Creator Wave Vol 25: David Aguilar
Creator Wave: Humans are vessels gifted with the ability to translate cosmic energies in order to express it creatively. Every creative expression has been motivated by some kind of inner voice. Creator Wave is designed to highlight the artistic momentum exerted by the human soul. Showcasing visual art from all types of artists – from the recognized and established to the relatively obscure.
Creator Wave Vol 25: David Aguilar
In March of 1988, David Aguilar was nearly born with a black Pentel in his hand. Since he had the dexterity to pinch his index finger and thumb together, Aguilar has been drawing. After arriving home from seeing each new Disney movie, there ensued a two-week stretch of recreating characters both on paper and out of Legos. However, David grew tired of simply recreating characters from movies, and began designing and telling the stories of many of his own superheroes and villains, oftentimes living out their adventures himself in his family’s spacious San Bernardino backyard.
A logical step was to begin capturing his characters’ exploits on film, and so Aguilar and his cousin, Paul Gregory, resurrected his father’s archaic 8mm camera. David and Paul enjoyed a mutually creative relationship, and filled many family gatherings with incredible laughter at their VHS creations. With established photo-realistic airbrush painter, Kevin Aguilar as his father, and the supportive and business-savvy, Claudia Hill as his mother, David and his older sister, Marisa, enjoyed plenty of encouragement to pursue their young artistic endeavors.
After growing up in Redlands, CA, Aguilar attended USC in Los Angeles where he studied psychology, fine arts, and film production, receiving the Renaissance Scholar award upon graduation in May of 2010. Upon arriving at USC, David joined the Trojan Marching Band, where he led the USC Drumline as Section Leader his senior year, gaining invaluable friendships and incredible experiences along the way. David’s early artistic and constructive tendencies are easily seen in his abstract mixed-media cutout paintings. While in an Abnormal Psychology lecture at USC, David drew an organic shape filled with geometric patterns. Instantly, he knew what was to become of this sketch, but he didn’t realize that the principles behind this piece would define his artwork for the next three years.
“I grew tired of filling in a background for the subject of my paintings, and thus cut it out completely and literally. I see my shaped paintings as being complete entities within themselves, without any ‘filler,’ ” Aguilar stated in an interview with the Press Enterprise “Since I design, cut, prime, and paint my works, much like a sculptor, I control every aspect of what I give the viewer; every inch I want them to see, and nothing more.”
Today, David lives in Redlands, CA happily reunited with, and dating his elementary school crush, Brittany. Aguilar is currently a freelance film editor and when he is lucky enough, paints for commission. “I hope to keep pushing my art, both in terms of style, construction, size, and media. I’d love to move more into functional art, and currently have begun production on incense burners and multi-functioning lava lamps.”
Some of David’s influences include Native American art, astrology, electronics, and the comic book superheroes he dreamt he’d one day become.
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