Who are you and what do you do?
Im Joseph Torres, i’m a student at Academy of Art in San Francisco. My major is New Media.
What inspires you?
The internet is my main source of inspiration.
What themes do you pursue?
I had always drawn comics as a kid then manga later graffiti. I started doing computer works a few years ago. I used to study Fine Art. Where I got a basic understanding of painting and drawing. Got bored with it at school so I moved onto web stuff. The philosophy behind art history is really what inspires me.
When I learn of new artist or see new art(which happens almost hourly), I become ill, happy, sad, complexed, excited, and like I found a new life. I can’t remember having any other dream in life other than becoming an artist. I wake up thinking about it and going to sleep dreaming of it. I don’t know if this is pretentious but I don’t want to be compared to any other artist. I want to create works so confounding that no one get’s it. But I end up actually making things people enjoy. I’m actually just a regular 26 year old, except for my over contemplation of art.
Name some artists you would like to be compared to.
My interest in other artist is always just a passing fancy. I think real art, is not seen, no one has ever seen it. My religion is art.