David Flores x When We All Vote 2020
Titled: "V for Victory"
Size: 18" x 30"
Paper: Cold Press Bright Paper
We are proud to share David Flores latest mural design “V for Victory“ as a limited release.
GGA x WWAV
Goldman Global Arts announced a partnership with When We All Vote to creatively amplify the message of voting through art with 13 digital murals across the United States launching on Monday, October 5, 2020. Goldman Global Arts, the creative agency that curates Wynwood Walls in Miami, Florida and the Houston Bowery Wall in New York City has been commissioned by Michelle Obama’s nonpartisan voting organization, When We All Vote to produce an artistic program of original works of U.S. artists using a digital platform to spread the message and inspire participation.
David Flores - @davidfloresart
A couple of sentences about your art piece.
This piece serves as a reminder of the many individuals that are impacted by our right to vote and how it should not be taken lightly. For me, I often think about my ancestors and the various Black Americans that fought for our own justice and equality, and how this same energy can be utilized for the rights of others - in my current and surrounding communities and for those that will come after.
A couple of sentences about what this project means to you
I see this project as an opportunity to remind everyone on how the incredibly simple act of voting can impact so much more than who we elect for the Oval Office - especially with regards to the many marginalized communities in America that are affected by it.
I am a visual artist who creates to praise individual and collective stories through human portraiture. My subject matter centers around “everyday people.” I craft portraits with vibrant colors and contemporary elements that aim to capture the energy and spirit of my subjects’ stories. My inspirations are drawn from the concepts and philosophies of Street Art culture and Illustration - using aerosol, acrylic paint and various graphic design techniques to construct pieces in varying styles, scales and surfaces. I use visual arts to amplify both my surrounding environments and the narratives contained within them.
My visual arts style and identity grew from the wonder and excitement I felt from first seeing murals and illustrations as a child. These works of art influenced me to learn various graphic design and illustrative techniques commonly seen in the comic books, animations and pop culture elements of the 90s and early 2000s. As my peers and the adults in my life worked to support my newly found creative endeavors, I became inspired by their stories and journeys, which brought forth the narrative aspect of my work.
As I grew as an artist, I became more grounded in my understanding of art’s purpose within society. After observing the impact of studio projects, murals and public art over the past few decades, I felt that it was time to embrace the responsibilities and privileges I have as a visual artist. Through my recent projects, I’ve gained an understanding of what it means to truly create for communities and of our human experiences, which has been strengthened through collaborative efforts, personal experience, space and opportunity, and my overarching love for the arts.