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Meet Jesua Bones

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jesua Bones.

Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
Let’s see. *puts on glasses* I was discovered on my Instagram art page that I had at the time in 2015. An artist from South Los Angeles, Ms.3, contacted me to throw shows with Cam Creature. They both ran an art gallery called Heart of Art. I would host numerous nights where bands from different places would perform their sets. I was always drunk and inspired every night, meeting some of the most interesting people on earth. Very unique beings from art performances to very experimental music. We were hosting dragqueen shows as well. Eventually, I got into doing more shows in Downtown LA with some dragqueen friends. All while vending art pieces and performing in one night most of the time. Sharing my art got me into meeting more interesting artists along the way. I began singing in public in 2017. I was inspired by friends that made music all the time and I thought, “why don’t I just drop an album?” “Traumathon” was born that September in 2017. I enjoyed creating something so intimate and singing aloud with friends on the same lineup. I continue inspiring myself and others as people inspire me. This cycle cultivates repeatedly and I love to sit and watch it grow sometimes. Sometimes I just need to throw myself in there and express myself a few more times. So basically, I’m in a moshpit of artists and we all really enjoy the music.

Please tell us about your art.
My art comes from a lot of my personal experiences. From my love, sexuality, reality, and surreal dreams. It’s all connected into my every day life. Especially when I get very emotional, it’s art I can turn to and never feel rejected. I rather draw, write a song, or sing sometimes than talk to somebody about how I feel. I make art to make me feel sane. It’s how I cope with my anxiety and depression as well. I can acknowledge these emotions and begin to create from these feelings instead of shutting down and drowning in sorrows. The message is more of a feeling. People love my art most of the time because they connect with a certain emotion that the painting has brought them. Even with music, they may relate to what the lyrics are saying. I love when people share their connection with my art and/or music. I always tell them “this was meant for you”. My art takes care of me first, then it echoes through people’s hearts eventually.

As an artist, how do you define success and what quality or characteristic do you feel is essential to success as an artist?
I feel like a successful artist when my art impacts people. People’s connection to my art, in general, says a lot. It’s relatable to them and I eventually meet more people like myself. Who knows we may even throw a festival together someday. I’m feeling pretty successful lately since joining DJ Sadboy and DJ Baby Uniq throwing a perreo called Noche de Travesuras. I’m working with some of the best people in Los Angeles right now. I feel like I’m in the right place as long as I love doing what I do with some very creative people. A quality you must have as an artist is doing what you love. Express yourself.

How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
People can see my work through my Instagram (@jesuabones.mp3). It’s where I’m always sharing these recorded emotions most of the time. I don’t have a site just yet or anything like that. They can always hit my DMs and be like “oh shit, sell it to me” before someone else buys the piece for now. I throw solo art galleries sometimes. It’s where I get to sell more and meet up with people in a more intimate setting. That way people know, I’m real and not catfishing as well. I’m the real deal here. My music can be found on almost all digital platforms. From Spotify, iTunes, apple music, youtube music, etc. Just type in “Jesua Bones” in the search bar. People can press play or buy my album, singles, or art pieces to support my creations. Even sharing with friends about me is very supportive. Throw me in the chisme or something at me.

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Image Credit:
Alan Mejia (@_absurd on Instagram)

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