EVENTS

UPCOMING

  • TBA

PAST

  • Baton Rouge Gallery Surreal Salon 8 Group Show                  (January 4th 2016)
  • The Cotton Candy Machine Brooklyn Bienniel Group Show (December 12th 2015)
  • Green Point Brooklyn Gallery Group Show                                      (July 2014)

GAIUS CRUZ

Hi,

my name's Gaius (Guy-is), & I'm a Fine Artist, Illustrator, & Muralist.

ARTISTIC GOAL & FOCUS:

My Primary focus is the preservation of memories. Whether they be accurately preserved or skewed by biased embellishment. I'm exploring themes of inner human emotion & self awareness, through memory recollection & manipulation. They say "The past is a foreign country.",  I want to study it as a life long pursuit to both become more self aware & preserve the things I can't let go off. Neil Degrasse Tyson once said "We are forever prisoners locked in the present moment transitioning from our past to our future." My work has become a time machine allowing me to flow freely forward, backwards, & even sometimes frozen in memories that I can't let go off.

MY PROCESS:

I  document profound memories as accurately as possible with photographs and my iPhone's note ap, but sometimes memories like love & heart break contain too much emotion for me to be as accurate I as should. I combine objects, facial characteristics, words, personality traits, architecture, tone, & themes I've photographed or written down in my notes & stylalize them to make an abstract creature &/or scenery. This process to me is me translating the memories into an obscure visual langue. A langue I alone am fluent in. 

MEDIUM:

 

MY STORY: 

At 19 I dropped out of college & quit my retail job. I moved out, into my girlfriends place, her undesirable roommate made that a temporary living situation. And that's when I experienced a taste of homelessness. I previously realized there was a growing uneasy feeling inside me, before not having a steady home. It took me a while before I recognized I was suffering from depression & generalized anxiety disorder.

MY PHILOSOPHY