Joshua Mizusawa

Joshua Mizusawa

Medium of Choice: Acrylic

“I love Trekell brushes not only because they are exceptional for the price but they enable some incredible artists to create some truly incredible artwork. And they are helping me push the boundaries of my imagination into something that is real."

In his younger years, Joshua Mizusawa's art journey kicked off with a trusty college-ruled notebook. From doodling people, aliens, to creating funky robots, he'd get lost for hours in his own little creative haven. As time rolled on, that childhood love for art evolved into a deep appreciation for pieces that mix design, skill, and a big dose of creativity.

Joshua draws inspiration from legends like Katsushika Hokusai, the creator behind "36 Views of Mount Fuji and The Great Wave. As well as, Takashi Murakami, the contemporary artist blending pop culture with fine art. He's inspired to those who push the boundaries of art.

Growing up in Albuquerque, New Mexico, as the fourth child in a mixed-race family, Joshua soaked in Japanese and Hispanic traditions. Whether slurping down pozole during Christmas or munching on a steaming bowl of rice for breakfast, his art is a mashup of his hometown's vibrant colors and culture. With a deep appreciation for his Japanese and Hispanic roots.

Joshua's current artistic style is all about those clean, smooth lines paired with carefully selected colors. His aim is to create artworks that hold deep meaning and evoke emotions in the spaces they occupy. Joshua strives for art that communicates a story in the most straightforward manner possible. When bringing his creations to life, he dives into the world of fluid matte acrylics, inks, and his trusted Trekell brushes. For him, art is not just a means of expressing himself; it's a process of seamlessly blending different facets of his identity into a beautiful visual.

Artist Links: Website, Instagram, Facebook, Threads, TikTok

Johua's Picks: Trekell Golden Taklon Brushes - Long Handle