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Artist Decoded by Yoshino Podcast

Artist Decoded by Yoshino Podcast

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"I started this series as a means for exploration, an exploration of self and an exploration of the perspectives of other artists. This series is an unabridged documentation of conversations between artists. Itĺs a series dedicated to breaking down the barriers we tend to set up in our own mind. I want to inspire future creatives to have the courage to explore and experiment. This is about making dreams a reality and not about letting our dreams fall to the wayside. My intention is to give my audience a sense of real human connection, something that feels rich and organic. When I was thinking of a title I thought of the word ômovementö. In relation to the Renaissance period in art, my goal for this program is to signify a rebirth of consciousness towards the way we look at contemporary art." - Yoshino


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#67: MIND/WAVE (3.18.17) w/ Joshua Hagler + Jarell Perry + Maja Ruznic + Yoshino


Tue, Mar 21, 2017


This podcast episode was originally recorded in Los Angeles, CA @ NOH/WAVE's event entitled MIND/WAVE on March 18th, 2017 with guest speakers Joshua Hagler, Jarell Perry, Maja Ruznic, and Yoshino.

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#66: "The Business of Art" w/ Joe Kennedy @ Unit London


Tue, Mar 14, 2017


Unit London is an arts space and gallery founded in 2013 by Joe Kennedy and Jonny Burt. Unit London was born from a desire to break down the barriers of elitism and to include people in the contemporary art world - whether they are enthusiasts, first-timers, new collectors, or seasoned collectors and institutions - they strongly believe that everybody should be able to enjoy the world's most amazing art.á

Topics Discussed In This Episode:

  • The next generation of galleries
  • Pop-up gallery experiences
  • Making art more accessible
  • Unit London was started with the approach of identifying 3 problems in the art world and a need to change these problems: art being exclusive and elitist, certain deservingáartists not being celebrated, artists not having social recognition and relevancy.
  • Defining your "why" and your "story"
  • The importance of starting a business that connects with their audience on an emotional level

www.artistdecoded.com



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#65: "Banding Together + Mind Expansion + Seeking Creative Freedom" w/ Martin Wittfooth X Sergio Barrale Interviewed by Justin Hopkins


Fri, Feb 10, 2017


Justin Hopkins interviews Martin Wittfooth and Sergio Barrale.

Topics Discussed In This Episode:

  • Being in control of yourself even if you're not in control of outside forces
  • Sergio's car exploding while driving cross country
  • Plant medicines
  • Letting go of materialistic possessions
  • The importance of family
  • Not letting bad situations dictate your happiness
  • Psychedelic experiences
  • Martin leaving NYC to live in Woodstock
  • Reflections on Martin's dog Luna
  • Lessening one's own ego
  • Being lost in a big city
  • How Sergio and Martin met each other
  • UFC
  • Martin explains his work
  • Terence McKenna

www.artistdecoded.com



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#64: "Female Sexuality In Art" w/ Elly Smallwood


Tue, Feb 07, 2017


Originally from Ottawa, Elly Smallwood graduated from OCAD University in 2011 and now works as an artist in Toronto. Her paintings are intensely personal, a visual exploration of her mind and body, and those of the people around her.

Topics Discussed In This Episode:

  • Female sexuality in art
  • The ephemeral feelings involved while painting
  • Ron Mueck's sculptures
  • The business of art
  • Pricing artwork
  • Nymphomaniacs

á

www.nohwave.squarespace.com

www.artistdecoded.com/podcast/elly-smallwood



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#63: "Being Guided By The Process + Lament Asunder" w/ Adam Lee


Tue, Jan 24, 2017


Adam Lee is an Australian artist working from his country studio at the foothills of the Macedon Ranges just outside of Melbourne, Australia. His practice focuses on a re-interpretation of painting and drawing traditions andáreferences a wide range of sources, incorporating biblical narratives, natural history, historical and colonial documentary photography, contemporary music and film, and varying literary sources. Employing new evaluations of landscape painting and old world portraiture Lee investigates humanityĺs interface with the environment of the natural world and its relationship to ideas of a timeless zone of the divine.

Topics discussed in this episode:á

  • Accepting the unexpected
  • Allowing the process of creating artwork guide you
  • Embracing inspiration
  • Describes his newest body of work, "Lament Asunder"
  • Anselm Kiefer
  • Chris Ofili
  • Creative problem solving within paintings
  • Understanding writers block
  • The business side of the gallery system
  • Ben Abraham

www.artistdecoded.com



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#62: "On The Warrior's Path + Developing Mental Toughness and Resilience" w/ Daniele Bolleli


Tue, Jan 17, 2017


Daniele Bolelli is an Italian-born writer, martial artist, university professor, and podcaster. He is the author of several books including On the Warrior's Path. He's also known for his podcasts History On Fire and The Drunken Taoist.

  • How martial arts and physical activity can change your life
  • Developing mental toughness
  • The ability and willingness to challenge yourself
  • Making small improvements to your life
  • Joe Rogan
  • The reasons why he started his podcasts The Drunk Taoist and History On Fire
  • Existing as yourself
  • Living an unedited existence
  • Tackling fear
  • Understanding work from a conscious perspective

www.artistdecoded.com



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#61: "Adventure Painting" w/ Anthony Lister


Fri, Jan 13, 2017


Anthony Lister was born in Brisbane, Australia in 1979. He graduated from the Queensland College of Art in Brisbane in 2001 and traveled to New York soon after where he mentored under the auspices Max Gimblett, one of New Zealand's most influential living artists. Lister began painting on the streets at the age of 17; a location which has become a key part of his practice as a space where he can take pleasure in his 'hobby' of producing art rather than the 'craft' of studio work. He has since exhibited his work extensively within Australia and internationally both in the gallery and on the streets. He is considered to be one of Australiaĺs most renowned contemporary artists.

Topics Discussed:

  • The process of creating his artwork
  • Exploring the idea of "adventure painting"
  • A curious exploration of the dualities of life
  • Skateboarding abstracting itself into artwork
  • Creative and mental breakthroughs
  • Tactility of art changing or being lost with the advent of technologies
  • His virtual reality app
  • Decorating the apocalypse
  • Seeing artwork in the flesh
  • His love for the work of Egon Schiele

www.artistdecoded.com



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#60: "Overcoming Obstacles + Becoming Focused and Disciplined" w/ Yoshino X Cory Allen


Sat, Dec 31, 2016


Artist Decoded host, Yoshino, is interviewed by Cory Allen.

This interview was originally on Cory's podcast The Astral Hustle.

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#59: HONNE


Fri, Dec 16, 2016


HONNE is a UK based soul musical duoáformed by co-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist James Hatcher and frontman Andy Clutterbuck.

HONNE's name is derived from the Japanese words, honne and tatemae, which describe the contrast between a person's true feelings and desires (honne) and the behavior and opinions one displays in public (tatemae).

www.artistdecoded.com/podcast/honne



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#58: "Building A Creative Community" with Brian Shevlin (Con Artist Collective) Interviewed by Michael Donovan


Wed, Dec 07, 2016


Brian Shevlin is the owner and founder ofáThe Con Artist Collective whicháis an artist community, creative co-working space andágallery foundedáin early 2010. The collective is located in The Lower East Side in New York City. Theyáare an active community of creatives, curating group shows & social events, encouraging collaboration & inspiring imagination.

Interviewer for this episode is photographer and podcaster, Michael Donovan.

www.artistdecoded.com



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#57: "The Importance of Telling Your Own Story" with Ben Quilty


Fri, Dec 02, 2016


Ben Quilty was born in Sydney, Australia in 1973. He has an Honorary Doctorate from Western Sydney University, a Bachelor of Visual Arts from Sydney College of the Arts, a Bachelor of Visual Communication from the School of Design at the University of Western Sydney and certificate level studies in Aboriginal History and Culture from Monash University. Widely known for his thick, gestural oil paintings Quilty has explored a range of themes throughout his career. From the dangerous coming of age rituals of young Australian men, to the complex social history of our country, he is constantly critiquing notions of identity, patriotism and belonging.

He won the 2002 Brett Whitely Traveling Art Scholarship, the 2007 National Self Portrait Prize, the 2009 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, the 2011 Archibald Prize and most recently the Prudential Eye Award for Contemporary Art in Singapore.

His work is represented in the collections of the National Gallery of Australia, the Art Gallery of South Australia, The Art Gallery of New South Wales, QAGOMA and the Museum of Contemporary Art along with numerous regional and private collections.

Topics Discussed In This Episode:

  • Making work about who you are
  • Writer's block being a fallacy. How there's no shortage of things to talk about in your artwork.
  • Curating your artistic vision
  • His trip to Lebanon and following the Syrian border to view refugee camps
  • Using writing as a creative medium while traveling
  • His love and interest in human rights
  • Myuran Sukumaran's story and Ben's involvement with teaching him how to paint while Myuran was imprisoned in Indonesia for drug trafficking. Myuran was later executed by firing squad for the charges.
  • The debauchery of young masculinity
  • Western cultures lacking rites of passage ceremonies
  • The economic rationalization of education
  • Contemporary trends in the art market
  • Dissection of the survival and / or death of painting
  • David Hockney's iPad art
  • Spending time with his children
  • Australian Frontier Wars
  • Larrikinism
  • Vincent Namatjira

www.artistdecoded.com/podcast/ben-quilty



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#56: "Opening Access Points Of The Mind" with Matthew Ryan Herget Interviewed by Jarell Perry + Yoshino


Mon, Nov 28, 2016


Born December 21st, 1990; Matthew Ryan Herget is an emerging self-taught artist from Miami, FL.á

After attending University for two years, Herget opted to leave formal education to pursue his personal calling in life; to live as a contemporary explorer.á

Herget's work is what he calls, a "constant collaboration" between himself at all points in his life. The evolution of his work mimics the evolution of his own self - a student of life, the mind, nature, and spirituality; Herget continues to explore anew without losing the childlike confidence that propelled him to the person he is today.áEarlier paintings consist of juxtapositions of visual metaphors that tend to represent overcoming personal fears and limitations. These juxtapositions mix serious tones with playful imagery: an ode to finding who he is while at the same time never forgetting where he was.á

Newer paintings jump in and out of the boundaries of form and abstraction. Occasionally paintings are figurative while others take the shape of full on abstraction: a reflection of where Matthew is currently in his personal journey. Matthew's process in the studio is that of high-energy and adventure. Paintings usually begin with no set concept and evolve into a dialogue of mark-making and feeling between the painter and painting. Dozens of paintings are often worked on at the same time and rotated throughout the studio. His painting style relies heavily on instinct, risk, and uncertainty. Things that are learned today may be droppedátomorrowáin an effort to consistently keep oneself open to change and discovery. Herget's main focus is making the process the reward, and to allowing that process and inner voice to mold and evolve what comes of the process, as it pleases.á

ôEach piece is a journey in-and-of itself. Iĺm constantly trying to take it somewhere that I havenĺt been before. The way I paint is kind of a metaphor for who I am, and why Iĺm here. Itĺs not about taking it to a point where you can see something; itĺs about bringing it to a place where you can feel something. We all have a space suit on; whether it sits in the closet or goes to the moon is a choice we get to make. Itĺs a constant mission of finding ourselves. I think that pursuit is nurtured by consistently pushing ourselves further than we did yesterday. Thatĺs how we change, grow, and evolve. Thatĺs what these paintings are about. Itĺs pretty simple, but means a lot to me."

Matthew Ryan Herget currently works out of Los Angeles, CA.á

Topics Discussed In This Episode:

  • Psychedelics opening up mental portals
  • His adventures traveling
  • Artist For Peace And Justice in Haiti
  • Meditation and spirituality
  • His love for Eckhart Tolle books
  • Finding purpose as our work as an artist
  • Learning from the ways animals interact

www.artistdecoded.com/podcast/matthew-ryan-herget



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#55: "Create Like There's No Tomorrow" with Andrew Hem Interviewed by Justin Hopkins


Thu, Nov 24, 2016


Born during his parents' flight from Cambodia in the wake of the Khmer Rogue genocide, Andrew Hem grew up poised in the balance between two cultures - the rural animistic society of his Khmer ancestors, and the dynamic urban arts of the tough Los Angeles neighborhood where his family eventually came to rest. Fascinated by graffiti at an early age, he honed his skills with graphics and composition on the walls of the city before following a passion for figure drawing to a degree in illustration from Art Center College of Design. Working in gouache, oil and acrylic, he weaves atmospheric, richly textured narratives in a vivid palette of twilight blues enlivened by swaths of deep red and splashes of golden light. His haunting impressions of culture and landscape evoke the life of the spirit through the visionary manifestation of memories and dreams.

Over the six years since his graduation from Art Center with a B.F.A. in Illustration, Andrew Hem has exhibited in venues worldwide, from Jonathan LeVine Gallery in New York and the Portsmouth Museum of Art in New Hampshire to solo and group exhibitions in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Seattle, Portland, Nashville, Miami, Toronto, Zurich and Leece, Italy. He has lectured at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, and Ringling College of Art and Design in Florida. His personal work has been featured in Beyond Illustration, the Society of Illustrators annual, Communication Arts, Spectrum, American Illustration, 3x3, Swallow and Hi-Fructose, among others, and his illustration clients have included The Atlantic, New Scientist, the Los Angeles Times, the Fort Worth Opera, Adidas and Lucky Brand Jeans. He lives and works in Los Angeles.

www.artistdecoded.com/podcast/andrew-hem



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#54: "Questions To Foster Creative Thinking" w/ Paul Jung


Mon, Nov 14, 2016


Paul Jung is a New York based artist, born in Taiwan, grew up in Australia, and educated in Italy. Jung received his BFA in graphic design in Milan, Italy, from the Istituto Europeo di Design in 2009, and his MFA from School of Visual Arts for Fashion Photography in 2013. Currently he works on an ongoing collaboration with fashion designer Melitta Baumeister. Jung has currently two published photographic books, and explores hyperreal environment in photography and film.á

www.artistdecoded.com/podcast/paul-jung



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#53: "Expect The Unexpected" with Eddie Bravo feat. Hannah Vandermolen X Yoshino


Tue, Nov 08, 2016


Eddie Bravo is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt under Jean Jacques Machado. Bravo made his mark in competitive Jiu Jitsu by submitting Royler Gracie at ADCC Championship (2003), after which he launched his 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu program which became widely publicized and gathered a huge following in the grappling and MMA circuits. Eddie's views on grappling, heavily reliant on positions such as "the rubber guard", "the twister" and "the lock down", caught the eye of several MMA fighers who sought Bravo to learn the system, fighters such as Alan Belcher, Matt Horwich, and Vinny Magalhaes.á

Hosted by: Yoshino X Hannah Vandermolen

www.artistdecoded.com/podcast/eddiebravo



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#52: "Understanding Failure" with Olivia Bee


Wed, Oct 26, 2016


Olivia Bee (born in Portland,áOregon, 1994) is photographer based in Brooklyn, NY, and Los Angeles, CA. After the recognition received for her photographs on social media. Converse commissioned Bee, at the age of fifteen, to shoot her first ad. She has since gone on to shoot campaigns for brands such as Hermes, Levi's, and editorial features for publications such as Vogue, New York, the New York Times, and Le Monde. Her photography has been featured in three solo shows at Agnes B. New York, Apeture, New York, and Bernal Espacio, Madrid. She is intrigued by the beauty of everyday life and how the beauty of memories (real or imagined) touches us.

Topics Discussed In This Episode:

  • Passion
  • Combining talent, drive, and passion
  • Her thoughts on failing and the importance of it
  • Being intentional while at the same time leaving room for spontaneous occurrences to happen
  • Her narrative character studies
  • Her love for Neil Young's vulnerability and honesty
  • Pouring your heart and soul into your process
  • Exploring fear and going down the rabbit hole
  • Recognizing all things that make you human
  • Listening to your instincts

á

www.artistdecoded.com/podcast/olivia-beeá



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#51: "The Intersection Between Films and Paintings" with Duke Johnson feat. Casey Baugh + Yoshino


Sat, Oct 15, 2016


Duke Johnson is a graduate of NYC and the American Film Institute. Anomalisa, which Duke directed alongside Charlie Kaufman, is his first feature film and was nominated for an Academy Award in the Animated Feature Film category. Duke's previous credits include the Adult Swim shows Moral Orel, Mary Shelley's Frankenhole and Beforel Orel. He directed the Emmy Award winning episode of NBC's Community: Abed's Uncontrollable Christmas.

Topics Discussed In This Episode:

  • Spirituality
  • How he met collaborative partner Dino Stamatopoulos
  • Collaborating with Charlie Kaufman
  • A film being a metaphor
  • Approaching film from a visual standpoint
  • Necessity being the mother of creativity
  • The gap between your taste leveláand your ability

www.artistdecoded.com



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#50: "Cerebral Vs. Emotional Creation" with Saman Kesh


Sun, Oct 09, 2016


Saman Kesh is an Iranian-American filmmaker based in Los Angeles, California, United States. He is known for his narrative music video work for notable artists such as Basement Jaxx, Calvin Harris, Kygo, Placebo, !!! (chk chk chk), Vitalic, Apparat and Porter Robinson.



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#49: Tunde Adebimpe (TV On The Radio) Interviewed by Justin Hopkins + Yoshino


Sun, Oct 09, 2016


Tunde Adebimpe is a musician, actor, director, and visual artist best known as the lead singer of the critically acclaimed band TV On The Radio.



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#48: "Embracing and Loving Yourself" with Byron Spencer


Thu, Oct 06, 2016


With a body of work spanning fashion photograph, art, and film, Byron Spencer's origins in these fields began through experimentations in documenting the styles and eccentricities of the world around him. This led to his own fashion columns at the Sun Herald and Grazia Magazine.á

Transitioning into fashion photography, his highly visual and playful work has lent imagery to publications such as Vogue Italia, Dazed and Confused, i-D Magazine and many more.

Byron's advertisement campaigns include ASOS, Top Shop, Pierre Cardin, etc.

His work now expands itself into the realm of film and music, again experimenting and following an intuition that pushes his techniques and inspirations to create original and vibrant content.



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#47: "Music As A Vessel For Communication" with Tim Bettinson (Vancouver Sleep Clinic)


Fri, Sep 09, 2016


Tim Bettinson makes fearless music. The guiding creative force behind Vancouver Sleep Clinic, one of the great under-the-radar success stories of the last couple of years, he boldly blurs the lines between styles and genres, mixing elements of rowdy indie rock, sophisticated folk, bumping R&B, sweeping film soundtracks, and anything else at hand. More crucially, his full-length debut, evocatively titled Revival, never shies from messy emotions or big moments, be embraces them as the essence of affecting, deeply emotional, highly sophisticated music. This is music that reaches out unabashedly to the entire world. This is music that dares.

Bettinson currently resides in Brisbane, Australia.

www.artistdecoded.com



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#46: "Reflections On The Human Condition" with Jean-Paul Mallozzi Interviewed by Erik Castellanos


Mon, Aug 15, 2016


Jean-Paul Mallozzi was born and raised in Queens NYC, and received a scholarship to attend the Rhode Island School Of Design (RISD). Mallozzi was born and raised in Queens, New York, and received a scholarship to attend the Rhode Island School Of Design (RISD). He graduated with B.F.A and has since been highly collected with international exhibitions in galleries, museums and major collections the world over.

Jean-Paul Mallozzi's work explores the broad spectrum of the human condition. Ranging from youthful to mature content, the work encompasses and reveals the idea that while emotions are amorphous, each one emits a color that echoes complex emotional states that all of us can relate to--no matter what language we happen to speak.

www.artistdecoded.com



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#45: "Meditation, Psychedelics, and Operating From The Heart" with Sean Dunne


Thu, Aug 04, 2016


Sean Dunne made his feature-film-directing debut with OXYANA, a portrait of a small coal-mining town caught in the grips of the Oxycontin epidemic. OXYANA premiered at Tribeca Film Festival in 2013 where Dunne won the award for Best New Documentary Director as well as a received a Special Jury Mention for Best Documentary.á

Dunne has also directed several short documentaries including: THE ARCHIVE (nominated for an Emmy in 2011), MAN IN VAN, THE BOWLER, STRAY DAWG, BLACK BIKE WEEK, TRUMP RALLY and AMERICAN JUGGALO (named documentary of the year for 2011 by the website, Short of the Week). In 2015, Sean Dunne released the micro-feature FLORIDA MAN as well as a feature about online sex workers titled CAM GIRLZ.á

Hailed as the ômaster of fringe Americanaö for his ability to honestly capture half-mythical corners of the country, Dunneĺs approach to documentary is to give his subjects the ease and opportunity to find their own voice and his viewers the freedom to form their own conclusions.á

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#44: "The Future of VR Storytelling" with Shari Frilot (Sundance Film Festival + New Frontier)


Wed, Aug 03, 2016


SHARI FRILOT, SENIOR PROGRAMMER, SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL & CHIEF CURATOR, NEW FRONTIER ôStories work in deep, sensuous, biochemical ways and define how we see ourselves, how we see the world, and how we imagine our future. I love storytellers who push me beyond what I know and encourage me to see differently.ö

Shari joined the programming team in 1998 and currently focuses on American and World Cinema dramatic features, as well as films that experiment and push the boundaries of conventional storytelling. She is also the curator and driving creative force behind New Frontier at Sundance, a program highlighting work that expands cinema culture through the convergence of film, art and new media technology.

As Co-Director of Programming for Outfest from 1998-2001, she founded the Platinum section, which introduced cinematic installation and performance to the festival. From 1993-1996, Frilot served as Festival Director of MIX: The New York Experimental Lesbian & Gay Film Festival. During that time, she also co-founded the first gay Latin American film festivals, MIX BRASIL and MIX M?XICO. Shari is a filmmaker and recipient of multiple grants from institutions including the Ford Foundation and the Rockefeller Media Arts Foundation. She is a graduate of Harvard/Radcliffe & the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program.

www.artistdecoded.com



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#43: "Horror Surrealism" with Blake Neubert


Mon, Aug 01, 2016


Blake Paul Neubert is a Colorado artist that focuses on figurative painting. He references themes from his experiences working in the criminal justice field with substance abuse and mental illness. He is the Co-Founder of Death of a Coworker.

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • Growing up in Wyoming
  • Childhood
  • How painting gave him a tool to fit in with the other kids
  • Pushing through failures
  • How working in the criminal justice / judicial field influences the way he views the world
  • His new body of work coming from a deeply personal and dark place
  • Leaving behind a legacy
  • Not getting distracted by our own ego and self-image
  • The emotional rollercoaster of trying to have a career in the arts
  • The harsh realities of being an artist
  • Uninformed perspectives on how much quality paintings are worth
  • How we're living in a world run by technology, which has its pros and cons. We have accessibility to everything, however because of this it has a ripple effect that devalues things that once held a stronger value.
  • How Death of a Coworker came to be

www.artistdecoded.com



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#42: "Music Video Directing" with Tim Mattia


Sat, Jul 30, 2016


Tim Mattia is a director and photographer currently living between Los Angeles & London. Tim has filmed with artists including Coldplay, The 1975, Troye Sivan, Muse, Arcarde Fire, Arctic Monkeys, Deftones, Florence and the Machine, Jack White... etc.

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • His experience moving to Los Angeles from London
  • Artists losing their mystique because of social media
  • Beautiful mistakes happening on set
  • Writing treatments for companies and music videos
  • Troye Sivan
  • The 1975


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#41: "The Balance Between Art And Life" with Alex Beck


Tue, Jul 26, 2016


Alex Beck is an award-winning painter and illustrator who maintains a studio in Richmond, Virginia. He is known for his uncommonly versatile work in oil, acrylic, and gouache.

Beck was formally trained at Ringling College of Art and Design. He also expanded his training at the Illustration Academy in Kansas City, Missouri, The Masters Class at Amherst, Massachusetts, and The Art League of Alexandria, Virginia where he previously taught at.

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • Films
  • The balance between life and creating art
  • Art as a narrative told as a single statement
  • Finding love within ourself
  • Not letting aálack of technical knowledge detour usáfrom creating work
  • Creating a personal "vocabulary" with ouráwork
  • Giving back and adding value into other's lives

www.artistdecoded.com



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#40: "A Filmmaker's Journey" with Grant Singer


Fri, Jul 22, 2016


Grant Singeráis a filmmaker who has quickly become one of todayĺs most in demand music video directors.áIn July 2015áStereogumánamed him "the best music video director in the world."áHe has directed numerous music videos for The Weeknd, Skrillex, Future, Ariana Grande, Rae Sremmurd, J. Balvin & Pharrell, Vic Mensa & Kanye West, Sky Ferreira, Ariel Pink, Travis Scott, Young Thug, Phantogram, Tobias Jesso Jr., and Foxygen among others.á

In 2016 Grant was selected in the prestigious Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors' Showcase at the Cannes Lions. Grant was nominated for best music video director at Berlinĺs VMA 2015 for "Dazed Inn Daydreamsö andáwas recently included in an exhibit at The Photographer's Gallery in London, which featured the most visionary music video directors working today.á

www.artistdecoded.com



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#39: "Archetypes and Mythology" with WIFE


Mon, Jul 18, 2016


WIFE, A trinity of illusory performance makers, is an all sensory theatrical experience born of three Los Angeles based artists, Jasmine Albuquerque, Kristen Leahy, and Nina McNeely. Her creations combine surrealist animations via áprojection mapping, sculpture, original music and costumes, using movement and dance as the vehicle for storytelling. WIFE harnesses old and new technology to illuminate enduring mystical phenomena and ancient archetypes that resonate throughout humankindĺs collective unconscious. She is a magician of picture and light, of movement and sound, reflecting rescued dreams and the subtleties of human behavior. She is the daughter, sister and mother of all people set apart.

www.artistdecoded.com



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#38: "Creating Healthy Collaborations + The Mistake Room" with Derek DelGaudio + Glenn Kaino


Tue, Jul 05, 2016


Derek DelGaudio is a writer, performance artist, and two-time Academy of Magical Arts Award winning magician. He wrote and starred in the show,áNothing To Hide.áHe was selected to be the Artist in Residenceáfor Walt Disney Imagineering. Derek co-founded, along with Glenn Kaino, the performance-art collective, A.BANDIT. He has staged works at LA>

Glenn Kainoáis a conceptual artist based in Los Angeles. In 2012 he was selected by the U.S. Department of State to represent the country in the 13th International Cairo Biennale, and he has had additional solo exhibitions at The Andy Warhol Museum, The Studio Museum in Harlem, Grand Arts, The Modern Ft. Worth, The Whitney Museum, MOCA San Diego, and REDCAT among others. He has also been included in numerous group exhibitions such as the 12th Lyon Biennial, Whitney Biennial, Performa 09, and Prospect.3.

IN & OF ITSELFáis a show constructed as a metaphoric labyrinth, filled with allegorical illusions, and centered around a single paradoxical truth.á

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#37: "Discussing Writer's Block + Loving the Present Moment" with Matt Skiba (Blink-182 + Alkaline Trio) Interviewed by Hannah Vandermolen + Yoshino


Fri, Jul 01, 2016


Matt Skiba is an American musician, singer and songwriter known for his role as the co-lead vocalist and guitarist of the bands Alkaline Trio and Blink-182. Skiba began performing with Blink-182 in March 2015. He appears of the band's seventh album, California, released on July 1st, 2016.á

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • He talks about his experience with joining Blink-182
  • Practicing meditiation
  • Being happy / enjoying the present moment
  • Creativity coming from a place of contentment as opposed to being inspired by dramatic experiences in one's life
  • Using the past as a well of inspiration
  • His love for writers Cormac McCarthy, Erik Larson, and Charles Bukowski
  • Getting out of writer's block
  • The process of creating the newest Blink-182 album, California

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#36: "Constructive Collaborations + The Ebb and Flow of Creating Art" with Andrew Thomas Huang


Wed, Jun 22, 2016


Artist filmmaker Andrew Thomas Huang lives and works in Los Angeles. He studied Fine Art and Animation at the University of Southern California, graduating in 2007.

Huang's film and video work have been exhibited at the MoMA, NYC; MoMA PS1; The Barbican Centre, London; Potmasters Gallery, NYC; and the MoCA, Los Angeles.

As an experimental filmmaker whose work bridges the gap between video art and film, he has developed a strong reputation for his collaborative practice, having worked extensively with Icelandic artist Bjork, as well as Radiohead's Thom Yorke, the Icelandic band Sigur Ros among others.

Topics discussed on this episode:

  • How learning how to figure draw changed the way he generated ideas
  • His thesis project in college, entitled "Doll Face", was the first video he posted on Youtube. He released it in 2006 and it was received very well. This video marked the first realization of the viability of online video content to him.
  • His journey into the world of filmmaking after college
  • How the creation of his short film in 2012, Solipsist, made a huge impact on the current trajectory of his career
  • Collaborating with Atoms For Peace, Bjork and Sigur Ros
  • The importance of storyboarding
  • The ebb and flows of creating art
  • The importance of promoting your work

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#35: "Searching For "IT" with Tim Barber Interviewed by Michael Donovan


Mon, Jun 20, 2016


Tim Barber (b. Feb. 5th 1979) grew up in Amherst Massachusetts, lived for a few years in the mountains of Northern Vermont, studied photography in Vancouver B.C. and now lives in New York City. A photographer, curator and designer, Barber worked as the photo editor for Vice Magazine (2003-2005) and founded the online gallery and image archive tinyvices.com (2005-2012), which was released as a free App (2010) and evolved into time-and-space.tv (2013-2016), a curated community platform for artists. Barber co-curated the inaugural New York Photo Festival (2008), curated / edited a series of five monographs published by the Aperture Foundation (2008) and launched the independent publishing house TV Books (2008-2010).

Ideas expressed in this episode:

  • Art being able to communicate messages that words can't describe
  • Creating, manifesting, capturing, hunting for... "IT"
  • The podcast highlighting todays "unsung heroes". These artists have the potential to eventually become "cult classics".
  • Our jobáas an artistáis to translate experiences and to share them with the world
  • Different levels of dimensions and consciousness
  • Virtual realityábecoming a part of reality
  • Living with love and fear in our lives. Creating a no fear zone
  • Becoming Photo Editor for Vice
  • Conversations becoming artworks within themselves
  • Trying to live withináa non-consumerist way of life
  • The art world being a vast sea of hits and misses. Being both deep and shallow.
  • Our relationshipáwith our own truths and universal truths


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#34: "Chapters" with Yuna Interviewed by Jarell Perry + Yoshino


Tue, Jun 14, 2016


Yuna is a Malaysian pop vocalist and guitarist. Yuna talks about her newest album "Chapters".

Topics covered in this episode:

  • Southeast Asian ghost stories
  • Scary movies
  • On her desire to act
  • Growing up watching Bollywood and Hollywood films
  • Explaining her identity as a Malaysian born singer / songwriter
  • Discovering nuances of her identity
  • Clearing the air on certain Muslim stereotypes
  • The importance of not losing yourself in the entertainment industry
  • Her desire to make people aware of human rights issues
  • Being in touch with your own personal journey and organic growth as an artist
  • Everything one does as an artist being a preparation for the next step
  • Learning to enjoy every moment and to embrace people for who they are
  • The connection she has with her fans
  • Transitioning from law school to a full-time music career, encouraged by her parents
  • Her new album "Chapters"

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#33: "Practicing Self-Development" with Isamaya Ffrench


Sat, Jun 11, 2016


Isamaya Ffrench is a makeup interdisciplinary artist whose clients included Junya Wantanabe, YSL Beauty, Chanel, Selfridges, Nike, and Camper. She works with magazines / publications such as Vogue, Love, Dazed and Novembre. She is the UK Brand Ambassador of YSL Beaute. She splits her time between London and Paris.

Topics covered:

  • Self discovery through artistry
  • The importance of collaboration
  • Creating a creative dialogue with collaborative partners
  • Trusting those who you collaborate with
  • Having ideas and executing them
  • Self-development
  • Personal approaches to beauty
  • Mental wellness
  • Psychotherapy
  • Being comfortable in one's own skin
  • Life being a constant flow of change
  • Letting go


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#32: "Being of Service and Creating Value" with Yoshino Interviewed by Noah Lampert


Tue, May 24, 2016


A special episode featuring Artist Decoded's host, Yoshino, interviewed by Noah Lampert.

Topics discussed: confidence, breaking down limiting beliefs and mental barriers, being of service and creating value, the intersection of art and consciousness, starting Artist Decoded, his work as a photographer... Etc.

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#31: "Filmmaking and Breaking The Mold" with Rose McGowan


Fri, May 06, 2016


After many years in front of the camera acting for the likes of Brian DePalma, Quentin Tarantino, Wes Craven, Robert Rodriguez, among many others, Rose McGowan has turned her eye to directing. She premiered her directorial debut, the short film, Dawn at the Sundance Film Festival. It garnered not only critical praise, but a Grand Jury Prize nomination and qualified for the Academy Awards. McGowan is now preparing for her feature length debut.

Rose continues to evolve with explorations into music, she released her first single in the Fall after many years recording under different names, and virtual reality which she is currently creating several projects around this medium.

Today is a new era for McGowan - who seeks to create meaningful, artful work that inspires.

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#30: "Aggressive vs. Gentle Expression + Embracing Your Inner Child" with Daniel Sannwald


Sat, Apr 30, 2016


Born in Germany in 1979, Daniel Sannwald is emerging as one of the true original voices in contemporary photography. In a landscape dominated by referential and repetitive imagery, Daniel is establishing a strong and recognizable signature that is already catching the attention of some of the most influential trendsetters in the fashion and photography industries. His surrealistic and hauntingly beautiful images speak of a world where Fashion and Art meet to reveal a unique narrative. Daniel studied at the Royal Academy in Antwerp (MA Honours) and is now based in London.

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#29: "Death and Decay" with Timothy Wilson Interviewed by Justin Hopkins


Fri, Apr 22, 2016


Timothy Wilson is a painter based in Maine. He works from direct painting on location and expounds upon his studies in larger studio paintings. Both a meditative ritual and obsessive dedication, his daily outings in stormy, serene, and inclement weather to coastal Atlantic locations help inform an experiential vocabulary and expressionist mark making. After years of portrait and figurative work, Timothy merged his holistic concepts of the ocean, landscape, and figure; aiming to find a more abstract and resonate image through the natural deconstruction of imagery.


Timothy keeps a permanent studio on the coast of Maine. He teaches (occasionally) at the Maine College of Art. He received his BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2008.

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#28: "Trends In The Advertising World + Searching For New Talent" with Sabrina Bajaj


Sun, Apr 17, 2016


"After receiving my BFA in photography from Art Center College of Design I spent a year shooting professionally. From there I moved on to producing, first in magazines, then in advertising where I have worked for the past 9 years.áAs a senior art producer, I'm continuously surrounded by inspiring artists whose work I feel should be enjoyed by everyone. I've created atinyspace.com to share the work of the many talented artists I am moved by everyday." - Sabrina Bajaj

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#27: Constantly Challenging Her Aesthetic + An Explanation of "Voyeur" with Vanessa Prager


Wed, Mar 30, 2016


Vanessa Prager is an America artist, born and raised in Los Angeles, CA.

Known mainly for her large-scale, abstract oil paintings, Prager's main subject is the face. Perception, perspective and information flow are all central themes to her work, which became more widely recognized after her exhibition,áDreamersá- a series of "imagined" portraits which cross the border between the figurative and the abstract - opened and sold out completely, in Spring 2015.

In January 2016, Prager's first solo exhibition in NYC, Voyeur, opened with favorable reviews. The Huffington Post described the works as "densely layered paintings, with pigment applied so thickly it forms its own topography", elaborating that, "various strokes of color - a ribbon of white like a squirt of toothpaste, a sharp silver of green like a fish darting by - come together to form different visual narratives."á

Currently Vanessa Prager is represented by Richard Heller, Los Angeles and The Hole, NYC.

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#26: Joshua Hagler (Painter) X Maja Ruznic (Painter) Interviewed by Yoshino + Erik Castellanos


Mon, Mar 14, 2016


Joshua Hagler has worked for over a decade in the San Francisco Bay Area until recently relocating to Los Angeles. áKnown mainly for his large-scale semi-figurative canvases, the work has followed a natural evolution in the artists's personal exploration and anxiety around religious thought and its history. áSince 2006, he has exhibited his paintings and multi-media installations through North America and Europe, including several solo exhibitions.

Working for over a decade in the San Francisco Bay Area, Joshua Hagler recently relocated to Los Angeles.á The work has followed a natural evolution in the artistsĺs personal exploration and anxiety around religious thought and its history. áCurrently, research and work looks toward Westward Expansion in 19th-century United States as a means of exhuming a kind of poetry of amnesia and redemptive yearning in colonists, settlers and their descendents.á

Since 2006, he has exhibited his paintings, videos, and multi-media installations throughout North America and Europe, including several solo exhibitions. áôBetween Winds,ö submitted here for the Transart Triennale is currently a part of Haglerĺs traveling solo exhibition ôThe Adoptedö first appearing at La Sierra University in Riverside, California and now at JAUS Gallery in Los Angeles.

In 2013, Hagler traveled for three months with collaborator Maja Ruznic through Eastern and Western Europe and the Middle East making art with war refugees, orphans, and the terminally ill while creating the art book DRIFT.á 2013 also included guest lecturing at the Krannert Art Museum at the University of Illinois, and solo show The Unsurrendered at the university gallery.

In 2012, his animated video projection ôThe Evangelistsö was based on interviews with four middle-aged men dealing with psychological trauma and included Haglerĺs former neighbor who burned down their mutual San Francisco apartment building in 2007. The piece was later selected to exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami and the Royal Institute in Adelaide, Australia. á

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Maja Ruznic was born in Bosnia & Hercegovina in 1983 and came to the United States as a refugee in 1992.á She currently lives and works in Los Angeles.á Ruznic studied Psychology and Art at UC Berkeley and received her MFA from the California College of the Arts in 2009.á She has exhibited in Japan, Turkey, Belgium, Sweden, Germany, Austria, France, Puerto Rico, Texas, Los Angeles and San Francisco.á Her painting "The Mother of All Evil" was featured on the cover of New American Paintings in 2011 (Pacific Coast Section, Number 97).á Ruznicĺs work is included in the Jiminez-Colon Collection (Puerto Rico) and she recently received the Dave Bown (9th semiannual competition) Award of Excellence.á She was a featured artist in JUXTAPOZ art magazine in the Septemeber 2014 issue. á
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Last year, Ruznicĺs first international solo show, ôYellow Throat Ribsö at Galerie dĺYs was a great success.á Congruent with the solo show, Ruznic was also represented by Candyland Gallery at the Supermarket Art Fair in Stockholm, Sweden through which the Public Arts Commission acquired two of Ruznicĺs paintings.
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In 2016, Ruznic will have a solo exhibition at Jack Fischer Gallery titled ôSoil As Witnessö, which will consists of large oil paintings, small works on paper as well as sculptures.á She will also be a part of áôWerewolfö a group exhibition at Charlie James Gallery in Los Angles, as well as ôBetween Worldsö, a group exhibition at Arc Gallery in San Francisco, in which all the artists were refugees or deal with the themes of immigration and Diaspora in their work.


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#25: Chadwick Tyler (Photographer) Interviewed by Michael Donovan (Photographer)


Mon, Mar 07, 2016


American photographer Chadwick Tyler has an eccentric savant-like approach to the still image. He has an instinctive ability to relate to his subject. His images are often labeled as evocative. (Source: Cartel And CO)

Michael Donovan is a prolific multi-disciplined creative visionary born in Spokane, WA.



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#24: "Variant Paths" with Seamus Conley Interviewed by John Wentz


Sun, Feb 28, 2016


Seamus Conley is a Los Angeles native now living and working in San Francisco, CA. A recipient of the Pollock Krasner Foundation Award his paintings have been exhibited in galleries throughout the US, including a solo Museum exhibit at The Lancaster, CA Museum of Art and History. His work has been featured in publications such as Hi Fructose, Art ltd, SF Examiner, SF Weekly, Empty Mag, and American Art Collector.

John Wentz is a contemporary painter whose process resides in an area between rigid technicality and honest expression. áWorking within the classical idiom of the human figure, his goal is to reduce and simplify the image to it's core fundamentals: composition, color, and paint application. áPaint application and brush strokes are broad and simplified as a means to connect and convey these ideas to the viewer in a way that only painting can.

John was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. áHis interest in art began at the age of 6 when he first discovered Batman and Spiderman comic books. áAfter years of copying comics panel by panel he worked in the commercial arts as a muralist, billboard creator and freelance illustrator. áAfter learning to paint by doing airbrushed billboards, he decided to pursue Fine Art and work in oils. áSince then, he has had 3 solo exhibitions in San Francisco and numerous group exhibitions both nationally and internationally. áHis works have appeared in many publications and have won multiple awards.



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#23: "Flesh Sculptures" with Asger Carlsen


Sat, Feb 20, 2016


Danish photographer Asger Carlsen began his career at 16 when he sold a photo he took of the police yelling at him and his friends for burning a picket fence to the local paper. For the next ten years Asger worked as a crime photographer before moving on to shooting ads for magazines. Then one day while messing around on his computer he created an image of a face with a bunch of eyes that led him to the distorted photographs he has become known for. His eerie and often humorous work makes you question what is human, and has been exhibited and published internationally. (Source: Milene Larsson for Vice)



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#22: "Collaborating in the Modern Day + Death of a Coworker" with Benjamin Bjorklund Interviewed by Blake Paul Neubert


Sat, Feb 13, 2016


Benjamin Bjorklund is a painter basedáin Uppsala, Sweden.

Spending the majority of his time in Sweden, Ben enjoys a simple life based in a small rustic 19th century wooden farm house shared with his Great Dane and muse, Solomon, and a menagerie of pets including rabbits, guinea pigs, mice and rats.

Finding inspiration in everyday life, Ben regularly seeks to interpret through his paintings the emotions and characters of the beings that surround him. He keeps his compositions and focal points simplistic, ensuring his subjects remain within reach. Subjects such as Solomon, both wild and domestic animals and family members feature predominately, though he also works from old photos and memories as references.

Ben's figurative and portraiture work can, at times, depict scenes bordering on the surreal with characters influenced by those around him existing in various physical or emotional situations. These are usually emphasised through the use of abstracted light and darts of colour. These, Ben refers to as 'happy mistakes' being borne from spontaneous actions and serving to focus the viewer's attention whilst adding to the emotional impact on the viewer.

Blake Paul Neubertáis a Colorado artist that focuses of figurative painting. He references themes from his experiences working in the Criminall Justice field with substance abuse and mental illness. He is the Co-Founder of Death of a Coworker.



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#21: "Juxtaposition" with Phil Hale


Fri, Feb 05, 2016


Phil Hale was born in 1963 and raised in Kenya and Massachusetts. He was apprenticed to painter Rick Berry when he was sixteen, and moved to London when he was twenty-one. His early career is strongly associated with the books he illustrated for Stephen King. In the 90s he produced work for Warner Bros, Playboy, DC, Sony, Penguin and others. By 1999 he had transitioned to portraiture, and commissions included Muttiah Muralitharan for Lords Cricket Grounds (MCC), Thomas Ades of the National Portrait Gallery, and Tony Blair's official portrait for the Houses of Westminster. His fine art has been show throughout Europe and the US at numerous galleries and institutions. His most recent show was Life Wants to Live at the Jonathan Levine Gallery in NYC. Published collections of his work included Mockingbirds / Relaxeder, Urge Ourselves Under, Record Separator, Empire, and Black Crack.á



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#20: "Collaborating With Spike Lee and J.J. Abrams + Independent Cinema + Ideation Through Isolation" with Julius Onah


Sun, Jan 31, 2016


Julius Onah is a Nigerian-American filmmaker, who was raised in Arlington, VA and Washington D.C. after having lived in the Philippines, Nigeria, Togo, and the United Kingdom. He currently resides in Los Angeles, CA. In the summer of 2010 he was selected as one of Filmmaker Magazine's 25 New Faces of Independent Film and in 2013 as one of Studio System's 10 Up and Up Feature Directors. áOnah's films include "The Girl is in Trouble" with executive producer Spike Lee. He is currently in development on "The God Particle" with producer J.J. Abrams and Paramount Pictures.



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#19: "Craft Vs. Art" with Greg Puciato + Jesse Draxler


Sun, Jan 24, 2016


Greg Puciato is most well known for his explosive and unpredictable recorded and live performance work with The Dillinger Escape Plan, the critically acclaimed experimental technical hardcore/metal band that he has been a member of since 2001. Their most recent full length release was 2013's "One of Us is the Killer."

In 2012, he, along with Joshua Eustis (Telefon Tel Aviv, Sons of Magdalene, ex-NIN) and Steve Alexander (former Dillinger and NIN tech) formed The Black Queen, an electronic based art-pop trio. Their first full length "Fever Daydream" is released on January 29th 2016.

Born in Baltimore, MD, Greg currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.

Jesse Draxler is a fine artist, illustrator, art director and designer currently working out of Los Angeles, CA.á

His works are representations of the feelings he has been working through all his life. áFeelings that arise while confronted with a past that is relatively unknown, a future that seems as daunting and horrifying as it does exciting, and a present in which he often feels stale and out of touch with himself. áAll with the undercurrent of death forever lurking subtly under the surface of everything he creates.



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#18: "Inspiration Through A Multitude Of Sources" with Emilio Villalba


Mon, Jan 18, 2016


A Southern California native, Emilio Villalba received his BFA from the Art Institute of California in 2006, and his MFA in Painting from the Academy of Art University in 2011. áHe currently lives in San Francisco where he teaches at the Art Institute of California and Cogswell College.

"My portraits are inspired by master works, as well as the contemporary human condition. áThey explore the dissonance created when the familiar is fractured and distorted by outside influence." - Emilio Villalba



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#17: On Creating The Weeknd's "In The Night" Music Video with BRTHR


Fri, Jan 08, 2016


BRTHR is a director duo, known for their euphoric, speed ramped music videos and creative content.á

Tokyo born Alex Lee, and New York native Kyle Wightman became quick friends while attending The School of Visual Arts in NYC, and went on to launch BRTHR in the fall of 2012. Both Alex and Kyle are well versed in the realms of editing, photography and their bold graphic style utilizes VFX frequently.



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#16: "A State Of Constant Evolution" with Nicolas Uribe


Fri, Jan 01, 2016


"I was born in cozy Madison, WI, but ever since that day I have not set foot on Wisconsin again. In all honesty, I havenĺt really been actively avoiding this generous land of cheese and beer. Given the very attractive winters that this icebox of a state has to offer, I was happy that my parents decided to return to Colombia before my first birthday. I spent my first 17 years in Bogot? and after finishing High School I went to New York to study Illustration in SVA. After graduating I worked at Evergreene Painting Studios, a mural painting studio, and at The Studio, an illustration studio where I did animatics, storyboards, print jobs, together with some illustration jobs (paperbacks, jackets, etc). After two years of constant and diligently supervised drawing, I decided to go back home to Colombia and be free to paint full time. What was a hard decision at first, turned into the best career move. I have been able to paint what I love, and be surrounded by friends and family. Today, I am happily married and live with my beautiful wife Claudia in Bogot? who just gave birth to our first baby, Samuel. He quickly became the reason I work." - Nicolas Uribe



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Final Words For 2015


Mon, Dec 28, 2015


"Love you all! áI had a few thoughts for the end of the year.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!" - Yoshino



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#15: "Exploring Obsessions + A Documentarian's Long Form Journey" with Stacy Kranitz Interviewed by Isaac Bauman


Mon, Dec 14, 2015


Stacy Kranitz's work explores history, representation and otherness within the documentary tradition. She uses both moving and still images to consider social constructs while commenting on this tradition and challenging its boundaries.

Stacy was born in Kentucky. She received her BFA from New York University and her MFA from the University of California, Irvine. Her work has been featured in publications including Adbusters, Elle, Granta, Mother Jones, New York Times Magazine, Oxford American, Rolling Stone, Vice, and Wired. She is represented by Little Big Man Gallery in Los Angeles.



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#14: "Naive Vs. Sentimental Artists + The Search For Honesty And Clarity" with Alex Kanevsky


Sat, Dec 05, 2015


Alex Kanevsky was born in Russia in 1963. He studied mathematics at Vilnius University in Lithuania before coming to the United States. After his arrival to Philadelphia in 1983 he worked as Russian translator, illustrator at the Psychiatric Nursing Magazine and drew pictures for the telephone book advertisements. After attending PAFA (1989-93) and winning a Pew Fellowship (1997) he devoted himself to painting full time. Alex Kanevsky lives and works in Philadelphia. He has exhibited his work in the United States, Canada, France, Italy, UK and Ireland. His work is represented by Hollis Taggart Gallery in NY and Dolby Chadwick Gallery in San Francisco. He teaches a painting seminar at PAFA.



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#13: The On-Going Narrative with Brittany Markert


Tue, Dec 01, 2015


Brittany Markert received her B.S. in Mathematics from Santa Clara University in 2010. áIn 2012 she enrolled in a printing workshop at International Center of Photography and has since been self-taught in traditional darkroom printing.

In-Rooms, her current photography project, began in the winter of 2011. áSince 2014 it has taken form as an ongoing narrative documenting a surreal adaptation of her most vibrant thoughts, memories and dreams.

Brittany resides in Brooklyn, NY.



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#12: Honing In On The Subconscious - Nathaniel Evans


Tue, Nov 24, 2015


Nathaniel's paintings are like little ghost stories drawn from a childhood in Appalachia under the strict upbringing of an Apostolic Pentecostal family. His images of people compressed into claustrophobic scenes are anxious and oppressive, with tones of violence just under the surface. Layers of muted colors are scraped and agitated across the surface of otherwise photorealistic paintings, creating anxiety and mystery in the work. Together, Nathaniel's imagery and process create a tense space that is oppressive and claustrophobic.á



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#11: "The DIY Mentality" with Graham Dunn


Mon, Nov 16, 2015


"Almost all of my pictures are based in nostalgia, nature, hazy memories and childhood adventures. áI live in LA with my winsome wife Jess, our son Golden (an aspiring pro waffle eater), and our brilliant toy poodle Bela." - Graham Dunn

Selected Client List: áElle China, Free People, Heroine Magazine, Mirage Magazine, Old Navy, Stance Socks, Vice Magazine



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#10: "Harnessing Emotional Vulnerability + Human Connectivity" with Justin Tyler Close


Sun, Nov 08, 2015


Justin Tyler Close born in Ontario, Canada in 1984 is the founder, creative director and editor-in-chief of The Lab Magazine.

He started his career studying film theory and graduated with honors from Vancouver Film School. áHis most recent feature film "In Their Skin" premiered at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival and was distributed by IFC Films.

Soon after Justin turned to photography and has captured some of the world's most influential artists and entertainers including Marina Abramovic, Bryan Cranston, Lykke Li, Lenny Kravitz, Nas and Carly Rae Jepsen.

Justin is also an artist specializing in photography and has exhibited all over the world in galleries and group shows. áHe has also curated his own shows with the most recent one "Disconnection" which was a group show at Wilding Cran Gallery in Downtown LA.

Justin's recent commercial project documenting a NASA astronomer for Saucony running shoes was nominated for a Young Directors Award at Cannes Lions Festival in 2015. á

Justin is currently living and working in Los Angeles, CA.



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#9: "Enjoying The Process" with Hueman


Sat, Oct 24, 2015


Hueman grew up drawing and painting in Northern California, and received her degree in Design | Media Arts from UCLA in 2008. áWhether she is painting delicate visions on canvas, or crushing massive walls with a spray can, she often draws on the human condition to create freestyle mash-ups of the abstract and figurative, and the beautiful and grotesque. áShe is interested in creating ethereal motion and dimension on otherwise flat, two-dimensional surfaces.

Hueman's work can be seen on walls and in galleries worldwide. áHer art has caught the attention of media outlets and publications such as CNN, the History Channel, Complex, Juxtapoz and Hi-Fructose.



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#8: "Art Meets Technology + Transhumanism" with Luke Gilford


Wed, Oct 14, 2015


Luke Gilford is a photographer and filmmaker from Santa Cruz, CA and currently based in Venice Beach. áLuke graduated from UCLA in 2008 and since then, his photography and films have been exhibited in museums and galleries around the world - including MoMA in New York City and FOAM in Amsterdam.

It was a 4 year long photography project documenting his friend's gender transition that inspired Luke to start telling stories with films. áLuke's first film project was directing David Lynch for a dreamlike short for Dom Perignon. áSoon after, Luke directedáThe Future of Flesh,áa short featuring Prada's Spring 2014 Spring collection, which included Jane Fonda in its voice over. áThe project received critical acclaim and led Luke to develop his ideas further, writing and directing his first narrative film,áConnected, starring Pamela Anderson and Dree Hemingway (and again featuring Jane Fonda). á

Luke's work has been published ináThe New York Times, Dazed & Confused, V Magazine,áandáGQ Style



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#7: "The Importance of Collaboration" with Daniel Segrove + Justin Hopkins


Tue, Oct 06, 2015


Justin Hopkins (b. 1986) grew up in the small town of Mukilteo, Washington. áImmersed in the arts early on, Justin began drawing at age six; garnering corporate advertising assignments by the age of fourteen.

After graduating from high school his talent caught the eye of legendary illustrator Charles White III, who hired Justin to work for his Architectural design company Olio Inc.

In the years since Olio Justin has worked as an illustrator, sound designer and composer releasing albums on LA based labels Non-Projects and Geweih Ritual Documents.

Justin currently spends most of his time painting and walking his dog in Brooklyn, NY.

Daniel Segrove is a young emerging mixed media artist from San Francisco, CA and a recent graduate from Academy of Art University in 2014. áSegrove's work is about human emotion described by combining the outer physical expression of figures with his inner self expressive abstract marks.

He often works on burnt paper and other fragile surfaces to coincide with the fragile psyche of his figures. áSegrove tried to combine many different mediums, artistic techniques, and textures to create a cohesive and unique artwork that the viewer can connect with.



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#6: "The Pros And Cons Of Film School + Recognizing Healthy Competition" with Isaac Bauman


Tue, Sep 29, 2015


Isaac Bauman is a cinematographer / director of photography born in Philadelphia, PA and grew up in Palo Alto, California. áHe went to college at USC for the School of Cinematic Arts Production program, but dropped out halfway because of an opportunity to DP his first full length feature. áHe's been working professionally since Sept 2009 and has since shot over 80+ music videos, numerous short films / documentaries, commercials... etc. á

He's most proud of his work that evokes emotion. áHis work on Florida Man, Cam Girlz, Delta Spirit and Controller are a few of his personal favorite pieces.á

Bauman has also worked with many big name musicians / artists including Drake, Rihanna, Kendrick and Sam Smith. áHe also worked on Vitalic's Stamina music video which won Best Music Video @ SXSW in 2013.



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#5: "Creation Through Destruction" with Jesse Draxler


Thu, Sep 24, 2015


Jesse Draxler is a fine artist, illustrator, art director and designer currently working out of Los Angeles, CA.á

His works are representations of the feelings he has been working through all his life. áFeelings that arise while confronted with a past that is relatively unknown, a future that seems as daunting and horrifying as it does exciting, and a present in which he often feels stale and out of touch with himself. áAll with the undercurrent of death forever lurking subtly under the surface of everything he creates.

Jesse's client list as an illustrator includesáThe New York Times andáTarget. áHe's also worked with musiciansáPrince, Chelsea Wolfe,áandáThe Black Queen (feat. members of NIN, Telefon Tel Aviv and Dillinger Escape Plan), and as an art director / collagist he's worked with magazinesáDazed & Confused, Dansk, No Tofu...áetc.

www.artistdecoded.com



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#4: "The Motherland Chronicles" with Zhang Jingna


Mon, Sep 21, 2015


Born in Beijing and raised in Singapore, Zhang "zemotion" Jingna is a fashion and beauty photographer currently based in New York. áHer works have been seen in international Harper's Bazaar, Elle and Photo Vogue by Vogue Italia; her commercial clients include Mercedes Benz, Montblanc, Lancome, TRESemme, Pond's and Canon.

Imbued with influences from the Pre-Raphaelites, Jingna's photographs are often described as painterly, emotive, and fantastical. áShe was selected to be part of Vogue Italia's exhibition "A Glimpse at Photo Vogue" in Milan in 2013. á

Jingna is currently working on the art book for her personal series, "Motherland Chronicles".

Credits:

  • Producer / Interviewer: Yoshino
  • Music: Deebs and Jarell Perry
  • Sound Engineering: Andres Moran
  • Artwork: Pandagunda


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#3: "Multidimensional Beings" with Michael Donovan


Tue, Sep 15, 2015


Michael Donovan is a prolific multi-disciplined creative visionary born in Spokane, WA.

Donovan uses photography, video and a podcast to communicate his interests in the "Two Great Bookends of Life," (sex and death)áas well as the exciting content that fills our experience. áHis irrepressible work trains his eye on spirituality, culture, materialism, youth, aging, objectification, mental health, environmentalism, sexuality, and the confusion and joys we develop from living a life wandering through interesting times. áBoth humor and drama often set tones for his work. á

Michael's visual art uses strong, visceral, raw, bold imagery with dark and moody undertones. áHis work includes fashion, portrait and "sex pop" to create a body of work that is cinematic art, immediately recognizable, and full of life. áPublished globally, his work has appeared in Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Elle, Marie Claire, Playboy, L'Officiel, Ginza, Vision and Wonderland. áLuxury, fashion and music clients include Givenchy, The Pierre Hotel, Gap, Interscope and Sony.

Credits:

  • Producer / Interviewer: Yoshino
  • Music: Deebs and Jarell Perry
  • Sound Engineering: Andres Moran
  • Artwork: Pandagunda


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#2: "Patience + Student Eyes vs. Painters Eyes" with John Wentz


Tue, Sep 08, 2015


John Wentz is a contemporary painter whose process resides in an area between rigid technicality and honest expression. áWorking within the classical idiom of the human figure, his goal is to reduce and simplify the image to it's core fundamentals: composition, color, and paint application. áPaint application and brush strokes are broad and simplified as a means to connect and convey these ideas to the viewer in a way that only painting can.

John was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. áHis interest in art began at the age of 6 when he first discovered Batman and Spiderman comic books. áAfter years of copying comics panel by panel he worked in the commercial arts as a muralist, billboard creator and freelance illustrator. áAfter learning to paint by doing airbrushed billboards, he decided to pursue Fine Art and work in oils. áSince then, he has had 3 solo exhibitions in San Francisco and numerous group exhibitions both nationally and internationally. áHis works have appeared in many publications and have won multiple awards.

In this episode we discuss...

  • His love for authors such as J.D. Salinger and Jack Kerouac.
  • The pros and cons of traditional art schools vs. atelier's
  • Being patient while developing as an artist and creating your own reality
  • The importance of fleshing out imperfect ideas and the power of ignorance.

Credits:

  • Producer / Interviewer: Yoshino
  • Music: Deebs and Jarell Perry
  • Sound Engineering: Andres Moran
  • Artwork: Pandagunda


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#1: "Hard Work + Exploring Uncharted Territory" with Casey Baugh


Thu, Sep 03, 2015


Casey Baugh is a New York based painter.

His work can be described as narrative impressionistic realism. áSpecializing in oil paint and charcoal, he began painting at the age of 13 and began selling professionally at age 17. áWhen he was only 21 years old, Baugh began showing in galleries and after four years of studying with artist Richard Schmid, he had his first solo show at age 25. áHe has made several television appearances and has been featured on the covers of many publications, including The Artist's Magazine, American Artist's Magazine, and American Art Collector.

Baugh's art has evolved over time to become more narrative. áThough still maintaining figures as his prime subject matter, he is telling more stories, and his series and exhibits are becoming more thematic. áOn a constant quest to push new boundaries, he is persistent in experimenting with his inspirations and artistic translations, pursuing more complicated compositions and achieving grander shows. áExperience with electrical engineering as well as video and movie-making has attributed greatly in his use of props, set building, lighting, and translates to the overall harmony of his visual layouts.

In this episode we talk about...

  • His relationship with his mentor, realist artist, Richard Schmid and how that relationship has impacted his career.
  • Thinking outside the box and not sticking to traditional educational formulas.
  • Being fearless and freely exploring uncharted territories.
  • The importance of coming up with tangible ideas before you put a paintbrush to a canvas.
  • Balancing artistic freedom and financial stability.
  • Working with what you have even if you don't have the right tools.

Credits:

  • Producer / Interviewer: Yoshino
  • Host: Eric Larsen
  • Music: Deebs and Jarell Perry
  • Sound Engineering: Andres Moran
  • Artwork: Pandagunda


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