Angelo Esquivel is an artist with works in design, paintings, and photography. Since his first years in the art scene, he has shown an inclination for composition using striking imagery. From then, he started showcasing the photography of urban sceneries using day-by-day images in a different perspective making you have a second thought about that subject. As his style developed, his work evolved, and eventually, photography was replaced with paintings, screenprint, and mixed media with pure pop art influences, allowing him to use lots of color and expression in multiple ways. Angelo's experiences with murals started in 2015 at the Yuba City High School where he designed and guided the painting work in a parking spot; this work was recognized for the high school, featuring it in the 2016 yearbook. After that Angelo started collaborating with Yolo Arts Council where he guided and painted with participants a collaborative piece on three wood panels 5 by 5 ft. each. In 2019 Angelo started at the Davis Food Co-op, where he developed new skills like painting in big spaces where he designed and painted the kid’s corners, and using the brand colors he turned the kid’s corner into a modern and vibrant space. He has also painted blank walls, transforming them into useful information boards. His latest projects are the mural in the wellness counter wall at the Davis Food Co-op, and his upcoming show “Stay Tuned” a mixed media pop art fest, where he combines acrylic paintings and screenprint with recycled materials.
We recently asked Angelo some questions about his inspirations:
Q: Where do you find your creative inspiration?
A: "From my imagination, constantly images and colors pass by my mind."
Q: Why do you do what you do?
A: "Because it is my passion and I c see myself doing other things, I have done it and it doesn't feel good."
Q: What art/artist do you most identify with?
A: "Roy Lichtenstein, Shepard Fairy"
Q: What role does an artist have in society?
A: " To create awareness through emotions about different topics. "
Q: What is your artistic outlook on life?
A: "Continue doing what I love while growing professionally."
Q: What advice would you give your younger self?
A: "Don't be afraid and flow."