Edgar Alejandro Gamez Sosa is an abstract painter from Phoenix, Arizona. Edgar’s love for art came at a very young age. His family are all artists! He remembers always being surrounded by works from Diego, Frida, and Picasso in his childhood home.
He learned a lot of his methods through different forms of art. As a child, he used papier-mâché and balloons to make superhero masks. As he got older he watched another student in art class graffiti his name. Edgar asked him to tag his name, which immediately changed his love for art! He couldn’t stop thinking about letters! During his high school years, he visited the Phoenix Art Museum where he had another life-changing experience realizing at that point he wanted to paint canvas.
Now Edgar is an accomplished street artist who routinely sells out. He also paints during performances with the local band Dead City Revival creating an additional entertainment element for spectators.
Edgar’s love for Phoenix culture is evident in his art. He looks forward to sharing his art with Madison art students and inspiring them to challenge and chase their own dreams.
To help celebrate, Dead City Revival will perform a set starting at 7:00 PM while Edgar performs live painting! The art will be raffled off for free to one of those in attendance.
This will be a celebration to remember!
Edgar: “It’s an honor to be able to teach the techniques I learned. I hope to inspire more to love and support our Arizona culture!”
Brad Reese (lead singer) Music is my therapy, I write and play in hopes that it can be therapy for those who choose to listen. This is an awesome opportunity to share with the community and support Edgar..”