Inspiration of the day-Now Be Here: Aliza Bejarano

14 Sep

Now Be Here: Aliza Bejarano #141

Feeling inspired after attending the historic event Now Be Here at Hauser Wirth & Schimmel. My goal is to feature every artist that attended, one artist a day. Considering the number of artists that showed up, this will take me two years to complete. I am looking forward to getting to know the work of each and every artist!

Your inspiration for the day- Now Be Here edition: Aliza Bejarano


From Aliza Bejarano:


That’s how often I brainstorm. How often I have the urge to make something. It’s that feeling you get when you’re outside in front of clean cut grass and a brightly shining sun. The surge you feel under pale multicolored clouds and before the roaring, crashing waves of the ocean. The craving that crawls up into your taste buds and makes you smack your lips with desire. An itch to run, to tumble down a grassy hill, to throw something high into the air, to jump, an itch to be alive.

In the brevity of my existence I have found that this urge and what satisfies it is different in everyone. In order to feel ultimately fulfilled, I need to know that I’ve created something. Anything: a painting, sculpture, mural, birthday card. Even making my breakfast makes me feel somewhat satisfied knowing that I made it (unless it comes out weird, but that happens almost never ’cause I make bomb-ass eggs for breakfast).

All I can really say about painting/drawing/making things is that it’s what makes my heart sing. I get plugged into the most serene and magnificent place, but no one else has access to it. I’m flying. And then I look up at the clock and it’s been 5 hours and it’s dark out and suddenly I learned all these things about myself, the world, and my environment. ~Aliza Bejarano

Aliza Bejarano

Coagula Curatorial

OC Register

OCCCA Orange County Center for Contemporary Art

Raw Artists

fine art america

Modern Art Blitz

Artist of Color Flash Mob

LA Weekly

Saatchi Art



Now Be Here NY Times

Now Be Here LA Times

Now Be Here Huffington Post

Now Be Here KCET

Now Be Here Art and Cake

Now Be Here Inside a Tipping Point

Now Be Here Film by Eric Minh Swenson

*The idea for the amazing Now Be Here event came from the brilliant mind of artist Kim Schoenstadt.

*Aliza Bejarano-  Now Be Here LA artist #141

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