Francisco Valle is a Brazilian artists based in Belo Horizonte.
Graduate of both fine arts and advertising communications, Francisco Valle`s work ranges from minimalist graphic illustrations to highly detailed paintings.
Name: Francisco Valle
College: Fine Arts School of Minas gerais.
How would you define yourself as an artist? I try to inspire people to have hope and happiness, thats my mission as an artist.
Why art? How did you get involved with art? It involved me since I was a child, then on College and now a days its possible to live of it with less struggle then some years/decades before.
What art do you most identify with? Skull Art.
What does “being creative” mean to you? It means solving the same problems on a new better way.
What’s the best advice you ever had about how to be more creative? Exercise, work hard.
What are you trying to communicate with your art? Hope, happiness, transformation, triumphing over fear.
What do you see as the strengths of your pieces, visually or conceptually? The message, the colors and the details may be the best parts of it.
What themes do you pursue? Skull Art and Abstract Art
Movie: Untouchable (2011)
Quote: “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” Nelson Mandela
Can we talk a bit about your process at the beginning of a project? How do you conceive of it? How do you build it in your mind before you start? I have to say, my creative process is both intuitive and planned. Some of my arts takes one day, others takes 1 moth of hard work. A variety of techniques are used to achieve the results, such as painting, digital art mixing, photography and drawing.
What Role does the artist have in society? Inspire people to be better.
Do you suffer for your art? Yes, its hard work, sometimes comes with a bit of suffer. People opinions can be hard sometimes too.
What do you think about the art community and market? Its getting better be cause its opening its doors with social media and internet.
What famous artists have influenced you, and how? I realy love and get influenced by Julio Plaza, Beatriz Milhazes, Patrick Bremer and, to go a bit far back in time, I love Picasso and Caravaggio.
What other interests do you have outside of art? Food and movies =)
How would your life change if you were no longer allowed to create art? I would have to find another job, really not good
Define KLASSIK MAGAZINE for the audience? Inspirational and sophisticated!