Many people travel through life with one goal and that is to find their true purpose on this planet. Everybody has one. Some are lucky to find it and some die never reaching their true potential. The story is usually the same: you get good at something but it never sticks and soon you find yourself starting something new. After a while you become a jack of many trades but a master at none. This too was my story until one day art became by life.
I have been drawing since I was a little kid but because society tells you it's nearly impossible to make a living from art, it was never on my mind to become an artist. 20 years later my art is all over the world. I have a continually growing fan base that is inspired by my art and lifestyle. I draw because it's the reason I was born. I draw because when I do, nothing else exists. I draw because I love to see the expression on people's faces when they see my art for the first time. I see my work as innovative inkblots triggering the right parts of the brain to inspire positive thoughts.
My art is a combination of my emotions, experiences, and God. Often times when I draw and I am in my "zone." I feel like a higher power is using me as a brush. My conscious mind is not part of the process but I believe anyone with a passion to draw can reach this state if they push themselves to strive for more. Create unique art that comes from within and is not a copy of anything else. I strive to not only create a pretty image, but to paint a detailed moving story. Each element has a meaning, each line has a purpose. Blink and you might miss something.
When most people see my art, they almost always assume I must be under the influence of some heavy psychedelics. They are almost always surprised to find out that I have never tried and don't do any kind of drugs. As one of my major artistic influences Salvador Dali once said: "I don't do drugs. I am drugs."
I am very lucky to have found my true calling. God willing, I will draw until the day I die and continue pushing my talent as far as I can to see what’s possible at the very far limit of imagination.
- Daniel Militonian ( Dunkees )
Acrylic on Canvas