Today we’d like to introduce you to Jefrain Gallipoli.
Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
I grew up in Venezuela, right by the Caribbean sea, and early in my life, I started exploring its colors. Since I was young, I dreamt at that time that I will be making the characters that appeared in all the TV shows I used to watch. I had the privilege of counting with really supportive parents that enrolled me in every single art course I asked them for without hesitation.
I started my journey as an artist in Venezuela when I decided to study illustration for the first time. Right before I finished my studies there, I realized that at that point in my life, I was still not ready to become a professional artist and that I could not find my way through the industry I wanted if I stayed in my beloved country. That is when I decided that my best option would be to transfer my studies abroad. I arrived in Savannah, GA, in January 2015 to attend SCAD, where I finished my BFA whit honors. Right before my graduation, I decided to buy a ticket with no return to Los Angeles that was scheduled for two days after my commencement ceremony 2018. I had no job offers or anything like that, but I did it anyway, and I have been here ever since.
Please tell us about your art.
My passion is character design. It has always been as I mentioned before. I used to dream about creating characters for TV, movies, and videogames that young people can connect with them. I strive for beauty in my art. showcase the beauty of every human been, no matter color, shape, or belief. Every single person is beautiful in a unique way. I want people to see my characters and feel a connection or identify themselves with them. I am also passionate about color. Color is the best way to express my self. If you see any of my pieces, you can kind of feel the type of mood I was at that time just by looking at the colors and atmosphere of my pieces. so, somehow I always put a little bit of my self in every artwork
As an artist, how do you define success and what quality or characteristic do you feel is essential to success as an artist?
Confidence. Being a young starting artist is not easy, especially when you see how many other incredible artists are out there. But people need to know that every single artist started the same way and also felt intimidated by others the same way. It’s up to them to keep practicing and embrace how good your art is and try to never compare with anybody.
How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
You can find my work on Instagram @jefraingg, Behance: Jefrain, Website: jefraingallipoli.com.
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