Luis Marroquin is a Bay Area multi-media artist who uses his art as a tool to support community. He channels his creativity through a process he calls Inner Tribe which describes going back to the roots of living in a supportive community which was art, spirituality and the focus on the tribe as a whole as opposed to the individual. Expressing his truth and being inspired by the creative souls around him as well as the different mediums he encounters drives the creation of his paintings, sculptures, carved skateboards, and clothing. Experimenting with a variety of mixed media creates the broad scope of his artistic work.
According to Luis, "Making art is a process in which I tap into something higher than myself and through me I channel that energy into creativity. Along the way over the years I've explored different materials and by doing that have developed unique approaches to express concepts that I have. What making art means to me is that my time here was well spent. It empowers me. I'm very grateful that I have been able to help people and help myself through creativity".
Collaborating and working with other artists truly propels Luis' work forward. From a variety of fundraisers and campaigns, Luis has always found a way to give back to his community and create a variety of pieces. Since the birth of Community Well, Luis has been bringing awareness and supporting the center by dedicating a portion of the sales of his art to the center as well as being the artist in residence.
Support Luis and Community Well at two upcoming art shows! Carved Skateboards & More at Blue Door Beads and Chocolate & Art Show at SOMArts Cultural Center, both on the 21st of April. For more info about the events, visit this page. Luis will be donating 25% of his art proceeds to Community Well.
For more of Luis' artwork, visit his website www.luis-marroquin.com.