This month's featured artist is German Lemus.
German Lemus was born in 1976 in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Although poor, his family paved the way for an artistic lifestyle, by providing culture, music, Bible teachings, and most importantly art. At the age of 12 German’s mother immigrated to Miami, FL. School was especially difficult and lonely the first few years due to the language barrier. It was then that everything silenced and images began to shape and appear on paper. His drawings became adventures influenced by the styles of the early 80s and 90s. His teachers and mentors aware of his gift allowed him to create and expand through painting -- cultivating basic skills such as negative space, composition, design, layout, and color selection.
Upon graduation from high school G. did not have the financial resources to pursue his art education so he enlisted in the U.S. Army where he continued to create murals and portraits. With assistance of the GI bill G. attended Valencia Community College where he fined tuned his skill by allowing the real to become surreal and by twisting personal memories, dreams and experiences into the subject matter of his work. G. Lemus has been actively cultivating his art through other independent art classes.
Now living in Orlando Fl, Lemus seeks to establish a deeper understanding of how his life experiences contribute to his existence and the lives of others through art. For G. art is not just the ability to create an optical image through paint but rather the study of how the images we create affect the senses of individuals. In pursuit of a dream Lemus creates his art with untraditional materials, natural talent, and some formal art training.