AT&T Turn up the Love is excited to collaborate with a brilliant artist whose work is giving us life!! Get to know the incredible Loveis Wise, and lookout for more beauty coming from Loveis and AT&T Turn Up the Love.
First, their official bio:
Yes, my name is actually LoveIs Wise (they/them) but I’m also a Freelance Illustrator based in Los Angeles from Washington, DC. In addition to being (double) Capricorn (Libra Moon) who is obsessed with the color pink, I’ve worked with some amazing clients such as:
The New Yorker, Google, Harper Collins, Disney Hyperion, Apple, Instagram, Dr. Marten, Birchbox, Mural Arts Philadelphia, L’Oréal, The New York Times, REI, Refinery 29, Buzzfeed News, Bitch Media, The Pennsylvania Gazette, Philadelphia Printworks, Illustrated Impact, Tampa Bay Times, Eileen Fisher, The Poetry Foundation, Cartoon Network, LeafTV, Got A Girl Crush, BUST Magazine, Wieden+Kennedy and AT&T
About the artist
We connected with Loveis to find out what Turn Up The Love means to them!
Q: What is your creative process from inception to completion of your illustrations? Does activism, current events, real life acquaintances, play a big part in your art?
A: My creative process always starts with looking up inspiration by way of photos, music, and art to assist with getting in creative headspace. I then create a few sketches and loose ideas based on the concept of the works which later become digital paintings in Photoshop! My friends always end up in my work someway or another.
Q: As a visual artist where do you draw your inspiration from or what inspires you.
A: big part of my art takes inspiration from my chosen family & community, some current events but mainly what’s happening beneath the surface, meaning what’s happening within our spirits & our hearts. It’s important to me that my work is liberation & joy-centered.
Q: As a Black Illustrator who has created amazing visual pieces for the #TurnUPTheLove Campaign your art will live in the AT&T Flagship stores in San Francisco, Chicago, and Dallas during the celebration of Pride in June. Who are some of the artists of color that you looked up to or pay homage to?
A: What a dream! Lately I’ve been very inspired by Jacob Lawrence, Lois Mailou Jones, Ekua Holmes, and Faith Ringgold.
Q: How has the experience of working with the AT&T Turn Up the Love campaign been?
A: It has been beautiful, I’ve never created an installation in this way and it has been truly a dream to collaborate with AT&T especially in a way that allows me to showcase what queerness, love, and fluidity looks like to me!
Q: What does your artwork represent? Or tell us about the concept for this art series? I
A: Initially, I wanted this series to feel like a homecoming for lovers, chosen family, friends, and community! Each piece was created to feel like an embrace, much like Pride does, and add to the excitement of when we’re all safely back together.
See some of the beautiful artwork created by Loveis Wise for the Turn Up The Love Campaign 2021.