Photo by Braina Laviena
Adept at VHS videography, modeling, music and more, San Diego artist Julian Klincewicz is usually on the road for work. In the past 10 months he's traveled to Los Angeles, New York, Italy, Cuba, Iceland, Paris, Moscow and Tokyo.
"Between January and October I haven't been in San Diego for more than three weeks at a time at most," says 21-year-old Klincewicz.
Klincewicz's resume makes him an in-demand artist, hence all the traveling. He's shot video for fashion institutions such as Vans and Acne, held art shows and performed music in Tokyo, designed for trendy lines like Retrosuperfuture and filmed the YEEZY Season 3 presentation for Kanye West in Madison Square Garden.
Klincewicz likes creating at home in San Diego but wishes there were more art opportunities. He thinks individuals with money and real estate should invest in the art community.
"My general feeling towards San Diego is that there's a lot of younger people 30 and under who want to do visual arts...and don't necessarily have a place to grow that's within San Diego," Klincewicz says.
Most recently, he put together a local fashion show. Part of his ongoing project, "Hey I Like You," the show was held last month at San Diego Art Institute. Klincewicz says he designed 30 looks, packed the venue and got press coverage.
"If I can do that, there's no reason that all the people who actually have money and resources can't make that happen in a much cooler and better and relevant way," he says.