In this Episode Jason talks to Atta AkA Daniel Seifert. He’s an Artist, Co-Founder /Editor of Hi Fructose Magazine and started Game of Shrooms. Game of Shrooms is like a hide and Seek of artwork of Mushrooms from Artist that takes place around the world on August 15 2020. Atta and Jason talk about how and why he started Game of Shrooms and couple tips on where you find them. And as always, a huge thank you to Atta for taking the time to do the interview. If you want to learn more about Game of Shrooms and Atta you can go to his website at yumfactory.com or you can go to his Instagram at @attayumfactory. To learn about Hi-Fructose Magazine head on over to hifructose.com or their Instagram @hifructosemag. And by the way, Artbox is on Instagram at ArtBoxDMV! Thank you for listening!
Welcome to another episode of ArtBox! In this episode Jason talks to Carlos Ramirez a Visual Artist out of the great state of California. Carlos’ paintings and sculptures deal with narratives of inequality in the Mexican-American communities and champions the every day man as an underdog. We talked about his influences, some pieces of his work, the desert and what advice would give to his past self and to other artist. Huge thank you to Carlos for doing the interview. If you want to learn about Carlos’ work you can go to his website at carlosramirezart.net or you can go to his Instagram at @c.ramirez2323. Artbox is on Instagram at ArtBoxDMV. Thank you for listening!
Welcome to another episode of ArtBox, In this episode Jason talks to Ali Shrago-Spechler who’s an artist out of New York. She started off as an oil painter and then moved into an immersive world with cardboard. You’ll learn more about that in the interview as well as her future project in Germany. They also discussed Ali’s philosophy of labeling something as art.A once again, a huge thank you to Ali for taking the time to do the interview. If you want to learn more about Ali and her work you can go to her website at https://alispechler.com And her Instagram is alishragospechler. And don’t forget to follow ArtBox on Instagram at ArtBoxDMV. So with that… Sit back and relax… And enjoy the interview and thank you for listening.
Welcome to another episode of ArtBox. In this episode Jason calls Christy Powers in her home in New York city. Like most of us, she is staying home to help in her part to flatten that curve of Covid-19. Like Christy, Jason is doing his part as well. And it’s encouraged others to do the same. With that let’s talk about art. Christy is a painter who works with Ink, gouache, watercolor and liquid acrylic on paper. Her subjects and narratives are primarily based on personal photos. We talk about her beginnings as well as her earlier works. We also talk about the themes and narratives she explores in her work. Jason asked her the advice question and his favorite art philosophy question. Want to give a huge thank Christy again for taking the time to do the interview. If you want to learn more about her and her work visit her website at ChristyPowers.org or her Instagram at christy_powers. To hear past episodes of ArtBox you can visit the web site at ArtBoxDMV.com. Until next time thank you for listening.
In this episode Jason talk’s to Umar Rashid. Umar aka Frohawk Twofeathers is a visual artist that re-imagines 18th century colonial history thru a narrative of painting and sculpture of the fictitious superpowers Frengland and Fenoscandia. We talk about his work with these narratives and his start into the visual arts. So… Sit back, relax and enjoy the interview. A Huge thank you to Umar for taking the time to do the interview. If you want to learn more about Umar, go to his Instagram at frohawktwofeathers or you can go to New image art gallery. To hear past episodes of art box visit the web site at artboxdmv.com until next time thank you for listening!
In this episode Jason traveled up to New York City. He went to some of the art fairs that where going on and because of the coronavirus outbreak happening, people where bumping elbows instead of Shaking hands. He wasn’t able to make it to all of the fairs, but the ones he did attend were diverse and accessible. They were small more intimate and were happing on multiple floors. Jason was able to grab some interviews at Volta Art Fair and Spring/Break Art Show. First up is Kamiar Maleki. Kamiar is the fair director for Volta. Next up the Safarani Sisters. They are visual artist and that use painting and video projections. Zavier, Gallerist for Charle Smith Gallery and he is an artist that had his work shown by C&C Gallery and his work was at Volta as well. They talk about his gallery and the theme in the booth. Rinus van Hall is a visual Artist who painted self portraits with social media filters and the fear that might come with them. Last but not least Jeila Gueramian. She created a nice and warm, cozy environment at Spring/Break art show. Want to say a huge thank you to Volta and Spring break art show. And want to say thank you to everyone that was interviewed as well. And of course a thank you to you to the listener. Until next time!
In this episode Jason travels down to Richmond Virginia to talk Johnny Dollar. Johnny Dollar is a visual artist who’s work is a mix of pop Surrealism and cyberpunk. He signs his paintings with his real name then covers his name with a piece of masking tape and signs that with Johnny Dollar. As you’ll learn in the interview, the masking tape is a form of encryption. It can be removed at any time to reveal his real identity. We talk about that and new piece he just finished as well as his Youtube channel. If you want to learn more about Johnny Dollar you can go to his website at https://johnnydollar.biz. Or you can go to his Instagram page at https://www.instagram.com/johnnydollar.biz/. So, with that, sit back, and relax and enjoy the interview.
In this episode Jason mets up with Sarah Jamison. Sarah is a visual artist who mainly works in color pencil. Her subject matter focuses on the universal and prevalent impact of digital media in our culture. They talk about memes and their impact and her process. If you want to learn more about Sarah go to her website at http://www.sarah-jamison.com/ Or you can go to her Instagram page at sarahjanejamison. And a huge thank Sarah for taking the time to do the interview.
Welcome to episode 24. In this episode Jason talks with Julie Brookman. Julie works with Encaustic paints. If you don’t know, encaustic paint is wax with pigment that’s heated up then painted on a surface to form a painting. We talk about Her process with encaustic paints and her start in to it. We also talk about of her series Saudade and the story behind that. If you want to see Julis’s work and learn more about Julie, you can go to her website at juliebrookman.com. And her Instagram page is juliebrookman. Huge thank you goes out to Julie for doing the interview and A thank you to you! Until next time, enjoy!
In this episode Jason went to Miami, Florida to cover the many art fairs that happen in the first week of December. Twenty-six fairs in total and he just went to only a quarter of them. It’s a challenge to cover one art fair but to cover many is the true challenge that can change a person. Jason’s first stop was Scope Art Fair which by the way is coming up in March of 2020. (the 5th thru the 8th) where he went Tim Conlon. Tim does photorealistic works of freight train graffiti. To see his work you can go to his website at https://www.conoperative.com and his instagram page is Conoperative
While still at Scope Art Fair, Jason came across booth D29 that’s where he met Tatiana Palinkasev of Metamorphosis Art Projects. They discuss Georgii Unv’s pantings and their meanings and for some of the paintings, how long they took to dry. If you want to learn more about Geogii’s work you can go to Metamorphosis Art Project’s web site at http://metamorphosis-artprojects.com and their instagram page is Metamorphosisartprojects
Jason then went to Aqua Art Miami Opening. I waited in line for a bit and met collectors and we had a great conversation about passion and art. Once inside I started to notice in the different rooms had environmental themes and themes on gun violence.
After that he was off to Pulse Art Fair where Jason met Julie Brookman. Julie does encaustic painting of seascapes. And they look like photos that were taken with a drone. If you want to learn more about Julie and her work you can go to her web site at JulieBrookman.com and her instagram is JulieBrookman. To hear Julie’s interview listen to the main episode.
Then it was time to meet up with Cristina Salmastrelli. Cristina is Pulse Art Fair’s Director. Jason had the opportunity to interview Cristina they talk about how she got her start and why Art fairs are important. Learn more about Pulse Art Fair goto their web site at https://www.pulseartfair.com/ and their instagram page is PulseArtFair.
Art fair fatigue is a thing! It’s real you got to pace yourself! The fairs know this and have different ways of working with it Pulse had the aromatic smells Untitled Art Fair had a space for one to mediate and relax. Untitled was nice, lots of great work I got to meet Catharine from Catharine Clark Gallery and we about Stephanie Syjuco work that was there in the both.
The next day Jason was off to Wynwood the first stop was CADAF. CADAF dedicates itself to digital and new media art. So Jason sat down with Andrea Steuer the fair’s director and Fanny Lakoubay the Public relations and curator for CADAF. If you went to learn more about CADAF you can go to the website at CADAF.art. Their instagram page is CADAF_art and before leaving CADAF Jason met Carlos Luna James. Carlos’ work is an audio visual 3D. This is an cosmic experience to be on the out look for. To learn more about Carlos visit his web site at https://www.magogalaktiko.com and his instagram page is mgoglktko. To hear Carlos’ interview listen to the main episode.
Jason then made his way to the Wynwood walls along the way he saw a lot of street art. The walls were great and lots of people where there and the walls had some good hard hitting themes. Jason then started off to Art Miami its about 2 miles from the walls and he saw more street art along the way. Once Jason got to Art Miami I enjoyed seeing blue chip artist and meeting new people. The last fair that Jason went to was Art Basel Miami. He saw Theaster Gates video Dance of Malaga and Isaac Julien’s Lina Bo Bardi video as well. And yes Jason did see the Comedian, the banana duct tape to the wall, and had his picture taken with it. So with that, it was an adventure and a challenge. A huge thank you to everyone how had the interviews and a huge thank you to the fairs for allowing Jason to cover them.