#88 The Last Ten Percent

Josh and Sergio sit down together to talk about the fun of new relationships, another Sonoma County fire, podcasts they like, differences in how they build narratives, looking for more from models, the challenges of working on murals together, artist processes that make no sense, changes in Sergio’s career direction, middle names, Shia LeBouf, trolling and more. Find Sergio’s paintings at Beyond Eden Art Fair in Anaheim, November 22-24, and Context Miami art fair December 3rd-8th.

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#87 “Send Your Son To Die”

Another solo ep! We talked about the snafu that was before the recording of episode 86, getting into daily painting, Serge Gay Jr.‘s and Jose Luis Cena‘s SF solo shows, Josh’s piece titled “Send Your Son To Die,” if paintings gain value by changing hands, going all-in as a professional artist, Alec Monopoly, and answer some listener questions: 

 

Is it worth starting a Youtube page? 

What did we think of each other when we first met? 

Which artist brain would we step into for a day?

 

 Check out Josh’s newest paintings at Stone Sparrow Gallery in NYC, and Palette Gallery in San Francisco. Check out Sergio’s coaster drawings at Nucleus Portland and upcoming paintings at Beyond Eden Art Fair in Anaheim and Context Art Miami.

 

This episode is sponsored by Trekell Professional Art Supplies! Go to www.trekell.com, use the code “WTD10” and enjoy 10% off of your order of brushes, panels and apparel!

 

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#85 Nate Van Dyke, Paul Hermann “Resting Upstanding-Citizen Face”

Nate Van Dyke (@69n8vandyke) introduces us to his new studio mate Paul Hermann(@premier_coup)! They talk about working together in video games, share @elcoro36 stories, tips on shooting models, artists you like doing things you don’t, hesitation about changing styles, peeing in the studio sink, artwork pricing talk, selling art online vs selling in galleries, boring Instagram posts, and more.

This episode is sponsored by Trekell Professional Art Supplies! Go to www.trekell.com, use the code “WTD10” and enjoy 10% off of your order of brushes, panels and apparel!

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#84 Emilio Villalba, Tamsin Smith “No Small Talk On The Canvas”

Emilio Villalba(@emilio_villalba) returns to the podcast with Tamsin Smith (@slipstreamer11) to talk about their new collaborative project they are working on together! Every Sunday they get together at Matt Gonzalez(@mattgonzalez_collage)’s studio and paint on canvases together. They talk about the self-imposed limitations that make the collaboration unique, letting go of ego and expectations, understanding poetry, Tamsin’s art reviews, collaborating “politely,” and more. Tamsin’s books are titled Word Cave and Between First And Second Sleep. Their November shows will be at Adobe Books in San Francisco.

This episode is sponsored by Trekell Professional Art Supplies! Go to www.trekell.com, use the code “WTD10” and enjoy 10% off of your order of brushes, panels and apparel!

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#83 Attack Of The Garbage People

We recap our birthday weekends before diving into Nicolas Uribe’s innovative new art project. We give our takes on it, and lay out some of our own marketing strategies. We discuss the merits of pricing artwork by the hour, go off on garbage people in the Santa Rosa art scene, discuss inspiring children through public art and more. We discuss the #1 topic in the news today: the Popeye’s Chicken sandwich, as well as Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, the TV show “The Boys,” and more.

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Cover art is a portrait of Nicolas Uribe by Benjamin Bjorklund.

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#82 Leon Loucheur “Kill Your Ducklings”

Leon Loucheur comes back on the show to tell us about his upcoming 111 Minna show, “Pick Your Poison!” We discuss vices, nature’s brutality, art going “over your head,” stuff we drew as teenagers, Josh not remembering names, weird art festivals, productivity and efficiency, looking for art answers, and SF living. We get Leon’s answers to Sergio’s Question Cornerâ„¢ and his answer to the artist he hates might blow some minds! Super fun episode! It was great catching up with our old friend and shooting the shit with him. Classic!

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#78 “I Dont Want My Pogs To Be Calm”

Sergio and Josh recap their 4th of July weekend, compare “Midsommar” to “Hereditary,” what they would do with time machines, what the SFMoMA got from selling a Rothko, people who hate Renoir, an SF high school mural that is going to be painted over, avoiding speed bumps in business, come up with a brilliant art theme show concept, and discuss if artists need to struggle to create great art. Pray to the Google Gods for Sergio’s swift recovery.

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