By Neela Ahmed, Skyline Art and Layout Editor
Albino (Al) Gomez is a digital art major who is showcasing his Bachelor of Fine Arts exhibition November 25th through December 6th with a reception on Wednesday, December 4th from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. at the art gallery in the Francois Fine Arts Building at Sul Ross State University.
In an interview, he discusses his work and his studies here at Sul Ross:
Q: Where are you originally from and why did you choose Sul Ross?
A: I am from Fort Hancock, Texas, and the reason I chose to attend Sul Ross was because my mother graduated from here. I enjoy how small of a community it is; it reminds me of my hometown.
Q: Who are your influences and how do you see them inspire your art?
A: Frank Miller and Art Spiegelman are two of my main influences. The detail in line that they are able to convey is what I took from their work that influences my own.
Q: What is your creative process when beginning a new project?
A: When I’m starting a new project, I begin by planning my ideas and sketching them out. I’m a visual person and have to see my ideas in front of me for them to make sense.
Q: What is the basis and ideas behind your senior exhibition?
A: What inspired me most was everyday life and how emotion can define a person. There are also ideas of how much deeper can you dig until you fully get to know a person.
Q: What is your favorite part about the creative process of your art?
A: I enjoy seeing the finished product just as any audience member would.
Q: What story are you trying to convey through your exhibition?
A: The story I’m trying to convey is about everyday life as a college student—how a student deals with work, classwork, financial problems, and personal friendships.