The artwork of Bumblebeelovesyou plays on the emotions of nostalgia. In a hyperactive world that constantly demands our attention, his work is a welcomed change that allows you to return to childhood. "You start to grow up and get more and more responsibilities. I had a great childhood. I look back at the past and remember certain feelings you only have as a kid."
Born out of what he refers to as "teenage angst", Bumblebeelovesyou's artwork and murals transformed from political art to the style of work he is now known for. "I was experimenting with my art. I haven't made up my mind. I woke up one day and thought I should make more positive work." Inspired by his high school nickname, Bumblebee, he adopted a new name,name. Bumblebeelovesyou was born.
The style of art that Bumblebeeloves has crafted as his signature is one that intertwines the themes of childhood, innocence and communication. The notion of communication paints a parallel between Bumblebeelovesyou's artwork and business life. "I've spent many years in the art world pre and post social media. Street art was all about avoiding the galleries, doing the murals and getting your work out that way. Now you don't need a middle man. I can directly share my work and directly talk to those following my work. Accessibility is key." The aspects of childhood and innocence creates a one-on-one experience between the viewer and his artwork. It evokes memories of childhood daydreams. "It's something I find so many people can relate to. It has no boundaries."
As he speaks of his own childhood memories, you gain the sense that the kid who grew up in Downey, California paved his own way with a focus harbored by his own intuition. He told his family his dream job was to be an artist. "I always knew I'd get there. I was living in Long Beach, not sure what I was going to do." With time, he developed tunnel vision. "I told friends I couldn't go out, I had to work. When I would go out, I'd go to galleries and art events. I'd keep it work related." His strong work ethic shines through when he shares advice for aspiring artists."Don't do it tomorrow, do it today. You can really do anything. Just be yourself. You can only put on an act for so long before the jig is up. Be your own anchor"