Behind-the-Scenes with “Art Works Every Time” artist: Emilio Santoyo

Emilio Satoyo's Studio

Emilio Satoyo's Studio

Emilio Santoyo creates a whimsical world where “tall boy” beer cozies playfully detail delicate, children’s illustrations style giraffes and back-yard bbqs are filled with cut-off short wearing, mustache-wielding heshers. We are so excited to see the works he created specially for the “Art Works Every Time” exhibition, opening just a few days away this Saturday, June 12! Check out his full interview after the jump.

Emilio Santoyo's " For The Record", 2010

Emilio Santoyo's " For The Record", 2010

Describe your aesthetic.

I am inspired by cartoons, junk in back yards, modes of transportation, movies that I watch multiple times, and the joys and events of life. Each project I do becomes a research project in a way and I love that. When it comes to making work, clean, bold, graphic, fun and exciting becomes my aesthetic.

Emilio Santoyo's "Brutal", 2010

Emilio Santoyo's "Brutal", 2010

Describe the works you have in the upcoming “Art Works Every Time” exhibition?

I did all paintings for the “Art Works Every Time” show. They all seem to be my escape from the responsibilities of life. Being an adult can take up a lot of valuable adventure time. Sometimes we get so caught up in getting paid we forget about the things we enjoy to do.  I have been interested in this part of life where the amount of responsibility is at an all time low. A time where everything sounds like a good idea. Whether the idea is to have an awesome make-out session in the back of an abandon house or to break  the distance jumping records on the street, they are all events we want to be apart of.

Emilio Santoyo's "Didn't Know Her Very Well", 2010

Emilio Santoyo's "Didn't Know Her Very Well", 2010

Words of advice for other artists, designers, creatives?

Go outside and stay hungry.

Emilio Santoyo at Disneyland

Emilio Santoyo at Disneyland

Emilio Santoyo's "Fight Cloud", 2009

Emilio Santoyo's "Fight Cloud", 2009

“Art Works Every Time” will open June 12th at Synchronicity Gallery, from 8pm-10pm.

Go here for more details.

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  • Gaby Santoyo

    I’m so proud of my little brother. He is so talented and no matter what he always stays true to himself and his work. He is the most down to earth individual you’ll ever come across in your life time. Love you!