San Antonio Summer Art & Jazz Festival
2015 SAS FEST POSTER ARTIST
Abraham Mojica was born and raised in Guadalajara Mexico and in his teens migrated to the United States of America. Throughout his life, Abraham has been involved in the arts in some form or another. From playing in bands to karate instructor, Abraham has had a multitude of rich experiences which he draws upon when creating his works.
He spent a few years in the circus which allowed Abraham the opportunity to travel and meet people from all over the world. This instilled in him a passion for discovering new horizons, which in time developed into deep artistic talent. Today, Abraham creates his pieces using multiple materials and mediums to create jewelry, accessories, handmade doors, furniture, ceramics, sculpture, paintings and drawings.
Mojica’s artist eye, is a natural sense of form and balance, and unique voice give every piece a soul all its own. Abraham works with collectors both nationally and internationally.
“Sometimes I paint in order to liberate the pent-up emotions from months or days or years ago. Sometimes I paint because I have nothing to say and I just need to paint. Sometimes I have this feeling that something has taken control of my hands and the energy needs to be released with my brush on canvas.
My intention in creating my pieces is not to reinvent the wheel, nor to find immortality. I paint because I love the smell of fresh paint. Because I love the wine and rum that tends to accompany the work hours. Because I love the smell of cigar smoke in my studio. I paint to meet the challenge of reinventing reality in each new work, of having the eyes and faces of my subjects be the ones to observe the viewer. I seek that my brush strokes do not hold fear, that they are free-flowing, allowing the paint and brush run freely on the canvas.