ZAKARIAH HALL

AGE: 19

BIRTHPLACE: Akron, OH

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Q: What do you like to depict in your artwork the most?

A: I like to depict the things that no one thinks about. The true concept of self and emotions is something I often incorporate in my artwork. Knowing and understanding myself is important to me.

Q: What inspires your art?

A: Everything around me can be inspirational. However, beauty and human beings inspire me the most.

Q: What purpose does art serve for you?

A: It’s a voice for me to express myself. Without art, I don’t think I would be me.

Q: What is your favorite art medium?

A: I like to use oil paint. You can make a painting look more realistic, vibrant and the colors blend easily. My brain is just in tune with using oil paint now that sometimes, I try to use the same techniques I use for oil when I use acrylic paint.

Q: What are some of your future goals?

A: I want to have my own tattoo shop, an art gallery, and a night club. I would also like to start up my own clothing line. I want to have my own alcohol too, with a nice painting design on the bottle.

Q: Does the summertime have any effect on your art?

A: Yes it does, because of the sun. People are outside more, so there’s more to get inspired by in the summertime. The whole vibe is just bright.

Q: Who is your favorite artist? Why?

A: Salvador Dali is my favorite artist. His dreamlike, surreal landscapes always interested me. Most of my artwork includes surreal landscapes and little stick figures in the background. In a Dali painting, there is always more than meets the eye, so I try to include details like that in my artwork too.

Q: What do you want to communicate through your art?

A: I want people to feel something from my art. I want someone to remember something that they forgot a long time ago when they see my work.

Q: Describe your work in 3 words.

A: Surreal. Dreamlike. Esoteric.

Q: Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

A: Hopefully, a successful artist. I want to be happy and not have many worries. I want to be able to paint my dreams for an open minded audience.


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Song: WIZ KHALIFA – Smoke Chambers

Interview by: Khrystian McCalister