This month’s featured artist is close to our hearts. He is Iz Lacson and he’s also the person behind Art Trade MNL. Get to know him through this post!
Featured Artist of the Month: Noel Izrael “Iz” Lacson
This month’s featured artist is someone really close to our hearts. He has been supporting us for as long as we could remember. Sharing artwork, stickers, and prints one trade at a time. I met him at Type Kita: Pass on the Passion last 2015. Ever since we have been in touch with each other especially when it comes to art. Kuya Iz is great with graphic design and illustration and opposite that, I’m only skilled with calligraphy or letters.
Fortunately, he was present during our first event. The very first Maarteng Letra: The Pen Meet. However, he cannot join us anymore for the second one as he is in heaven now. I know you’re enjoying up there and watching us share our talents and passion for the arts. This is dedicated to you who truly pushed me out of my comfort zone. I cannot thank you enough for that.
Here you go, presenting Kuya Iz who founded Art Trade MNL.
Getting to know Iz Lacson
Noel Izrael Lacson
What made you start with this craft?
I started acrylic painting because it was one of the requirements in class. From then on I fell in love with it. Sometimes I try experimenting with other types but acrylic is still my favorite.
How long have you been doing this craft?
About 4 years.
Why did you pursue it?
I haven’t had the chance to focus on it mainly or pursue it actually and just do it from time to time. I’ve been wanting to learn so many things. My main medium is actually digital. That’s what I do every day. I love art. Whether it’s visual, audio, or even culinary. I just love art.
More about him
Did you have struggles in pursuing the craft? If yes, could share it with us please?
When the people you love don’t believe in you or don’t value your work. Worse is when they think that you’re wasting time.
Finished not perfect.
Top 3 favorite tools?
If you are to share your tips and tricks with newbies, what would those be?
Driven with passion
Thank you so much, Kuya Iz! For all the love and support that you have always been giving us. I feel bad for posting this late and you will never get the chance to read it anymore. I just hope that this ignites others out there to continue doing their talents and eventually share them with others.
Creativity is contagious. Pass it on.
⎯ Albert Einstein