Arts·THROUGH THE EYES

For introverts like painter Josh Advincula, art can communicate what words cannot

Advincula didn't always picture himself doing this — it was only a couple years ago that he quit his day job to pursue art as a career full time.

It was only a couple years ago that he quit his day job to pursue art as a career full time

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Mixed media artist Josh Advincula begins every morning with watering his plants and eating breakfast before getting to work on his next piece. Before he can even start, he has to find the right colours that he is going to be using on the canvas that day. Once he's settled on the colours he wants to use, Advincula begins to paint. And after he's laid down the paint, he switches to oil pastels.

This is the beginning of a day in the life of an artist, which you can get even more of a sense of in the latest edition of CBC Arts' video series Through The Eyes.

Watch the video:

"Painting allows me to share my experiences, to tell a story and to communicate my sense of the world to somebody else." 2:11

Advincula didn't always picture himself doing this — it was only a couple years ago that he quit his day job to pursue art as a career full time. Although his work may suggest otherwise, Advincula considers himself to be an introvert. He explains that his art is what enables him to express what he has trouble communicating in person.

"It's fun making things. Painting allows me to share my experiences, to tell a story and to communicate my sense of the world to somebody else," he says.

Find out more about Advincula's work here.

Through The Eyes is a series of short films that provide a first person perspective on what it's like to live a day in the life of an artist. From dancers to tattooists, these films give an immersive and intimate peak into how one lives, breathes and expresses art.

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