We had the good fortune of connecting with Luis Cazares and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Luis, we’d love for you to start things off by telling us something about your industry that we and others not in the industry might be unaware of?
Just how much work goes into the art process. Long nights and creative blocks. It probably isn’t any different from anybody else’s hobbies. You know, once you find that thing you love it becomes easy to get into that flow that keeps you up at night working on your passion. It can feel like a lot to take on especially with the sea of artwork out there, but it all takes time. Find your flow and grind.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I think what sets me apart is my experiences and the absorbing of emotions that appear when I draw/paint. I don’t really feel as if I’ve gotten anywhere, but I’ve had so many awesome experiences through my art. I’ve gotten to show in multiple art shows, I get to be in Voyage. There are so many opportunities I’ve had with my art that even when I want to deny my accomplishments they surround me. It definitely is not easy getting through the huge creative blocks that show up. I end up breaking through the blocks with determination, perseverance, a lot of luck and a plethora of friends that are always willing to help me get through those humps. I’ve learned to manage my time more wisely. Ive managed to better value my time. Ive also just managed to learn the love of the process. I hope to eventually show the world what I see and what I imagine when I’m dozed off in space.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Its HOUSTON! There are so many things to do in and around Houston. Bars, Outdoor activities, restaurants. I would probably first start by taking them to Galveston and just enjoying the day out there. Probably coming back to inside the city to Saint Arnolds brewery. They have really good food and drink. Probably head into the museum district or Montrose for some boozy art walks and thrifting. Who knows maybe even get a tattoo with Gabriel Massey over at Battle Royale tattoos. Finish off the night with a bike ride with the local Midnight Riders. The bike rides are probably the best way to get to know the city. They can be miles long and we usually stop at a local food venue. That to me is a perfect day in Houston. If that friend wanted a workout day instead we could always just run Buffalo Bayou.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
There are so many people that have supported my art and my trajectory. I could go on and on naming each and every one of them. I will say though, Anthony Montelongo from Soho Collective has always given me a space to showcase my art work.
Artist Photograph- Jacqueline Andrade