It's not just the talent and skills that make an artist, but this also includes dedication, passion, hard work and determination to create art and make a living out of it. Having said that, we found another individual who has everything that takes to be a professional artist. Today, we want you to meet Mr. Mustart, as he represent Jersey City.
He is known for his amazing murals in big cities like New York, New Jersey and even in Melbourne, Australia.Prepare to be inspired and be determined, as this guy cascades his positive energy through his art and his words on this interview.
An Interview With Mr. Mustart
APA: What is the root/birth/foundation of your creativity… how did you get started?
Mr. Mustart: I guess it’s in my DNA, when I was a kid my dad built everything around the house; my mom is an amazing culinary artist.
APA: Who do you admire artistically? Who has influenced your work? Who do you study?
Mr. Mustart: Old Masters are cool, but the living artists are the ones I admire the most, and they are mostly my friends.
APA: What legacy do you want to leave?
Mr. Mustart: My legacy is to leave all blank, dull walls covered in paint.
APA: What do you want people to obtain when they look at your work?
Mr. Mustart: I want people to feel the energy radiating from colors & concepts.
APA: What do you think your purpose is?
Mr. Mustart: My purpose is to create art, see the world, inspire young artists and connect WITH people through art.
APA: What is your workflow? What is your creative process from start to finish?
Mr. Mustart: I don’t plan - I usually go with the flow.
APA: What is your opinion of art in the 21st century?
Mr. Mustart: Art is art and it reflects our time.
APA: What advice would you give to other aspiring artists?
Mr. Mustart: Believe in yourself.
APA: In the next decade what do you wish to accomplish with your creative gifts?
Mr. Mustart: I want to continue traveling the world and expand my understanding of different cultures.
APA: What do you do to keep going when you are not motivated or inspired to create?
Mr. Mustart: I feel like inspiration is always in the air - so it’s hard NOT to be inspired.
APA: What is the most challenging part about being an artist?
Mr. Mustart: The hardest part is to tell my clients that it’s gonna cost much more than what they had in mind for their budget.
APA: What is the best part about creating art?
Mr. Mustart: Having freedom, being flexible and working at your own pace.
APA: What do you wish you knew about the art business before you got started?
Mr. Mustart: I wish I knew that art was a business.
APA: What do you believe is essential in creating a powerful work of art?
Mr. Mustart: You have to be authentic. If you’re working to please someone else, or to make something trendy for likes, you’re doomed. What is essential is invisible to the eye - it’s all in the heart.
APA: If you could hang out with one artist, living or dead, who would that be?
Mr. Mustart: DONDI-a graffiti artist from NY.
APA: What’s one thing that you don’t know that you want to learn?
Mr. Mustart: I don’t know how to fly - but if I can go skydiving or base-jumping in a wingsuit I would.
APA: It’s a random day 10 years ago, what were you creating?
Mr. Mustart: I was working on my senior thesis - always making art, every day.
APA: If you could switch lives with an artist in history for one day, who would it be?
Mr. Mustart: I would never do that to myself.
Follow Mr.Mustart on his social media linked below and also visit his website: www.mrmustart.com