"Lavender" is surrounded by the same mythos of self-doubt and internalized homophobia that surrounds "Fault," only "Lavender" is more personal and within the context of my current relationship with Christian Burke — my lover and my costar in the video. I became inspired by his struggle.
Jonas Wood has an incredible ability to transform his life onto a canvas. The Los Angeles-based painter brings his surroundings — whether that be sports he is watching on TV, old family photographs, or interiors — into beautiful, vibrantly colored paintings.
We caught up with Stephen Carballo, who told us about his first sketchy tattoo at 15, how he differentiates himself in an over-saturated art market, and why just being creative in general is integral to who he is.