The Short Story
GAIJIN (The Artist)
I've always felt like an outsider in my community and country. I never let that feeling get in my way. All I've ever wanted was to conquer my dreams no matter what. My name is Perez Westbrooks and I go by the artist name Gaijin (Foreigner in Japanese). I am a self-taught multi-discipline artist with a background in traditional painting, sculpting, graphic design, and motion graphics. I was raised to follow my dreams but follow them passionately. I was also taught to help others and spread the knowledge that I've learned so that others don't make the mistakes I've made. The work I create is not just about me, It's for everyone, especially those who feel lost, need motivation, and feel like foreigners.
My mission as an artist is to be open about my faith. My art has always been about who I am, and what I represent. I'm here to edify and not distract. I want to speak the truth about the word of God and help others in need.
I'm a terrible speaker but God has given me artistic talent. My vision is to use my art to spread the word of God & give viewers something to think about. Art for me has always been about conversation and insight. Before I focused on the idea of success and striving to be great. It's still ok to succeed and be great but what's the focus. Is it for yourself or others? I plan on using my art not only to spread the Gospel but to also help others. If I can give away most of my profits, Then I will.