We had the good fortune of connecting with Eccentric Danny and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Eccentric, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
I pursued a career in artistry due to the fact that life itself is art! Finding a way to express and give personal perspective for people to intake through sight on how I view the world, my personal experiences and social issues through a unique approach that makes people appreciate through visual interpretation is amazing. I love that I can exchange and appease people spaces with my works in exchange for some monetary value and thus make a livable wage and a passion to create more. Gaining attention and giving people an experience, rather through a performative show or simple by raising conversation through a work, let’s me know that my creative expression is something that is meaningful to others and I’m making an impact in this world.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Working in corporate America has given me the privilege to learn different methods of how business and consumerism works. I have been able to learn, study and appreciate an amass amount of artists, some that I am honored to know in person, which helps me to sharpen my skills and stay artistically driven while learning from others. Being a professional artist is a journey more so than any type of difficult level in my opinion. It’s a million jobs in one. Seriously, marketing, branding, drafting, sales, sponsoring, content management, scheduling, and public relations! Also, one cannot forget creating the artwork on top. I feel all of these are journeys within the art spectrum of becoming full time and the more an artist grows and learns the more they see the importance and harmonious balance needed within these fields. I’ve learned just having good work is not enough and to always consider what energy do you want your work to exude. I am most excited about my ability to be in tune with energy around me and my own perception of reality through contemporary works. I want people to know that Eccentric Danny is a human being that creates works that dwell in not only social and political issues but art that reflects his inner self as well as would highlight individuals that he saw. I simply love creating works of people in my own artistic expressions to give a time of of relevancy and my perception of others.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
A good day in Detroit could consist of a multitude of things. We have a large catalog of diverse musicians to get you through a nice summer day as well as a nice breezy night. Breakfast spots consist of Clique on Jefferson, the Hudson downtown, and Joe Louis Southern Kitchen in New Center. Belle Aisle is a good bike stroll to catch the sun rise with a grass plane to perform yoga as the waves hit in the blissful distance. Rock Climbing at Dyno, going to some of our fine breweries such as Atwater Brewery and the Eastern Market Brewing Co, then a tour down the eastern Market streets to see the amazing murals created by local and international artists with a stop Vincentes to get some delicious Cuban cuisine and tasty wine. Door dessert there’s a vegan option in midtown called Treat Dreams or one could go to Greektown to visit Astoria for the perfect selection of bakery goods. Getting drinks I would go to The BRAKEMAN, Queens Bar, or The Skip. The businesses, galleries, and events that happen in Detroit are unlike any city I’ve been before personally and I feel attending and getting the fullness of this passionate city will make you fall in love. Social gatherings usually depend on the vibe one likes. Vonnie Pill is usually curating poetry space, there are nightclubs throughout the downtown area, and there are a ton of creatives working in the moon shifts.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would love to shout-out all of the people that aim to see me succeed and flourish to my highest and fullest self. Shoutout to all other creatives that thrive and continue to push the boundaries on what is considered “art” and create as expressively as they can.
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