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We got a chance to pick the brain of this months featured artist Emannuel Rivas. His method of using acrylic to create surrealist works is intriguing. Get to know the artist and his process in our Q & A below + make sure to visit his site for more of his works. If you are in Atlanta on the 19TH of December, stop by Revery and meet the artist in person, RSVP here
I am Emmanuel Rivas Aka "NomadicManny" and I'm an Artist!
Well, I was born in Bronx New York, but I moved to Atlanta at a very young age. My parents moved our family all around Georgia, I went to 7 separate Elementary schools, and 4 Middle schools. I never really felt I was from anywhere, that's where "Nomadicmanny" came from. We were constantly moving.
Since I was 7 years old, but I've continued painting since 2012.
I have an unorthodox style of painting, I feel I paint like an oil painter might paint when approaching surrealism, but I try to switch it up as much as possible.
A lot of my work is about things I'm accepting or going through. Most of the time it's just basic life concepts I put into a suitable narrative. Death *not to sounds weird* is intriguing to me ever since I was young. Things that are unknown to me and I have an interest in, I make art about it.
I feel like I've had a lot of the ideas, that I haven't worked on for some years. I wasn't executing these ideas, because I didn't feel secure in my ability to do so. I've grown more as an artist and had lots of practice. It took some time, but evolving is natural if you're constantly creating and learning.
I want to collaborate with a major brand like bape or adidas, stuff like that.
My 10th-grade art teacher Mrs. Boyer pushed me to paint, she used to tell me I had great ideas. What motivates me to keep painting and creating is the fact that I love it and wanna do it for a living. If I'm not working on art I feel like I'm not learning or progressing, It's a big habit now.
New mediums, more fashion, and sculptures.
Life, music, pain, pleasure, Dali, Disney, Frida, many more artist, early 2000s music videos, my friends and family.
I'm having another solo showcase in July possibly, we shall see.
You are stronger than any restraint