21 Under 31: Young Artists to Watch in 2013 | Brock Alius

Brock Alius, Olivia, charcoal/chalk, 19 x 22.

Brock Alius, Olivia, charcoal/chalk, 19 x 22.

Utah

Art Education: I’m in my fourth year at the Center for Academic Study and Naturalist Painting in Springville, UT.

Style: Naturalism.

Creative Spark: Studying favorite masterworks.

Second-Choice Career: Second to painting, I would want to be a stand-up comedian or comedic actor/writer for a show like Seinfeld, Family Guy, or Arrested Development.

Other Passions: Skateboarding, ice hockey, and guitar.
One Thing Most People Don’t Know About You: I am an excellent ice-skater.

Best Advice Received: Make the sacrifices to get a proper education.

Brock Alius, Still Life, oil, 18 x 18.

Brock Alius, Still Life, oil, 18 x 18.

Biggest Fear: That I will contract an illness or disability that will prevent me from painting.

Pet Peeve: Dirty brushes and dull charcoal.

Quirkiest Trait: I love to make jokes, so I will try to fit one into every situation.

Mantra or Motto You Live By: See the whole, not the parts.

Favorite Studio Music: Classic rock (Led Zeppelin and the Beatles) and rap/hip hop (Jay-Z, Eminem, and Biggie Smalls).

Favorite Work by Another Artist: THE GOOD SAMARITAN by Aimé Morot. THE GOOD SAMARITAN has everything I desire for my own work: a compelling narrative, beautiful light and believable space, and unbelievable handling and draftsmanship.

Future Goal: To make a living as an artist.

Price Range: $250 to $2,000.

Representation: Haynes Galleries, Nashville, TN, and Thomaston, ME; brockaliusart.blogspot.com.

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