In episode 5, Nate Van Dyke talks to us about getting started as a pro artist, El Coro, doing commissions, “Fuck you” prices, Jon Wayshak, not going to art school, and social media. We get deep into the assault he was a victim of in December, and what happened to his 11×17 scanner. We talk about the animals in his art, polar bears, what Nate had to do with Josh and MJ’s first date, his work for Jay-Z and PBR, and getting credit. We also talk about Jeremy Fish and meeting your art heroes who turn out to be cool. We discuss the SF artist community and end with Nate giving some words to the wise. No feelings were hurt in the recording of this episode.
In episode 4, Monty Guy joins us to talk about getting kicked out of art school, meeting The Fat Jew, going back home to B’Field and his return to the Bay Area. He talks about the concept behind his paintings of tattooed subjects. We learn about Monty’s parents, and the shocking truth about his name. We dive deep into Sergio’s Facebook controversy he caused a couple of weeks ago and get Josh and Monty’s takes. Spoiler alert: they no like art competitions. We discuss Chuck Close’s sexual misconduct allegations and Monty gets a lil’ spicy. We finish with Monty giving us a nice little story about out-running the police. Love him. Hate him. Do both. It’s Monty.
In our third episode, we finally have our first Caucasian guest, Jason Avery! We talk about the impact of the fires, growing up in the Midwest, and what inspired him to move west. After a brief detour into Tongan food, we get into a lengthy discussion about his art. How he has always been creating, his earliest influences, Bob Ross, school, and how lame his college was except for one important thing. We talk pretty much the rest of the time about how and why he paints what he does, and what he is going after when he creates a painting.There were a lot of interesting ideas and thoughtful philosophies dissected on this episode. We had a great time with Jason, and the stuff we talked about before and after could have been a podcast itself. Pretty deep discussion. Next time? More fart jokes.
In our second episode, we welcome our first guest ever, Josh’s main squeeze MJ Lindo(@mjlindo)! We talk about our visits to the Legion of Honor to see the Klimt/Rodin show, and our strengths and weaknesses when it comes to photoshoots. We then talk to our guest MJ about where she grew up, how she started with art, how her style evolved, and why Fabio might be her dream model! We get into Instagram and how it’s both amazing and frustrating. We talk about why MJ loves witches and we maybe inadvertently start her Harry Potter podcast… We talk about her painting, “Descanso” and meander off into different topics from there. We finish off by talking about a scumbag in the Nashville area that Sergio came across in his Facebook feed.
Find Sergio at @mainloop and Joshua at @joshuathelawyer on Instagram.