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.
It’s episode 69, so of course we start things off by talking about booty-eating diseases. Matt Hunter tells us a story about getting charged by an elephant in Africa, doing art odd-jobs, Instagram, not compromising, bringing weed on planes, bad dreams, the awe factor, and much more. We end with dropping bombs on Diego Rivera. Long live Robert Ross.
We start the podcast off with a rant about flaky guests, then Sergio finds out his Meyers-Briggs profile, and we discuss how Josh hates his Pottermore house. We talk about the burning of the Notre Dame cathedral, try to get Sergio to watch more TV, talk about our upcoming Agent Ink Show some more, and give out the best dating advice ever. Later in the episode, MJ talks that shit and names names! We then all jump on the hate train! Find MJ on YouTube athttp://bit.ly/MJLindoYoutube. Rate and review us, Long Dick Style.
Nate Van Dyke answers all your questions! Why he hates drawing horses, if he starts with an idea in mind, has he met his heroes, his dream project, how much time he spends on a piece, what he listens to while arting, depression, if he’d rather hear R. Kelly covering Slayer or Slayer covering R. Kelly, how tall he is, who is Dutch, Sergio’s new lightning-round Question Corner, Dupyutren’s contracture, and more. We end with mural talk and art-flippers. Check out Nate at @69N8VanDyke on Instagram. Suck it, Vincent.
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.
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 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.
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