Whether he is creating art for the eyes or for the ears, the talent and creativity of accomplished artist Duaiv knows no bounds.
Park West Gallery captures the colorful and musical life of Duaiv in its latest feature video. The French-American artist and cellist discusses why he first picked up the cello and shares details about his creative process.
“For me, I need to paint with the music in the background,” Duaiv says. “It gives me the energy I need to paint.”
Born in western France near Bordeaux in 1952, Duaiv grew up in a creative family—his dad was a sculptor and his mom a pianist. Duaiv studied both music and art at the Conservatoire Nationale de Musique and École des Beaux-Arts in Paris.
At the age of 23, Duaiv met legendary Surrealist Salvador Dalí, who inspired Duaiv to combine his passions into a career of creativity. Duaiv achieved international fame for both his art and music, and in 2011 obtained American citizenship and moved to Florida.