Conversation with an artist: Mason Svayg

Q: How long have you been making art for?

A: I’ve been making art ever since I was a little kid, but it hasn’t been till recently where my love for art exploded. I never used to take art seriously. I thought it was just a fun activity. But once I got involved in college life, my perspective changed dramatically. Art is a unique language to our eyes; it makes you think, it makes you feel some type of way, and it makes you wonder.

Q: Why do you make art?

A: I make art because it’s a way to express how I’m truly feeling. I feel as if I’m not able to tell others how I’m truly feeling, but if they look at my art, they can see what is truly on my mind.

Q : What is your art about and what mediums do you prefer?

A: My art is about whatever is on my mind at that certain time. I don’t like to enter myprojects with a plan. No plan is the best plan, because then there are no mistakes, only improvement. And same could be said about my preferred medium. I just grab whatever is closest to me and start making marks. But I do love working with sharpies and acrylic paint, it’s the best combo in the art world.

Q: What does art mean to you?

A: Art means everything to me, but so does writing. I’ve incorporated a lot of words into my recent artworks to try and make my art that much more powerful. I want to impact people and I want to make people feel what I feel when viewing my art.

Q: What are your goals as an artist?

A: My goal as an artist is to have fun, but also to leave a mark. I want people to remember me. I would love to leave an impact on people’s lives. And lastly, it would be amazing to connect/collab with my viewers or other artists.

Q: Can you pick one piece and tell me about it?

A:This piece I made roughly a month ago with almost just sharpies. Love was on my mind, and I didn’t know how to react to that feeling. Was it somthin’ or was it maybe nothin’? I knew I was feeling some sort of energy that I enjoyed, but it was still new and unusual. With this piece, I’m trying to convey that love can be confusing and hard, but in the end, it’s a beautiful thing.

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