It’s episode 40 so naturally we start the episode off by talking about 40’s. We then talk about our upcoming shows which leads to talk about strengthening our weak spots, before we get into talking about what everyone’s talking about: Banksy’s latest stunt. We give our takes and our takes on other people’s takes. We talk about the Conor/Kabib fight, what our art might sound like, recapping the Hiroshi Sato episode, our David Choe money answers, and we answer a buttload of listener questions! We talk about the two portraits that Josh did for the upcoming Abend Gallery show, then end with some random silly chit-chat at the end as we often do with the solo shows. Rate subscribe and review us!
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.
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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.
It’s a head-exploder of an episode! Sergio went up to the Avenue of The Giants to gather ref’ while Josh stayed home to work on moving MJ’s studio. We talk about the upcoming Miyazaki art show, not feeling the pressure to paint, Instagram Live, our top 5 artists, why people buy shit they don’t need, selling prints, TV and movie talk(and why we hate sitcoms), the dynamic between Josh and MJ, middle names, why Craiglist is better than Instagram, and why Flickr should make a comeback. Lots of tangents but it’s a good fun episode to get to know your hosts better.
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The first episode with ya boyz together in 4 weeks! We start off by recapping Sergio’s plein air event in Atlanta, then we talk about the episodes Josh did with Steve Kim and Felicia Gabaldon and what Sergio thought of them. We talk John Krasinski, Donald Glover, Alex Jones, and Cobra Kai amongst other things. We talk about sketchbook habits, then recap our previous weekends and trash the BS parts of the Santa Rosa art scene amongst other things before discussing an altercation Josh had at his WonderlandSF reception. We talk more about Felicia end with a brief discussion of cultural appropriation. Please rate and review us on iTunes!
Sergio and Josh recap their boozy night before talking about working on their upcoming shows. All sorts of random stuff gets talked about, such as framing, Bam Bam Bigelow, nuclear holocaust, dad jokes, dark comedies, not jotting down ideas, and people listening to our podcast. Sergio fails miserably at trying to get Josh to read The Art Spirit by Robert Henri. We trash a bunch of annoying things before we limp to the finish line. Uber epic episode. Stayeth woketh, bros.
Fresh off the heels of his Booth Gallery in NYC show, Emilio Villalba invites us to his home and studio to talk about how he titles his paintings, the eyeballs he paints, how his environment influences his work, going from animation in LA to painting in SF, music, teaching, how Mark Tennant changed his life, his journey to see Velasquez and a few other things before we get into his painting in progress, “Mother and Child” that he graciously allowed us to share with you. We discuss why Picasso and Willem de Kooning were great(clutch your pearls, realists!) and speculate on who will be remembered from our time. We wrap it up by talking about album cover art. It’s obvious how thoughtful he is about his craft. If you’re a painter of any sort, you’ll really enjoy this one.
Hey yallz. It’s just your homies flying solo this ep’. Sergio tells us about a new series of landscapes inspired by the Sonoma County fires, and a new landscape for a “painted frame” theme show. They talk about deadlines and overcommitments before getting deep into a “secret project” that Sergio has been working on in his spare time. They talk about keeping interest in an ongoing series and what happens when you change directions. They discuss Josh’s painting “Be On The Watch, There Are Ways Out” and get into Bukowski, ambiguous narratives, and painting as a vehicle for storytelling. They break down why Jim Carrey is not a good artist, put you on to a neat Kickstarter, and Sorolla as a mini art history lesson which leads to discussion about color blindness. They finish the episode by answering listener questions. Josh Solo shot first.
In our very first episode, we talk about our origin stories(and how they are almost parallel), how our parents possibly wanted us to do anything else, who’s brothers are better at graffiti, how Josh doesn’t know anyone’s name, our art heroes, and we talk about a painting Sergio has on the easel. We also learned that we need to stop saying “umm” and “like” so much.