Homies, Jesús Mariscal Campos

“During this time it is best to create art that will influence others. This is me doing my part creating a representation of the state we find ourselves in. ”

C O N T A C T

SoundCloud: search clemency // essence of life

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Paper

You Said You’d Be Here, But Where Are You?, Adrian Santiago

“Living totally by myself during the lockdown hasn’t been the easiest. From time to time I get hounded by thoughts of what if’s, what could’ve been and what should’ve been in college. These thoughts have kept me company during the last couple months that they seem to start to exist although in an alternate reality. This first concept is part of a series that I have in mind that discusses all of those thoughts and expectations that I have of college. So this second project for my sculpture class was born out of how a lot of people were telling me how I’ll find someone special at school but so far it’s fake news.”

C O N T A C T

IG: @adreezyjones

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Sculpture

Glitch, Eirene Vorhees

“Many pieces of art depict the beauty of nature in its most peaceful and untouched state. This piece synthesizes an unnaturalistic glitch with the natural beauty of wildlife.”

C O N T A C T

IG: https://www.instagram.com/fixated.hearts/

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Markers

Somebody To Love, Adrian Santiago

“Instead of looking at the whole COVID-19 lockdown in a negative way or freaking out about the situation, I took this time to actually reconnect to myself and love myself more by shutting down my instagram for a month which has been taking so much of my daily life. I also have become more productive in making art as I get to maximize my time developing concepts and ideas and actually put in the work into the projects reigniting my passion for art in the process. Point is there are so much things we could do with just ourselves alone and not see this lockdown as something that limits us as a person along with our abilities. So here’s my first project for my sculpture class.”

C O N T A C T

IG: @adreezyjones

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Sculpture

Apparel from Before, Jan Nathan Abestilla

“What looks like a set of clothes is actually a memory from the past. I had just transferred to UCI from IVC, and I wanted to wear something awesome. This outfit was my first impression to the school and to the people I met here. Even though I’m not a painter, I’m a musician, during quarantine I decided to try my hand at it with all the old paint lying around in the house.”

C O N T A C T

Email: jabestil@uci.edu

Phone: (949) 491-5283

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Acrylic on canvas

Filmy Times, Bhumi Tandel

“This scene from the movie Haseena Parkar is one of my favorite depictions of love and happiness. This simple happiness that we find in others is what I hope to have in the future as we all establish our own places within the world. “

C O N T A C T

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/bhumi-tandel

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Pencil

Higher Stream of Consciousness, Eirene Vorhees

“Being in solitude has pushed me to access the higher stream of consciousness where vivd dreams are derived. When there is no limit to the imagination, there is no limit to what fantasies one can create.”

C O N T A C T

IG: https://www.instagram.com/fixated.hearts/

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Markers

Heavy Heart, Eirene Vorhees

“Sometimes the weight of one’s emotions are more than one can bear. This piece visualizes that struggle, and projects some of those emotions into a form of therapeutic art in order to convey understanding of the toll that emotions can have on a body. “

C O N T A C T

IG: https://www.instagram.com/fixated.hearts/

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Ink

Our Inner Void, Aaron Mena

“Before meditation, my thoughts and anxieties would enthrall me. Those feelings of anxiety and sadness don’t define me. They don’t correctly depict me or my life. They’re merely projections created from my own mind, but I feel like I can’t escape these projections. I allow these projections to become my reality. I hold the true power to dictate what I call my reality. At any given moment, you can change your reality. You can do this by realizing the void in you. The void in you is the most basic and divine of your biological necessities. It is the life force that runs through all living creatures. “Every breath is a practice of life.” We can enter this void through meditation to gain an appreciation for our world and create distance from our reality. Utilizing our inner void, we can learn to live in harmony and “be here now”. ”

C O N T A C T

Twitter: @menaai_

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Acrylic

Im (not) Okay, Alejandra Gonzalez

“The fear of the unknown can be unbearable at times, but it’s okay to feel that way. Being uncomfortable is just the process to work towards something great.”

C O N T A C T

IG: https://www.instagram.com/aka.videl/

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Mix Media

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