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Gustavo Avalos

"Sin City - Graffiti" - Gustavo Avalos

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Currently incarcerated in Nevada.

"When I draw there is a satisfaction that can’t be beaten with anything else. It lets me escape from the Oceans of Injustice of the prison system. I forget that I’m locked in a cage, like an animal. I forget about my children’s heartaches from missing their father."

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8.5" x 11" | Pen & sharpies on paper

🖋 Artist's bio

Hello, my name is Gustavo Avalos. I’m 35 years young. I reside in Las Vegas, Nevada. I was born in East Los Angeles but raised in Compton, California. As far back as I can remember, I was always interested in drawing, or actually, any type of art. But, when I was about 11 years old my love for art just deepened when I discovered the art of Graffiti. One day, I walked into a skate shop and noticed a Graffiti magazine. I was amazed by all of the different styles, so I bought it and it was at that point that I knew this form of art was going to be a part of my life forever. I practiced day and night. I got really good at it and started drawing on shirts with paint markers and selling them in my high school. Unfortunately, the gangs in Compton got a hold on me like the arms of a deadly octopus. When I was jumped into a gang the older members forbade me from creating graffiti pieces. At that time gangs hated taggers, so I slowly but surely stopped drawing. But, in a turn of events, graffiti has once again claimed my life. I am happy to say that I have left the gang life and have been creating art pieces ever since. I’m not just into graffiti. I love and do all types of lettering, from Old English to calligraphy, to creating custom letters for tattoos. When I draw there is a satisfaction that can’t be beaten with anything else. It lets me escape from the Oceans of Injustice of the prison system. I forget that I’m locked in a cage, like an animal. I forget about my children’s heartaches from missing their father. I may only go to that wonderland for a moment before I have to come back to this cage, but for that brief moment, I am free. So, when you ask me what art means to me I say, another way, another chance...Freedom..

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