#39 Hiroshi Sato “Tasty Words”

We meet Hiroshi Sato at his SF studio and get right into it! We discuss intention and perception of our art by the viewer, critiquing our work, the geometry in his work, how much his influences inspire his work, the importance of taste, positive/negative freedom, and more. We talk about his painting “Walstrom” and it leads to talk about implying story, and representational art as “fan fiction.” We get his T5DOA and talk more about how he pieces his influences together, and his David Choe Money answer leads to him telling us about Japanese culture vs Western culture and having an outsider’s perspective on both! Great conversation with some friendly debate. Please enjoy. Except you, Jeff.



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#38: Zach Oldenkamp “An Intimate Conversation”

Zach Oldenkamp invites us to his SF home and we get right into it! Is his art dark comedy? Why does he prefer graphite? What’s behind the luchador masks? We talk about his drawing “Blue As Your Blood” and about intimacy, titling pieces, and his concept artist job. We also talk about another drawing of his which leads to talk about his many group shows, hints about a new series, his artist origins, arguing about aesthetics, his time at the Safehouse Atelier, his top 5 dead or alive, and his hilarious answer to David Choe Money! Check out his upcoming shows:

The Moleskine Project In London

12×12 Pop-up Show In Chicago

Salut Nucleus Portland

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#37: Jeremy Duncan “Wildly Relaxing”

Jeremy Duncan comes all the way from Ione, CA to join us to talk about his painting origins, his approach to color, how Sergio and him met, painting styles, and more. We then break down his “campfire” paintings and many more. We talk about a lot of his paintings so it might be good to try and follow along on his @jeremyrduncan Instagram page. We talk about his working as a high school art teacher, Josh asks about the plein air scene, and we have a discussion about titling paintings. We end with Jeremy’s Top 5 Dead Or Alive and what he’d do with David Choe Money! Bonus surprise new question! Tell us who won the Smartest Person In The Room Award in your iTunes review! 🙂
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#36: Matt Ritchie’s Space Party

Matt Ritchie(@rat136) comes to the house to talk to us about obsessing over his interests, why he does all of his pieces by hand, growing up with “nerd culture,” using pop culture in his art to address social issues, his “Astralnauts” show with Alex Pardee, his unexpected job as a park ranger, working on a show with his son Miles, his Bay Area twall, the influence of Enrique Chagoya, advice for younger artists and being grateful for the fans, and his surprising answer to the David Choe Money question! Please subscribe, rate and review!


Artists Mentioned:

Andrew Schoultz

Beautiful Losers doc

Alex Pardee

Greg Aranowitz

Miles Ritchie

Jon Wayshak

Mel Ramos

Enrique Chagoya

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#35: Beefy Traxx

Another episode of Machine Gun Kelly’s favorite art podcast! We sit down to talk about Jeremy Mann’s pop-up show and his movie “The Conductor”, which leads to talk about street art vs. graffiti, superhero movie talk, white rappers, the episode of Harsh Truth with the Thinkspace Gallery owner(is WTD moving to LA???), pay-to-play galleries, assorted randomness, and we get into Sergio’s brain a bit! What’s really behind the Painted Roses series and when is he gonna stop repeating himself so goddamn much?! We talk about a piece of Sergio’s that goes in a new direction for him and what that might mean for his future and for artists who change in general. And then it just kinda falls apart at the end in true WTD fashion. Make sure you’re following @mainloop for more info about all of his upcoming shows.

Artists worth looking up:


Kathryn Macnaughton

Mark English

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#34: Tony Guaraldi Brown “Obsessed With Perseverance”

Tony Guaraldi Brown joins us to talk about growing up in the Imperial Valley, how he hates drawing on digital tablets and asks us a few questions about what makes a piece of art hand-done and the worth of mass-reproduced art. We talk about what we look for in art at museums, then we talk about the stories behind the reoccurring characters in his work. We talk about how his characters are based on his past and his relationships with his family. We find out what Tony would do with David Choe money, and his top 5 dead or alive! Find his work at TGBart.com!

Topics and Artists referenced:

Aaron Horkey

Franklin Booth

Joseph Clement Coll

“Your Name” anime

Francisco Goya


Mike Mignola

Takehiko Inoue

Gustave Dore

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
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#33: The Squeaky Dryer Sketchbook Episode

Who the heck needs a guest?! Josh and Sergio start off by talking about the Moleskine Show book signing, the new cat Greg, their summer painting breaks, and Sergio’s new vlog before getting deep into each other’s sketchbooks. Josh brings his sketchbooks from the past few years; Sergio brings his most recent book and one from 2005 and talk about what they find. They then discuss new directions that Sergio wants to go in. They end by discussing some quotes from the Harvey Dunn book. You should know by now. Some silliness, some seriousness. Sorry about the squeaks.

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#32 Nadezda In The Gray Area

We meet Nadeza at her place in Oakland to talk about her studio space, poetry, ghosts, acting, the Safehouse Atelier, Facebook censoring art, storytelling with mood, balancing your inner child and your adult brain, and more. We then talk about her paintings “The Becoming” and “Secrets” which leads into talk about personal vs. professional character design, creating your own props, her Top 5 Dead Or Alive, her show at Spoke Art and the purpose of shows for the artist. Say hi to her at the Moleskine Project book signing August 25th!

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#31: Za Vue, Anton Pavlenko “Blue Ribbons Burn The Cleanest”

In this special edition of Waiting To Dry, Sergio hangs out with artists Za Vue and Anton Pavlenko while camping in Maryhill, Washington for the Pacific Northwest Plein Air event. They get into camping near an active wildfire, the importance of swimming during a plein air event, brag about our camp food, how Anton damaged another painter’s painting, getting probed, Chewy the Camping Cat, and what makes them choose which events they do. Sergio talks to Za and Anton about their unique painting styles, and we discuss representational vs. abstract in plein air, staying humble after winning awards, plans for a competition-free paintout, and lots of Tech-Talk? about cold wax medium. They talk about their impromptu trip to the Seattle Art Fair and what they liked/ridiculed, and find out Anton and Za’s Top 5 Dead Or Alive! Sergio wraps it up with a brand new segment for the show!

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#30 Bryce Cameron Liston “Beer With A Side Of Cantaloupe”

OH boy this was a fun one! I sit down with the amazing artist Bryce Liston and my good friend and stand in co-host Leon Loucheur and we drink a few beers eat some ice cold cantaloupe and shoot all the shits! We talk about Utah, tell drinking stories near hotel pools, how we judge people that buy our art, how we feel about our art during the process and once complete. We also talk about the arrogance of youth, we talk about social media (but i’m sure you knew that already) the book “The Road”. we talk about the art of story telling, then dive into two paintings by Bryce. then wrap the episodes with more shooting of shits!

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Also Sergio just found himself and will be back next week!

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