We had the good fortune of connecting with Isaiah Flores and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Isaiah, what’s your definition for success?
When it comes to my work, success comes in many forms. How I define success: the process that goes into my art, if there’s a story behind it that I can understand, stepping back and letting my work take hold of me and invoking emotion. Even if my art doesn’t do the desired effect from time to time I dont disregard it, my success was the attempt made. The failed experiment turns into a mental note of a new approach.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
While I still make my way through life and working my way towards comfort, I still come across new obstacles whether it’s a mental block with my art or the every day challenges as a young adult. My goal in life as an artist is to Invoke the viewer’s and bring a sense of vulnerability, story telling, and suggestive themes.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
If I had the chance to plan out a week of fun I would have involved multiple trips to different Museums, personally I would make the Heard Museum, Mesa Museum of Natural history, and the Phoenix Art Museum a mandatory visit. I’d also like to incorporate time to walk around the city to take in the local wall art.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I’d like to thank my Friends, family, and peers. Through their criticism and support I am able to keep my head up and persist this burning passion