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  • CURRENT SHOW: Gallery 1, I Used To Be Happy by Ezra Brown

    Better Luck Next Time by Ezra Brown

    CURRENT SHOW: Gallery 1

    I Used To Be Happy by Ezra Brown 1 September - 9 October 2022 StolenSpace Gallery is excited to present ‘I Used to be Happy’, a solo exhibition by the artist Ezra Brown. In this exhibit, Ezra has painted his many experiences, emotions, and...
  • CURRENT SHOW: GALLERY 2, BURIED BENEATH THE SURFACE BY DALEK
    The Death of Privacy by Dalek

    CURRENT SHOW: GALLERY 2

    BURIED BENEATH THE SURFACE BY DALEK 1 September - 9 October 2022 We are proud to welcome back the artist, Dalek, for his second solo show ‘Buried Beneath the Surface’, at StolenSpace Gallery. ‘ Buried Beneath the Surface ’ uses test prints...
  • Ezra Chats: How He Stays Happy!, While Ezra Brown was in London for his show, we sat down with him... Ezra Chats: How He Stays Happy!, While Ezra Brown was in London for his show, we sat down with him... Ezra Chats: How He Stays Happy!, While Ezra Brown was in London for his show, we sat down with him...

    Ezra Chats: How He Stays Happy!

    While Ezra Brown was in London for his show, we sat down with him over a pizza and chatted about the ups and downs of life! Tell us about a bit about yourself and your background.

    I grew up in East Los Angeles and I went to the Academy of Arts in San Francisco to study art.

     

    When did you first discover your interest in art and creativity? Which artists would you say are your key influences?  

    I first found my love for art around the age of 5. The biggest influence in my career was my father. He was always drawing and painting around me and my brothers. So I naturally gravitated towards the arts.

     

    Where do you find inspiration or what motivates you to create? Explain how to be happy!

    The inspiration for all of my art comes from everyday life. I tend to draw from emotions we have all gone through at one point in time in our lives. My motivation comes from the passion and love I have for creativity.

     

    Could you tell us about your artistic process and how you would describe your style?

    My process for creating a piece of art is quite simple, I create what and how I'm feeling. If that doesn't work then I think of a past experience and build from there. The style I draw and paint in is called rubber hose. It's a style that became popular in the 1920's. I've always loved artwork from that era, especially the cartoons.

     

    In your solo show ‘I Used To Be Happy’, you paint a character ‘Happy The Clown’. What's the purpose or goal of portraying this character in your work?

    Happy is a character loosely based on me and my emotions. I'm not good with words

    nor at expressing myself and especially when it comes to my mental health. That's why I felt it was easier to come up with a character to help my cope with my emotions. It was easier for me to paint and draw something than to write it down. I just didn't know it was going to have such a positive impact on people as it did. I've had people from all walks of life message me thanking me for creating artwork that was speaking on what they are going through.

     

    What are your future plans as an artist?

    My plans for the future are to eventually have a larger platform to keep on creating and hopefully work with organizations to help make mental health awareness something everyone feels comfortable talking about. I would also love to continue to show my work overseas and connect with people from all over the world and share the love I have for art.