Abstract, collage artist Osiris Azar talks creative process and how he started his unique style of fine art. Raised by a single mom with 3 sisters, Osiris joined the USMC allowing him time to find his voice.
Who or what inspires you? I started making collages before I picked up a camera. I took a photography class just to use as a spark plug and one of the photographers we were authorized to report on was ‘Frederick Sommer’. His subject matter wasn’t even close to my aesthetic but all I needed to see was “collage” in the description and there was no stopping me to continue making my art as dope as possible until I couldn’t be overlooked.
What’s your creative process? Once the subject is chosen. I go thru dozens, at least 100 magazines a page at a time selecting and removing subject matter. I cut out everything by hand, design the layout by hand. Then I take a picture and begin the post-production fine tuning until I feel like it’s ready.
How long does it take to produce one art piece? 1 – 4 weeks.
Where did you grow up? Benton Harbor, MI
Tell us a little about your upbringing? Raised by mom. Only boy. Three sisters. Started in performing arts schools, but was pulled out in 4th grade. Everyone around me tried to get me to buy into academia. Joined the USMC to buy me some time to figure out things. Didn’t have to fight in the war (ain’t God good). Used my whole GI Bill trying to find my calling.
How long have you been creating your art? 6 years
Finish this sentence: I would call my creative expression _____________. (Abstract)
Dream client you would love to create a custom piece for? Donald Glover.
When you’re not creating, what do you do in your spare time? Create memes or TV. I’m addicted to both.
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Favorite junk food(s): Fruit & Sour Punch Straws. Respectively.
Any shoutouts? H.O.D. C.E.O. Feminism.
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