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Today we’d like to introduce you to Johnny Quintanilla.

Johnny, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
My artist name is “Zurdo” I’m a left-handed artist. Was born & raised in the beautiful city of Los Angeles Ca, My parents migrated from the lands of El Salvador. Grew up with a big family. Growing up my family moved alot, so I got to explore & enjoy different neighborhoods & communities in LA some good some a little rougher

We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
I like to focus on everyday life. Living in a big city like LA, there’s so much culture. So Many unique personalities, foods, languages, fashion, art it’s just full of creative people it’s enough to entertain yourself for a lifetime. The city is constantly changing, and I want to feed all the energy it has to give. So I’m very influenced by it. Lately, I been kinda selfish I do art for myself. This year has been a mentality & emotionally tough for me, so art has help me get through challenges & obstacles in life. It keeps me moving forward. It heals me. It makes me feel good. It gives me a purpose. It’s like meditation or going to the gym. Its a getaway a drug, it’s fucking awesome. Once I’m done creating a painting it no longer serves a purpose to me, I have released all emotions & energy into it. I hope my work helps people get through shit the way it helped me.

What do you know now that you wished you had learned earlier?
Art has no rules if you have an idea, do it. Dont be afraid, get out of your comfort zone, be ready to cancel on your loved ones. Dont play it safe fuck what others think dont let people tell u how u should do art or what is art. Nobody knows we are still exploring it forever. But most importantly if u ain’t having fun dont do it.

Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
Instagram I’m mostly active there so you can find out about my upcoming events, projects, new works and a little more about me.

Contact Info:

  • Address: Johnny “Zurdo” Quintanilla
    IG : artbyzurdo
  • Email:
  • Instagram: artbyzurdo

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Johnny Quintanilla

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