There’s something a bit off in Aaron Elvis Jupin’s illustrations and paintings. A mixture of realism, digital art, and abstract work, his style draws inspiration from artistic movements like Surrealism and Pop Art. But he’s also very much inspired by Disney cartoons, as well as macro photographs of bugs and plants. And odd mix, but so is his art.
“I find inspiration everywhere,” admitted Jupin in an interview with Art of Choice. “To be honest everywhere and everything inspires me, nothing is really off limits as long as I feel some kind of personal connection to it. Once something catches my eye I begin looking for it in all different settings.”
And like most creatives, his passion for art sparked early on. “I always remember drawing when I was a kid with my cousins,” said Jupin. “My dad is a photographer and my uncle is an animator/painter but watching cartoons as a kid is when I feel that art entered my life. That was my first introduction to drawing, color and the abstraction of reality. Trying to draw cartoons and apology letters to my mom for getting in trouble in catholic school was how I expressed myself and practiced my technique.”
With a BFA from the Otis College of Art and Design, he’s clearly improved his technique, studying both painting and sculpting. We highly recommend you follow his progress on Instagram: