No.43 – The dreamer and his dream
On this 4th anniversary, I want to reflect on what The Guide Artists is to me. I must say that with each issue I have designed and completed, I have felt more true to my beginnings, now I have created one of the most exclusive magazines art has seen. I always leave my skin in these 43 issues in which I have discovered great artists.
My passion comes closer with each issue, to capture in a unique way what the majority does not, to feel free. I remember a few years ago, I received so many blocks from Facebook for my first exclusive cover on “Nudes” that I felt helpless. I was very angry and contacted them immediately and explained my situation. Hours later they unblocked me and I was able to make them understand that art should feel free and that even if it’s nude, it’s not less art because of it.
With this talk I want you to know that it was not easy to fight with big brands, in the beginning everything is very difficult. The most valuable thing I experienced is to see artists who grew alongside me, so I realized that I will never be alone. Jesse Lane was one of them and I’m lucky that he’s the cover of this great “4th anniversary” special.
I’ve left people along the way, and life has opened new windows for other people that make The Guide Artists a place where anything is possible and that reaches more people every time. Everything in every issue makes more sense, because in the end, without hesitation, it is to continue to be the same dreamer I was when I started this beautiful project. For me, art will continue to fill every corner of my mind. Happy 4th anniversary friends! Thank you!
Ramón A.Olivares | Founder & Editor in chief