Adri is an emerging artist born in San Antonio, TX. He holds three degrees and has recently returned to his first love for visual imagery. “It is not clear to me what sort of effect imagery has on the raw mind, but we are all full of images in some way or another. When I think of the photographs I have taken over the years, it takes me to personal moments in my life. Moments of triumph and emotion. Someone else is always related to the picture. We are never alone, and I have found that when two or multiple people come together to make something temporarily new they are being interlocked forever. I hope somehow that interaction leads to a more loving place in one way or another.” He is a D’Arpino essay contest winner, and has presented his work at the Doug Adams Gallery in Berkeley, California, Centro Cultural de la Raza in San Diego, California, Brick and 1906 South Flores Art Complex in San Antonio, Texas. He looks to have more shows and help others open a new lens into their own life by opening his.

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My work is informed by the experiences I’ve had with God, my family, my friends, teachers and perfect strangers. I’ve concluded the greatest artist to be Divinity. And so all my work leads in that direction even when it seems it doesn’t. Thus, my work pays homage to the greatest artist, and those beneath him that have also shaped my mind and vision. Namely, Frida Kahlo, Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, David LaChapelle, Stanley Kubrick, David Hockney, Pablo Neruda, Shakespeare, Vivian Maier, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Lee and I could go on and on. While many of our lives intersect we are all trying to get to a more loving place both for our own sake and for those around us. My work is about that journey.  

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