Name: Hector Roman
Where am I from? I was born in Quebradillas, Puerto Rico
Inspirations? I’m inspired by a lot of things. I go through the day observing how certain people react towards specific events and the emotions they show to help capture raw emotions in my pieces.
Something people don’t know about me? I’m obsessed with streetwear and fashion. I’m always keeping up to date and following specific brands to catch the next drop on their pieces, I also can’t go a day without listening to music, I am always listening to hip hop from the early 80’s to present day i can go from listening to The Beastie Boys to ASAP to Wu Tang. It’s a definite must especially when I’m working on new artwork.
What is a problem in today’s world you feel the strongest about? Ignorance and the need to feel important, whether for political reasons or someone wanting their five seconds of fame to feel important. There is always someone claiming that the world is going to end in a few months or someone doing something completely stupid to go viral and people feed into it. It’s crazy man.
Best piece of advice? Be smart in your choices, because they don’t only affect you but those around you as well and will come back to get you in the future.
Strongest childhood memory? When I was 3 and got my first artbook i was hooked even though it was a cheesy 101 ways to draw animals book from a bargain bookstore it was definitely the strongest memory. Since then art became my drug, I would not be the artist I am today without it.
Daily routine? Wake up, brush my teeth, get dressed and make sure my bag has my necessities. I always keep my strathmore sketchbook with me in case I’m inspired throughout the day to work on a sketch for a painting. I also keep my stickers with me so I can hand them out at shows or throughout the day.
What comes to mind when I hear Next Question? A movement, a statement that shows that there are no boundaries to what we can accomplish, the sky isn’t the limit it’s a checkpoint to the amount of greatness we will achieve. Next Question!
How did I hear about Next Question? The master mind Laurence Marsach behind Next Question thought i would be a good fit after he saw me growing as an artist and after taking a few trips to New York. We had a meeting with the others behind Next Question like Matt & Gabe and we talked about art and growth. We just kept feeding off each other’s energy and I knew I had to be a part of this team and movement behind Next Question!
Twitter : @hector_roman_
Portfolio : Hector-roman.tumblr.com