Meet the Artist: Louis Fraga
Where’d it all start?
It started in the Canary Islands, an archipelago in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, they are from Spain. I grew up in Gran Canaria one of the main Islands. Learning in a fisher town with an old camera from my parents and a handful of local artists, was an interesting way to shoot lifestyle and get used to learning how the light affects the camera.
Favorite piece you’ve created and why?
I paint when I have some free time, there is one piece that makes me feel primitive. Being primitive is a feeling that you have to live with to understand the meaning.
When you connect with nature, a thing, or a person there is nothing that can get rid of this inspiration. Inspiration to me comes from your inside human being. It’s a mix of feelings. Not necessarily a place, person, or anything, it could be an animal or something in your mind.
What advice do you wish you could give your younger self?
That’s a complicated question… Probably if I could give myself any advice I may be a different person. For anyone, it depends on where you live, grows up, family and friends. I could say to myself to follow only my thoughts because at some age everyone has to give you advice on how to live. You should follow your own rules and always taking good things for interesting people. Art is about yourself, to view the world as you want not as everyone sees on the tv or social media.
Favorite photographer or artistic inspiration?
Pablo Picasso, Primitive art, Felix Rodriguez De la Fuente.
Favorite book, TV show, or movie from the past year?
Le Mépris from Jean Luc Godard.
Last meal on earth? (food, setting, people, etc.)
The last couple of months for me is… homemade pizza with tomatoes, Dry Tomatoes, burrata, basil, and olive oil. Sharing with my family in the backyard a cup of Rioja wine. It’s a simple but beautiful moment.