month.
When the MAX studios open they will be excellent in development for the artists that will use the space. Being in close proximity to fellow artists working on their pieces and techniques will allow for the direct and indirect learning as to how they solve problems and overcome challenges involved with conceptualizing and finishing their works of art. I remember how valuable the open studios were during my time at UCF to learn and share information and to focus on my craft. Ocala needs spaces like that.
VINNY PEREZ - BFA Graduate University of Central Florida