Oscar Gregeborn is a 17-year-old artistic phenom from Oslo, Norway who has a distinctive style of painting that you might confuse with that of a painter who has been painting for half a century. His color palette in addition to his mesmerizing scenes leave you staring at the painting, yearning for entrance into his imagination.
In this episode, Oscar discusses:
-A glimpse into his life as a high school student and his intentions for college as well as the industry.
-How he blends together the things he loves about his favorite artists into a kind of soup in order to develop his own style.
-How he feels as if he still has a long way to go before he truly enters the scene, but he has the advantage of time.
-His advice to young people who haven’t “entered the scene” yet to develop their style and continue to work on their art.
-The power in sharing your art.
-His theory of “leveling-up.”
-How 10,000 hours might not be enough for artists, as it is a lifelong commitment to improving.
-The story of one of his first creative moments at a water park.
-His advice to get down your ideas onto the canvas as quickly as possible, and then worry about filling it in later. Just get the idea out there.
-The danger of comparing yourself to the artists that you love.
-What it was like to have his piece, “Naypyidaw” become a Daily Deviation on Deviant Art.
-How he never pushes himself to paint, but only does it when he wants to do it.
-His strategy for starting a painting in regards to planning it out.
Oscar’s Final Push will inspire you to love what you are doing and give it everything!
“I try to level-up with every painting that I do.”
“The response I get from people is always incredibly motivating and keeps me going.”
“You’ve gotta remember that you only have one life. You’ve gotta make the most out of it.”
“Our eyes develop faster than our skill.”
“I use it as a way to relax and meditate. I just put in some good music and let my intuition guide my hand.”
“All the ideas, locations, stories, and colors that I have in my head become something more than just an idea in my head. They become a place on the canvas for someone else to see.”
Color and Light: A Guide for the Realist Painter by James Gurney