Introducing New Orleans based artist Patrick Rulh (aka @dirty_funq)
Patrick, 26, is an artist based in New Orleans. He came across Portculture from seeing posts on Instagram from artists floating around our society.
“I love this program”
“This gathering has increased the exposure of my art to a wider audience also allowing me to network effectively with a lot of fellow creatives in the city”
“It’s created an environment for me that helps provide a sense of belonging. Everyone I’ve met through Portculture so far has been incredibly genuine and supportive. There’s a lot of love here inspiring me to keep creating”
“I’m greatly influenced by the energy and aesthetics of my surroundings; the small nuances and details in things. Also seeing people create dope things plays a huge role in inspiring me to create. Whether it’s someone crushing a mural or watching somebody do a sick line in a skate video- seeing people push themselves to the limits makes me push harder to improve. All in all having the ability to create is essential to balancing my equilibrium and sense of self fulfillment”
We asked Patrick where does he see himself in the next year pursuing art here his reply was,
“I see myself continuing to network and improve my skills and vision as a creative. I’d like to display my artwork at a variety of venues across the city and also delve into video work a bit more.”
What do you love about New Orleans?
“I love New Orleans for its vibrant energy. Once you spend a substantial amount of time here, everywhere else seems boring. Nowhere else looks or feels like New Orleans.”
We definitely also had to find out what is your favorite Urban South Beer? Holy Roller 🍻
Find @dirty_funq and a collection of other brilliant artists this Saturday here at Urban South- 5 to 9PM we will be presenting a fresh wave of creativity.
Follow the palm trees #portculture – Stick around for more artist features. xo 🌴🌴