Izaac Zevalking came to the United States four years ago.
London was expensive and his sister convinced him to give Las Vegas a shot.
He had a full-time job in graphic design, but the job became unfulfilling. Social and political issues galvanized him to establish Recycled Propaganda, the pseudonym for his artwork.
“The issue I have with graphic design, it sort of makes you frustrated. You’ll always negating your own preferences for the client, and the great thing about art is that you are the client, so I can have this voice and do things the way I want to do them and say them the way I want to say them,” he said.
But the main goal of his art isn’t to force a viewpoint, but rather force the viewer to think for themselves. The ambiguity of interpretation inherent in art is what he loves about it.
He sketches out ideas, then makes the images digitally on Illustrator, before cutting stencils and spray painting on canvas or wood. Sometimes he delves into mixed media, or does stencil work without a digital proof.
He now runs Recycle Propaganda full-time, has a steady stream of clients and customers, and upcoming shows in California, Denver, and Boise.
His artwork will also be on display at Twisted Art Gallery on Charleston Blvd. starting Thursday, March 3 at 6p.m.
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