We had the good fortune of connecting with Mitchell Charron and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Mitchell, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
I pursued an artistic career because I had no passion for anything in my life other than expressing my struggles and joys in life into conceptual meanings. I wanted to bridge a gap in someones life as so many artist have done for me. The beauty behind relativeness is so unbelievably power and truly manifests something beautiful when you connect with art. It’s non-discriminating and art does not judge it’s very, only does it help us question what we think and know.

Art is an introspective road if you open the mind.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I’ve struggled a lot in the past few years over my identity. As an artist we are continually our own worst critic which comes with its benefits but also its negatives. It’s a common misconception that you have to know your work inside out and to know what you stand for but I’m coming to learn that it’s not about any of that. It’s more about the journey you go on. The more you constrict your art to one thing the more you do a disservice to yourself. You are limiting what stars you can reach if you only aim for the clouds. I’m now coming to my conclusion to allow myself to experience my art like everyone else and just let my passion carry me. I think that’s what sets me apart, my motivation to let things go and be brought to life on their own. Most artist stare at a blank canvas forcing their hand upon the brush but sometimes you must let your mind paint the picture first before making contact.

At the end of the day I want to make art that moves people and creates a safe environment for everyone. I want one of my pieces to be locked in a small place in one of my viewers heads that they always remember in a moment of distraught just like how Final Fantasy 7 was for me.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I live in Michigan and here I truly believe the best places to go are far away from the cities. My friend lives in an other state and she wants to come visit majorly so I’ll tell you what I’d do. I’d take a road trip starting from where I live and going up to Silver Lake Sand Dunes. Silver lake is an unbelievably beautiful and surreal spot in Michigan. Around Silver Lake are some of the best small restaurants and the BEST Ice cream shop ever called Whippy Dip. Then we’d continue the road trip through Mackinaw and explore the Upper Peninsula. Michigan is truly beautiful if you actually explore it and see past the surface level which is the cities.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My story would be incomplete without those around me like my best friends Matt, Dan, and Hayley. They have carried me majorly through all my hardships and gotten me to believe in what I do. I also dedicate a lot of my work to cinema. Cinema has always moved me in a way no other can. My favorite directors are Christopher Nolan, Denis Villeneuve, Ridley Scott and many many others. I get a lot of my inspiration from emotionally charged pieces like cinema but also some video games. I owe a lot to Final Fantasy 7 for being not only my favorite video game ever but in my humble opinion it being the most beautiful and well put together story ever. These few things have made me who I am and I wouldn’t ever change a thing.

  

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Image Credits
Models include: Rosanna Alexis, Dalia Fragoso, Korey Spinoza, Kendall Hall, Taylor Renfroe

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