Today we’d like to introduce you to Loren Fizer.
Loren, please kick things off for us by telling us about yourself and your journey so far.
As I write this, I have been a California resident for a little over eight months. My heart remains in Houston, but my passion and drive for seeking the unknown and creating my own heroes journey led me here. I can recall growing up always fascinated by details in our human behaviors and analyzing the intricate fabric of our reality. I naturally was able to develop a sense of space and shape which would make me a natural draftsman. Over time I obviously took it more seriously and became a self-taught master of my craft who is still a student at heart. I’ve had many accomplishments and shows in both Houston and California, and I won’t stop the momentum. There’s been many, many, many trials and tribulations in my growth which step out of the realm of art and simply become life lessons on how to react to life and what you must constantly become every day to be prepared for all aspects of this plane. My story is not unique, but my outlook is. I believe if I stay the course my story will unfold into something I would have never expected, but ultimately something I saw in a dream back when my mind was in its purest state.
Can you give our readers some background on your art? What do you do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
This is the hardest question to answer because you now have to put yourself in a box for people to generally understand what you create and why. Sometimes the answer is no reason, and sometimes it’s painfully obvious. I will settle for illustration because it’s so broad. I have experience with graphic design and animation, but I’m definitely at an advanced level and most versatile with my technical drawing skills. My work is both very simple and complex. I like the duality. I don’t know how to express a lot of what I do because I’m a direct reflection of what I create through my experiences and what my five senses gravitate to the most. I want people to create their own ideas of what it means for them or how they see reality. I want to make art that is thought-provoking in a way which has you wondering what could exist outside the realm of your comprehension. This divine meaning is incredible because it allows me to make art of so many varying forms. As long as its captivating, bold, intriguing, structured, and a bit insane, it’s the most powerful form of imagery for the mind and the soul.
What responsibility, if any, do you think artists have to use their art to help alleviate problems faced by others? Has your art been affected by issues you’ve concerned about?
It is not the job of the artist to save the world, but it’s their job to provoke thought which will alter perspectives of everyone in it. This means that there is supposed to be a positive domino effect with great art, great design, and great intention with a message. The positive domino effect is meant to be a subconscious translation through your actions and connections.
I feel international events, and issues don’t directly influence my art. I believe it’s because most of them have to be discussed separately outside of the talent. Its a spiritual and moral issue and depiction of said events may bring awareness but not a solution.
I’ll continue to grow personally and create ways to make art translate into positive action for our world.
What’s the best way for someone to check out your work and provide support?
You can see my portfolio of works over the last few years on lorenfizer.com
From there you can find my Instagram account where I post updates on drawings and other content.
Also on the page, you can find my online store, formsfinearts.com, which is home to art prints, shirts, hats, stickers, and pins.
All Images Are Property of Loren Fizer