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Art & Life with Frandy Suero

Today we’d like to introduce you to Frandy Suero.

Frandy, please kick things off for us by telling us about yourself and your journey so far.
I pride myself in saying that I am a self-taught artist, especially because the things I make are all so well received by my friends and family. I was raised in the Dominican Republic. When I was 8 my family migrated to the states in search of a more fulfilling life and economic stability. Soon after enrolling in the Boston public school system, I started drawing. I loved the style of Comic Book Art, Japanese Manga, and Anime. Especially the clear and detailed line work, and I admired the work ethic it took to create something like that. My artwork is heavily influenced by those styles so I tend to use techniques from all genres.

Can you give our readers some background on your art?
Over the years I developed the ability to illustrate from my imagination. Now I make style-blending artwork by hand drawing, cutting, painting and pasting layers to my work. Everything I make is rich in color, with concepts that challenge societal norms and standards, which only serve to limit our experience. I believe thinking outside the box can give meaning to our lives. My goal is to inspire anyone who sees my art, the same way I was inspired when I laid eyes on my first graphic novel.

In your view, what is the biggest issue artists have to deal with?
The biggest challenge facing artists today is access to spaces where they can create and store their art. Most of us are forced to turn our homes into workspaces and this makes it hard to find a balance between work and our everyday life. Though there are a number of organizations that offer space to artists it is very limited and most times are not readily accessible to us, especially in the inner city. I like the idea of a space where we can all share and collaborate as artists, maybe we can find a way to make it happen in the future.

What’s the best way for someone to check out your work and provide support?
I have a few art shows lined up, one is October 16, 2018, at Club Cafe Boston from 8 pm to 12 pm. On Friday, November 16th at Sowa art market in the Southend I’m hosting the biggest art show in my career. Everyone is encouraged to purchase tickets online. I will be displaying new artwork, accompanied by performance pieces that range from music, poetry, and dance. I am also the recurring host of the monthly running Art Night at Dudley Cafe in the heart of Dudley Square, and the organizer of a number of art parties throughout the Boston area. Anyone looking for a night of art and entertainment can follow me on Instagram or Facebook @FrandySueroArt.

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