For this episode of the Echo Park Podcast we had the pleasure to interview local Echo Park artist Jaime Chavez a.k.a. @stormcloud72 about the work that he produces and uploads on his Instagram account. We came across his unique work through Instagram and reached out to him for some talk. Thankfully, we were able to meet at Echo Park Lake to discuss his local artwork.
We strongly encourage you to visit his Instagram account @stormcloud72 to get a full sense of his art. He has allowed us to publish some samples on this page. All copyright to the images remain with Jaime Chavez.
For inquiries about purchasing his art work or prints, please contact him via Instagram.
Things We Discuss + Links
Our interview was divided in three parts: 1) About Jaime and his life in Echo Park 2) Jaime’s art, material, and inspiration and 3) how to contact/purchase/trade with Jaime.
Part 1: Jaime Chavez and Echo Park
- Family history, history in Echo Park
- Best memories growing up in Echo Park
- LA Riots, Northridge Earthquake memories
- Thoughts about Pioneer Market and local Echo Park businesses
- Is Echo Park the Eastside?
Part 2: Jaime’s Art, Material, Inspirations
- Early inspirations, his history with art
- Art education–Platt College, Pasadena Art Center College of Design
- Ever tried landscape? Portrait? Objects?
- How Jaime sets up to work and materials Jaime uses for his art
- Where does Jaime shop for materials? (Baller Art Ware in Silverlake/Los Feliz)
- What’s Jaime’s schedule?
- Inspirations: pre-colombian art, Native America, Gangster/Cholo/LA/Japanese influences
- Definitions of art, how to define his art, how to define Native American art
- Discussions about specific art pieces
- Jaime’s Inspirations
- Jaime’s use of current events in his artwork (holidays, technology, sports)
- Jaime’s thoughts on drawing women, as opposed to men
- Ancient Aliens–references to pre-colombian art in the series and in Jaime’s work
Part 3: Contact, Sales, Marketing
- Is Jaime’s art for sale? Are there prints? Will he trade?
- What are people’s reactions to his art?
- Instagram–when did Jaime join, how’s he liking it? Is he on other networks?
- How to get a hold of Jaime
Thank you Jaime Chavez for your time and willingness to be on the Echo Park Podcast!
What do you think of Jaime’s art? Let him know in the comments below!