Happy New Year and thank you for showing love to Swaggerless and strugglin’ artists everywhere during our first year. Thanks to your support, 2014 has brought over 11 thousand visitors from 87 countries, and featured articles and bios from a ton of talented artists, musicians, photographers, painters, directors, and everything in between– it’s been one hell of a year. Here are our TOP 5 MOST SWAGGERLESS ARTISTS of 2014.
This Swaggerless bunch had the most hits on Swaggerless.org in 2014. Congrats! You can now give yourselves a pat on the back.
Argentine artist, Ignacio Rivas, shares his “collage arte” with us all the way from Buenos Aires; traveling thousands of miles (or kilometers), minus the jet lag– it was well worth the “cyberspace” trip. Enjoy!
Hi! Mi name is Ignacio Rivas. Im a visual artist from Argentina, Buenos Aires and I want to share my collage arte with you.
Ignacio Rivas defines himself as an “Artist by accident”. He was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1989. His work is varied, and now he is working with manual and digital Collage.
Christian Jackson is a storyteller.
He honed his skills working in advertising where he wrote TV commercials and copy for other media before realizing his passion for film. Now he writes films, commercials, short stories, books, and captions for his Instagram photos all while directing commercials and playful films that will bring a little smile to your face.
Just a little one.
For more story time with Christian Jackson, visit his portfolio and follow him on Instagram.
Special thanks to Christian for sharing.
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My life has always been unstable; I have lived with different people in over ten different homes, studied in more than ten different schools, and worked in a variety of places.
I struggle to find comfort and balance while feeling alone and misunderstood.
I envy stability, but I see ignorance in those who remain stagnant.
I’ve never worked well with schedules and plans, and I don’t strategize with my art. I use my impulsiveness as inspiration; my choices are made in the moment, often without a conscious thought.
I make deliberate decisions after my intuitive ones. Like dancing, I let my body do the work, moving without thinking.
My curiosity drives my impetuousness-a need to face the unknown rather than hide from it.
I always felt the necessity to push boundaries, break rules, and I have managed to channel that energy into my art. I am constantly questioning my work and pushing past what is expected.
I see painting as being alive, moving in shapes, textures, and special relationships.
It can be chaotic or calm, stubborn or uncertain, or everything at once.
I view my paintings as accurate depictions of my subjects; expressing emotion and honesty to the places and people I paint.
Seren Moran was born in 1989 in Berkeley, California. In 2011, Seren graduated from San Diego State University's Fine Arts Program, with an emphasis in painting. During her junior year of college, Seren studied abroad in the highly competitive art program at the original Leonardo da Vinci School of Art, L'Accademia di Bella Arte, in Florence Italy, where all classes were taught in Italian.
In 2012, Seren moved to Indaiatuba, Brazil, where she spent 10 months teaching English, learning Portuguese, and painting. There, she painted her Brasil Series which resulted in two exhibitions at a gallery and museum in the State of Sao Paulo. Her current work explores the transition of her returning to the Bay Area.
Today, you’re challenged to do something new. Something out of the box (whatever that may be). Something out of YOUR ordinary. Because what better way to start off the week then with a little turbulence to keep you on your toes. And if things happen to go awry, well– you have the rest of the week to make up for it.