A great episode that did not want to end! Ian Reynold(in the running for favorite studio) sits with us to talk about moving large canvases, developing a style, the importance of struggle to good art, studying with Odd Nerdrum, a bitchin’ kitchen Titian, and more. We talk about 3 paintings of his in the studio which leads to talk about painting without the finish in mind and justifying a painting’s existence, what we would do with 5 years left on Earth, emotional instability in the role of art, choosing the audience to sell to, and is Josh doing a commission?? Ian gives us his Top 8 artists alive, who he hates, and probably the best David Choe Money answer yet! Find him on Instagram to book a tattoo. Praise Ceiling Fan.
From out of the shadows comes the elusive Daniel Segrove! He joins us to talk about how his style continually evolves(like a Pokemon), drawing vs. painting, being creatively impressionable, consistency vs. innovation, teaching, confidence for selling art, clichés, beauty vs ugliness, and much more. We critique his piece, “Outro,” and talk working with found images, the Lo Collective and more. Check his upcoming show out at Modern Eden Gallery May 11th, and his video class at Noh Wave Academy.
Waiting To Dry goes to the movies! We give out our awards for best picture, best director, and more. We also give out some hatin’ ass awards such as Most-Overhyped!We also mention our upcoming Agent Ink show in May, celebrities being more authentic, illiciting a genuine reaction in your art, and inspiring awe. Josh shares some sad news about Greg the cat, and we discuss artists ruining their legacies and what we do with the art, tease Loren from Brave Castle Podcast a bit before we discuss Apple stores paying performers with merch and exposure, a Banksy-esque piece of art on sale, and a guy painting over graffiti to make it legible. We discuss a couple of current events before signing off. Tom Cruise, come get your award, please.
Steven Russell Black talks to us about mixing horror and beauty, what horror films he likes, using his “left brain” for art and business, Josh and Steven compare IG theories, his “Give Give Ask” philosophy, using your available tools, pencil sharpening, and more. We discuss his paintings, “Blind Faith” and “Devil’s Got Your Tongue.” We talk about his collection preferences, working small, and the unclear path that is ‘making it’ in art. He shares a productivity tip before we get into Sergio’s Question Corner! Check him out at www.stevenrussellblack.com
We meet Heather Ihn Martin at her Concord studio to talk about bringing kids into a world on fire, being new to the plein air scene, judging at plein air shows and more before talking about a couple of her paintings, her presence on social media, art etiquette, merch, picking your plein air subjects, and how she single-handedly put together a solo show! See Heather’s work at the California Art Club Gold Medal show in Pasadena, and BayMade in Oakland March 21st.
We join Helice Wen at her SF studio and talk with her about coming from Shenzhen China, studying as an illustrator at the Academy of Art, discussing the possible narrative in her work, expressing drama, sumi ink, and more. We discuss her paintings “Woven” and “Cake(May All Your Wishes Come True)”, sharing more of yourself in the stories you tell about your art, muralling, and Sergio’s Question Corner! Helice shares her “art circus” David Choe Money idea. See her new painting at the “Femme” Group Exhibition at Mana Contemporary March 2019.
John Wentz returns to the podcast to talk to us about his year in Gay Paris, how people taste, and what’s the point of painting, anyway? We also talk about shipping for an international show, European notions of art as a career, public art as it relates to community, the preciousness of art, oil painting’s relevance today, the documentary “Struggle,” and more. John shares a story about getting caught in a riot at a Parisian McDonald’s. We compare Americans and Europeans some more before we get into Sergio’s Question Corner! We open up the floodgates of hate on David Hockney and discuss who is the most overrated artist. Catch John’s show at Hashimoto Contemporary before it comes down on February 23rd.
We meet Blake Neubert at Liv And Chiu Art Studio in Berkeley and have a great conversation with him about the shitty supplies he uses, how he comes up with his ideas, how the scrape-away series went viral, being woke AF, how he started the Death of A Co-Worker series with Benjamin Bjorklund, and answer a ton of listener questions! We discuss the nature of Grimace and Josh accepts the challenge to paint butterflies for the rest of his life. Study with Blake and Benjamin at Valleyartworkshop.com February 23-34th, 2019. Paint those eggplants, guys.
This will go down as one of most awkward episodes of all time. After failing to record the first hour of our show, we attempt to recreate the unrecorded conversation. We talk about art pricing, compromising your vision, art business and more. Some stuff may have gotten repeated because we couldn’t remember what part we hadn’t recorded. We also talk about American Illustration dun goofin’, do a quick Reddit Audio Theatahh about an entitled “birch,” get into some of Sergio’s Hot Pic of The Month, and cap off the episode talking about artists we hate.
Delphyne V talks with us about falling in love with SF, embracing the shadow side of life, how her art deals with human relationships to nature, tarot, the Paris artist mentality, her painting “Poppies,” her Funny Bones series and a discussion on pricing art. She also talks about sharing a studio with @johnwentz, couples critiquing each other, and more talk about pricing. Josh introduces a new question for the guest! Go meet Delphyne and John Wentz Saturday February 2nd at Hashimoto Contemporary! Pardon her French.