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Colossill Art Presents: Ambiorix DeLeon

Check out our interview of dope up and coming artist Ambiorix DeLeon hailing from Bronx NY. Someone you should really be on the look out for! Click read more for interview and to view his art work.

1. Tell us a little about yourself? Where you are from?

I’m an artist who lives in Pennsylvania. Born and raised in the Bronx, new York.

2. What is your most important artist tool? Is there something you can’t live without in your studio?

sharpies, always have those in stock. My phone and tablet as well always In the studio.

3. How did you start making art?/Why do you make art?

I’ve always drawn, since as long as I can remember. We’re all born artist, expressing ourselves with pen and paper I just keep going. As well it’s very necessary in our lives to express ourselves. I look back at cavemen and how they would draw in their caves simple things like other people and animals but that was necessary for them the same way with me I have to express ideas the same way cavemen did. Expression is like breathing. Necessary.

4. How old were you when you started?

Young, I’ve always drawn. I must say though in high school, those were my most impresionable days.

5. What inspires you?

Ideas. Human beings hate being in the dark. Our need to know is so fascinating. Curiosity, a sense of meaning. We have to measure everything, we want to measure the universe that’s not a little freakish? Everything produced is measured, we want to define everything. Abstract art gets beat up all the time, they say it’s not art. People literally paint self portraits and bowls of fruit. Why? Because it’s defined, it’s safe, it already exist no matter how you paint it an apple is an apple and banana is a banana. Let’s look at an artist such as Ad Reinhardt and Frank Stella it’s so simple their art, literally nothing and it gets people so angry because it isn’t defined it’s not a tree or an apple, it’s nothing and since human tendency goes towards defining everything wanting to not be in the dark it’s dismissed. That inspires me the idea of human curiosity the need to know. Sorry if I was all over the place. That’s the best way I could possibly say it.

6. Any artist you you look up too?
Sol Lewitt
Ad Reinhardt
Pablo Picasso
Keith Haring
Kazmir Malevich
Frank Stella.
Pretty much any artist who works within minimalism, supremacist, and abstract art.

7. What artwork/Song are you most proud of?

“Untitled” 2012, red and gold. I look at it and I get jealous I will never replicate that ever again. My mind was at a tipping point I think. I’ve yet to produce something like that again.

8. What’s your background?

I only went to high school I don’t have professional job. I am going to go to school for some computer stuff. Technology and art go hand in hand. I’ve done local shows in Pennsylvania.

9. What art do you most identify with?
Minimalism. I love simplicity.

10. Describe a real-life situation that inspired you?

I was with my dad and someone asked him about my art and he said ” I don’t know what it is, but I know something” that always inspires. It’s so honest.

11. What food, drink, song inspires you?

Two slices of pepperoni pizza and a Coke.
I love Rap music, the hustle, the come up its beautiful.

12. What is your dream project?

I had a dream that I was in a desert and I saw a sculpture in the middle of it. I want to make huge sculptures and put them in remote areas. It has a really mysterious aesthetic.

13. Name three artists you’d like to be compared to.

Sol Lewitt
Ad Reinhardt
Keith Haring.

14. Favorite or most inspirational place?

My city, New York city.

15. What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?

Never Stop.

16. Professionally, what’s your goal?

Throughout the years Artist have been dependent on galleries. I hate schmoozing and taking nonsense. I want to sell art in limited quantities. No middle man. Me and the people not me and some art director who only in it to exploit the arts for his own profit. The artist is the artist, the genius why does some art school poser need to be in the mix. I also want to make videos, sell limited t-shirts and build a brand for myself.

17. What wouldn’t you do without?


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