Essentials is a multi-media collective producing holistic applied arts experiences. These multi-faceted events incorporate disciplines such as photography, fashion, graphic design, video, projection, animation, music, and installation. Although a single image may include many Essentials members, there is always a unified vision of experimentation, fluidity, and diversity.
Essentials creates a platform for underrepresented artists to express themselves and find support within their field. In the search for emerging talent, innovative voices, and unseen narratives, collaboration with other creatives is celebrated. Essentials is composed of and embraces artists of color, women, and members of the LGBTQIA community.
“Biochromatic,” Essentials’ blessing to Luminaria 2017, was an immersive journey into the futuristic yet organic vision of the multifaceted multimedia art collective. In light as delicate as human skin, apparitions, growths and warped forms of the subconscious confronted, as though in impossible motion, the viewer, to disarming effect. -James Courtney, San Antonio Current
“Gravelmouth now welcomes Essentials in for round 2, as the collective completely takes over the gallery with an installation that features the strengths of each individual artist in a multi layer, multi media energy that only the Essentials collective can capture." - Shek Vega, owner and curator of Gravelmouth
“This dynamic team takes pride in collaborating with outside talent regularly and yields some of the most successful fashion forward projects, gaining them prestigious accolades, acknowledgments by national publications and a consistent new stream of fans and admirers all over the world. - Burgundy Woods, Host of Stylelush TV”