Edwin Bolta, hailing from the vibrant artistic community of New York, celebrates his Puerto Rican and German heritage by creating a unique fusion of cultures in his art. Bolta's art transcends boundaries, merging Folk, abstract and pop art, expressed through mediums like stop-motion and computer-generated animation, canvas paintings, ceramics, and found objects.Since when do you paint and what are your favorite motives?
I've painted since I was a child. Communication is my favorite motive for creating art.
When you create a new work, how do you proceed? What comes first?
I start off with doodles in my notebook, that follows with small studies on paper (mostly done with oilstick, spray paint, acrylic paint and crayons) and I photograph my favorite portions of the studies bring them over to Adobe Illustrator and start working on the final layout of how I want my final painting on canvas to look like.From what do you get your inspiration?
My motivation comes from knowing one day I will not be able to communicate with others and while I'm still alive I would like to connect to as many people through my art as possible.
Your life without art would be...
… absolute hell, I suffer from anxiety and depression, making art is therapy for me.What is the best art place in your city at the moment?
Elpida Contemporary in Brooklyn NYC.Learn more about the artist: