On Friday, April 11th in South Elgin, Illinois, American Heritage Motorcycles will be hosting the Grand Opening Celebration of the new Indian Motorcycle dealership. In conjunction with VIP event, the amazing work of Robin B Gallery artist Bruce Cascia will be on display highlighting the beauty of the Indian bike. The oil on canvas paintings first featured at the gallery’s March exhibit entitled chiCARgo! showcased these incredible photo-realist pieces. The work will be on display through Sunday to the public.
Robin B Gallery caught up with Bruce in a one-on-one interview to find out about his inspired work.
RBG: Why did you decide to pursue ART as a profession?
BC: I was an art director at first, painting offered more “artistic freedom”.
RBG: Who are you most influenced by as an artist and as a person?
BC: I think I was most influenced by Ralph Goings & Richard Estes – their subject matter and painting ability amazes me – Chuck Close’s determination continues to inspire me – even after experiencing career ending paralysis, he continues to paint – his reputation and standing have not suffered in the least.
RBG: What motivates you?
BC: Having a deadline.
RBG: What’s your favorite color?
BC: I’d have to say blue is my favorite color – I like painting skies, water, & chrome – blue is the component color for all three.
RBG: What is your ultimate goal as an artist?
BC: To create a body of work that I am proud of – to sell what I create.
RBG: What impact do you hope to achieve as an artist?
BC: World peace.
RBG: What is the most rewarding part of being an artist?
BC: Completing a painting.
RBG: What advice would you give to a young artist?
BC: Paint what you like and be the best at it.
RBG: Who would you love to meet and what would you ask them?
BC: I’d love to meet Maxfield Parrish and ask him how he created such luminous paintings – his exacting attention to detail preceded the Photorealist and Hyper-Realist art movements.
RBG: Where would you love to live or travel?
BC: Would love to live in Italy – I have traveled there, which is why I’d like to live there.
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