Episode – 38 Aniekan Udofia

Aniekan hard at work on a Mural for Pow Wow DC 2020

In this episode of ArtBox DMV Jason talks with Aniekan Udofia who’s an artist that has many murals around Washington DC. They talk about Aniekan’s subject matter, his painting process and how art effects a community. Oh and his private jet, I’ll see what that means towards the end of the show.If you want to learn more and see his work, head on over to Instagram at @aniekanreloaded and on Twitter under the same name at aniekanreloaded. You can check out Art Box DMV on Instagram at @ArtBoxDMV as well. So sit back, relax and enjoy the show…

Episode 37- Christian Gordy

Bean Guy and ArtBox Stickers with an Alcohol pad

Welcome to artbox. In this episode Jason talks to Christian Gordy who’s an artist and musician. If Christian isn’t creating or making music, he’s making and creating paintings and sculptures. His work is reminiscent of  Joan Mitchell,  Jean-Michel Basquiat and Francis Bacon all wrapped up into one. Full discloser,FYI, Jason has known Christian for a long time from another time and space. They talk about Christian’s work and his process as well as his philosophy of sorts. Many thanks to Christian for doing the interview. If you want to see Christian’s art work, you can check out his Instagram page at GordyGordyGordy. Check out one of his music projects, Blackout, head on over to bandcamp.com.  Don’t forget to like, share and comment! So with that, thank you for listening sit back, relax and enjoy the interview.

Episode-35 Kelly Towles of Pow Wow DC

Nice Shirt!

Welcome to ArtBoxDMV. In this episode Jason talks to Kelly Towles he’s the Regional Executive Director of Pow Wow DC. They talk about what Pow Wow DC is, the 2020 International Mural Festival that starts on the October 8th and ends on October 18th 2020, and who’s participating in the festival as well as what safety precautions are in place for the festival goers. Huge thank you to Kelly for making the time to do the interview. If you want to learn more about the International Mural Festival and Pow Wow DC you at go the their website at PowWowDC.com and on Instagram at powwowdc. ArtBox is on Instagram as well at ArtBoxDMV. Thank you for listening.

Episode – 33 Artist Citizen

In this Episode Jason talked to Mary Early about Artist Citizen. Artist Citizen was exhibit at Hemphill Gallery that included several artist in the DC area that explored the concept of artist as a citizen in the community. They talk about this concept and how you might interpret what an Artist Citizen is. Mary Early is an artist and works at Hemphill Gallery. Huge thank you to Mary for doing the interview.  If you want to learn more about Artist Citizen exhibit you can go to hemphillfinearts.com and on Instagram at @artistcitizen  and don’t forget ArtBoxDMV is also on Instagram at @ArtBoxDMV . And as always thank you for listening. 

Episode-32 Attaboy AKA Daniel Seifert_2nd part of the interview

Parabola courtesy BlueZenith (c) 2018

Welcome to part two of  Jason’s interview with Atta AKA Daniel Seifert. In this episode Jason and Atta continue their conversation about Game of Shrooms that will happen on August 15. If you want to learn more about Game of Shrooms go checkout Episode 32 on ArtBoxDMV.com. Before Jason asked Atta about his work, Jason asked who, if he knows, is participating in Game of Shrooms. Atta offered up a juicy bit about digital painting. And Jason asked Atta about his work and  his upcoming show at the Compound Gallery . 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. Don’t for get to check out Compound Gallery here and on IG @thecompoundgallery. And by the way, Artbox is on Instagram at ArtBoxDMV! Thank you for listening! And as always, a huge thank you to Atta for taking the time to do the interview.

Episode-32 Attaboy AKA Daniel Seifert

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!

Episode 31 Carlos Ramirez

Getting ready to interview Carlos Ramirez

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!

Episode- 30 Ali Shrago – Spechler

Ali Shrago-Spechler https://alispechler.com/ taken at the Spring/Break fair March 2020

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. 

Episode-29 Christy Powers

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. 

Episode 27 New York Art Fairs

Zavier from Charle Smith Gallery

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!