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Art & Life with Dallin Moe

Today we’d like to introduce you to Dallin Moe.

Dallin, please kick things off for us by telling us about yourself and your journey so far.
I have been doing art since I could pick up a crayon. Art has always been a large part of who I am. I now strive to make a career out of it and am in the process of getting my BFA.

Can you give our readers some background on your art?
I am continually searching for ways to best represent the importance of the individual in my artwork. I hope to emphasize the unique, often emotional, experiences each person has. I want to remind people of life, put them more in touch with themselves, create a sense of unity among people through art, and/or showcase the beautiful things life has to offer. Contemporary art today is often conceptual, which in itself can be genius and contain wonderful ideas.

However, I have come to find that it is often pointing to the hardships in life, the hopelessness, and can be too intellectual for the average person to dive into. I aspire to go in a different direction even if it means I am unaccepted by the contemporary art world. I hope to create visually inviting work that places value on the viewer rather than loads itself with self-importance. I simply hope people walk away with something a little more after seeing my work.

Think about the world and how YOU can spread goodness for the benefit of all. Just as I make art in this pursuit, what is something unique that you have to offer?

Do you think conditions are generally improving for artists? What more can cities and communities do to improve conditions for artists?
I believe the world has never really been very “easy” for artists. There are a lot of artists and not as much interest in art. It seems mainly up to the artist to find an outlet, group, or place where they are accepted and shown, which isn’t easy. There is no set path for an artist, we don’t have a checklist like a doctor, go to school, apprentice, practice, graduate, and you have a career. Artists can go to school get a BFA or even an MFA and still be forced to take a more commercial job.

LA is a wonderful place for art since there are so many artists and creators here it seems to be more inviting to art. However, this is a huge city and since there are many artists it means there is a lot of competition to become successful. I simply encourage people to pay attention to art that speaks to them, sees art in person and experience it. If you find someone or something you like support them by buying something or spreading the word!

What’s the best way for someone to check out your work and provide support?
People can see my work on Instagram or Behance. I often post my most up to date work on either of those outlets. If anyone wishes to see my art in person I often do local shows around LA or Orange County and announcements for my upcoming shows are posted generally on my Instagram page. I usually sell prints and originals at my shows at a discounted price, but I am also open for individual orders by people direct messaging me.

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Image Credit:
Sierra Mancuso

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