Marvin Qualls, Milwaukee Member Since June 2008 Artist Statement Born in Panama in 1974, I've traveled across a large portion of the world and the U.S. (gotta love the life of a military brat) and I've met many interesting people who live extremely intriguing lives. I'm facsinated by the streets. Whether it be thugs, pimps, pushers, prostitutes, street performers or simple businessmen on their way to a grueling 9 to 5, these are truly the salt of the earth. My artwork is a testiment to those people, their individuality and the affect they have on those around them, whether they realize it or not. 'God bless the child that can hold his own'.
I've been drawing as long as I can remember and I like to fantasize that I keep improving. I'm intensily in love with the feel and endless possibilities of graphite and charcoal, so I specialize in that medium. I currently reside in Milwaukee, WI where the culture is as rich and full as one could imagine. I attempt to capture the realness of life in my art. I also indulge in the fantasies of man. Some appreciate it, some find it obscene. Regardless it's a reflection of what I see in my heart and mind. Indeed, what could be more real? I hope you enjoy the work and spread the word.
'We should not arrive at deaths door all prim and proper in pretty and well preserved bodies. Instead, we ought to arrive breathless, skidding broadside through the pearly gates, thoroughly used up, totally worn out and loudly proclaiming: `WOW, what a ride!`' -unknown