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Why do we love
Inocente? Let us count the ways…
Every morning, Inocente paints on her face—but she’s not
hiding who she is, she’s embracing it. Her look is just as original as her
artwork. And boy, do we love her for it.
Inocente loves trying new things, from challenging herself
with unusual painting surfaces to taking on different activities.
Facebook Q: “Besides your devotion to your art, what
other interests do you have?”
Inocente is super humble. She is constantly amazed by all
the attention she’s garnered since the release of the documentary, including
folks who want to buy her work. While she knows it’s great that she can live
off her passion—a mark of her commercial success as a professional artist—she
confesses that she’d rather give her work away to people she know will enjoy it.
She’s a dreamer, but
that doesn’t mean her head’s in the clouds
“No one’s going to
make my dreams come true I have to do it myself, everyone has to fend for their
lives in this world. So I just always tried to better my life, knowing no one
else would do it for me.” - Inocente
Sometimes, she orders dessert before dinner. Add that to our
end-of-summer bucket list, please.
“You can never go wrong with a root beer float.” – Inocente
She wears flowers in her hair and paint-splattered red
Converse on her feet. She’ll rock a tutu when she’s in the mood. Her personal
style is nothing if not eclectic and unique.
Can you say adorable?
Inocente paints what she loves. And right now, she’s finding
tons of inspiration from her adorable, newly adopted albino bunny, Luna.
Facebook Q: “How come you love bunnies so much?
Where did that begin?”
Answer: “I think as a child i always was
fascinated by there cuteness and ability to over power the world with
You can check out her art as she paints it on Facebook—she
is constantly posting pictures. And it’s not all fluffy bunnies (or frogs or
giraffes or pigs or penguins). When the mood strikes, Inocente crafts
imaginative, graphic, sometimes surreal visions of women and other things.
Outta the box
Inocente told The New York Times that she has no
desire to take art classes, because she doesn’t feel the need to know about the
history of art to be able to do what she loves. The real lesson? When it comes
to art, there’s no such thing as right ‘n’ wrong.
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When you look at Inocente’s paintings, they are just as whimsical
and joyous as their creator’s name suggests. But just because her work is
filled with bright colors and cuddly creatures doesn’t mean that’s been
In the documentary, she talks about what it was like to
convince her mother not to jump off a bridge and commit suicide. She talks
about how she’s never lived in one place for more than three months, about the
bullies that plagued her at school, about her fear that she won’t make it as an
artist. Her story is emotional and
showcases the vulnerability lurking just under the surface. But it also
illustrates how she has persevered, despite the odds. And that’s what puts it
at the top of our must list.
documentary’s trailer below…
See? You love her
too, right? Watch Inocente at 10 p.m.
tomorrow, Friday, Aug. 17, on MTV. To learn more about the documentary, click
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