Gabriel Chavez born 1993
Lives and works from Ventura, CA.
People have always been the subject of my work, and offer me a way of both expressing and relating. I am interested in the ways people express themselves. In the subjects I choose, I like to capture them honestly. The ripeness of human experience settles on the emotions, and we are all dealing with the big things like sadness, love, and a striving towards joy. Creativity captivates me to a large degree, because it entails the progress of ideas, and ultimately the translation of those ideas into the medium of pencil and paper. Since these ideas are constantly changing and expanding, so then does my own work. I like to work in series to establish a particular idea that fascinates me at the moment; however, I do not like to separate the work into separate series, since they all relate, and each one influences the next. Fashion, identity, and metaphysics are some ideas explored behind my works.
2020-present Resident of Working Artists Ventura (WAV)
2016 Lake Tahoe Community College Student Art Exhibition, South Lake Tahoe, CA