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Every now and again, the Radio Juxtapoz podcast gets a chance to catch an emerging artist on the cusp of a pivotal moment in their career. What mean is literally in the gallery with the artist as their newest show is about to open. We love that, the energy and anxiety, the excitement and contemplation. In the instance of Toronto-born, Barcelona based Sophie Crichton, we found her at her solo show Bare Bones, opening at OMNI Gallery in London and her at the precipice of a major moment for her career. Bare Bones is about abstraction, but it's also about the feelings we can't quite say in words as we go about this ever-changing landscape that we call daily life. We don't often have conversations with abstract painters on the podcast, but there is something so refreshing about conversations about mark-making, the challenges of abstraction and how an artist uprooted her life in Toronto for a completely new scene in Spain. The Radio Juxtapoz podcast is hosted by FIFTH WALL TV's Doug Gillen and Juxtapoz editor, Evan Pricco. Episode 093 was recorded on August 8, 2022 in London Follow us on @radiojuxtapoz
We are asking more questions these days, aren't we? As fractured as we all seem, as disjointed and uncertain the present and future may seem, we are beginning to have conversations about how we face ourselves, peers, family, society and our past. The pandemic reset many of our lives, but also put a new perspective on our identities and the existence of those around us. If this time didn't change you or cause you to reflect, you really weren't paying attention. Glenn Lutz is a writer and conceptual artist whose new book, There’s Light: Artworks & Conversations Examining Black Masculinity, Identity and Mental Well-being, is a result of years of conversations with fine artist and creatives in the Black community who are actively engaged in examining their mental health in the 21st century. In conversations with the likes of the late Virgil Abloh, Mark Bradford, Rashid Johnson, Steve McQueen and more, Lutz has become the conduit to an overlooked conversation in not only our society but the art world as well. In this episode of the Radio Juxtapoz podcast, we speak to Lutz about putting this new book together, how open his subjects allowed themselves to be, growing up in LA, his own mental heath battles, how religion played a role in his life and how a move to Hawaii has settled his mind. The Radio Juxtapoz podcast is hosted by FIFTH WALL TV's Doug Gillen and Juxtapoz editor, Evan Pricco. Episode 092 was recorded on July 29, 2022 in LA, Oahu and Margate. Follow us on @radiojuxtapoz
The first thing you need to know about Oslo-based artist Martin Whatson is that he is one of the nicest people in all of street art. We have known him for years on the Radio Juxtapoz podcast, traveled throughout Norway with him, been at numerous festivals and Basel years and have never sat down for a proper interview. Until, of course, Nuart Aberdeen and a chance to reconnect with old friends and get a sense of where everyone has been at over the course of a few years of dormant travel. And Martin has been busy. Starting as a graffiti artist and stencil artist on the streets of Oslo, Whatson has always had a keen sense of a finding the right place for his artwork. His prints are some of the most popular releases in the game, and his murals, especially the one in Aberdeen this year, take both a historic and contemporary look at the city he is in and finds a way to create an eye-popping work to leave behind. After a long night out, where all 3 of us were feeling it, we sat down with Whatson to discuss his early years in Norway, how he has been able to create a space for himself with prints and fine art, and how the pandemic allowed him time with family and in the studio. The Radio Juxtapoz podcast is hosted by FIFTH WALL TV's Doug Gillen and Juxtapoz editor, Evan Pricco. Episode 091 was recorded on June 10, 2022 in Aberdeen, Scotland for the Nuart Festival. Follow us on @radiojuxtapoz
Working in the public space creates an interesting dichotomy for an artist. It is both a highly personal relationship to an audience and the wall itself, but the brief moment in time in which a street artist or muralist is in the location while they paint can create a separation from the artwork. In many cases, you leave just as the town begins to embrace your art. For Danish painter, Jacoba Niepoort, an artist who literally creates some of the most intimate works in the public space we have ever seen, there is both a tenderness and strength in how she approaches a wall. And, there is something about materiality, the surfaces she works on, that is a unique. Creating murals and works on paper, Jacoba is working within time with surfaces that can be both enduring and fragile. A wall could crumble or the weather could wear down the colors. Working on paper, the art may fade with time. We love that sort of balance, and so does Jacoba. In this episode of the Radio Juxtapoz podcast, we speak with Jacoba in the middle of painting a mural at Nuart Aberdeen, a wall that proved difficult with the changing weather patterns. She spoke to us about how the pandemic changed her practice, how she always wanted to change the world and pivoted to a new career and how she paints the bold poses of woman in unison. The Radio Juxtapoz podcast is hosted by FIFTH WALL TV's Doug Gillen and Juxtapoz editor, Evan Pricco. Episode 090 was recorded on June 8, 2022 in Aberdeen, Scotland for the Nuart Festival. Follow us on @radiojuxtapoz
When we move away from a place at a certain, and find ourselves in a new land with new frends and schools and remake our childhood, it can be a jarring experience. Bony Ramirez moved from the Dominican Republic at the age of 13 and has now spent half his life in New Jersey, where he now is emerging star of the art world. His work is about memory and remaking the DR in his mind, a combination of folktales and his own impressions, as well as a powerful sense of where he came from and where he exists now. His work also asks questions; what it means to be a queer artist, what it means to treat a painting like an object and how to project a character with a sense of reconnecting with a heritage. In this episode of the Radio Juxtapoz podcast, we speak to Bony on the heels of his solo booth at Independent Art Fair, on the precipice of a major year for the artist and how the pandemic allowed for the space to breathe and grow as a young painter. The Radio Juxtapoz podcast is hosted by FIFTH WALL TV's Doug Gillen and Juxtapoz editor, Evan Pricco. Episode 089 was recorded in early June 2022 in LA, New Jersey and Margate, England. Follow us on @radiojuxtapoz
Living in the Pacific Northwest, Aleah Chapin's paintings feel like a reflection of the unique landscape. The way the blues mix with the greens, the way the waterways connect to the land; Seattle and the surrounding terrain... there is nothing like it on Earth. And that is the sort of balance, both figurative and abstract, that Chapin is painting. On this episode of the Radio Juxtapoz podcast, Chapin talks about her desire to be a mirror to both her feelings and the times we live in, the type of artist with the desire to bring to the surface her inner self and feelings. Earlier in 2022, her solo show in Hong Kong at Flowers Gallery, the gallery noted that the "renowned (painter is knownO for her unflinching nude portraits of older women, relatives, and friends." Or, as Eric Fischl has put it, she is “the best and most disturbing painter of flesh alive today." High praise, and let's start here. The Radio Juxtapoz podcast is hosted by FIFTH WALL TV's Doug Gillen and Juxtapoz editor, Evan Pricco. Episode 088 was recorded in early May 2022 in Seattle and Margate, England. Follow us on @radiojuxtapoz
BEZT was part of the now legendary Etam Cru, the Polish mural and graffiti team that was part of a revolution in the ways that we looked at muralism and the potential of street art. He is the rare artist who can treat a 20m wall into a studio painting, with detail and intimacy that also changes the way we look at the streets we inhabit and the potential for something else. On the occasion of Crystal Ship in Ostend, Belgium, BEZT sat down with Radio Juxtapoz' Doug Gillen to talk about a new change in the way he paints, incorporating nature into his urban works, and the idea of sampling imagery. This interview was made possible thanks to The Crystal Ship Festival and All About Things. Portrait shot by Doug Gillen.  The Radio Juxtapoz podcast is hosted by FIFTH WALL TV's Doug Gillen and Juxtapoz editor, Evan Pricco. Episode 087 was recorded in early April 2022 in Ostend, Belgium. Follow us on @radiojuxtapoz
For years now, the Haifa, Israel collective now as Broken Fingaz has been a bit of everything and everywhere: graffiti, murals, screenprints, installations, paintings, photography and now a new monograph shows a unique combination of comic-book styles and cut n' paste imagery across every medium. Now spread across the globe, from London to Israel to Mexico, the crew is still making noise as a singular force and creating a sense of community and inclusion no matter where they are. They are funny and political, with roots in graffiti vandalism and champions of the evolution of the art form.  In this episode of the Radio Juxtapoz podcast, Doug Gillen speaks with Broken Fingaz members UNGA and TANT on the occasion of their new mural in The Bird in Ostend, Belgium for The Crystal Ship, a mural for which they released a limited edition print with all proceeds from the sale going to refugees from the Russian war on Ukraine.  This interview was made possible thanks to The Crystal Ship Festival and All About Things.Portrait shot by Yona Preminger. Music featured in the episode courtesy of 3421.  The Radio Juxtapoz podcast is hosted by FIFTH WALL TV's Doug Gillen and Juxtapoz editor, Evan Pricco. Episode 086 was recorded in early April 2022 in Ostend, Belgium. Follow us on @radiojuxtapoz
Accidents happen—on purpose. I’ve heard that phrase before and it feels reasonable, yet abstract enough to inform daily life. Ukrainian-American Maya Hayuk’s paintings are an elaborate stream of consciousness made in a valiant attempt to contain an accident, and in the process, feel absolute and free. For decades, she has channeled the folk traditions of outsider art with graffiti and street art. Her studio paintings and murals feel improvised, but there is a narrative thread that runs throughout: what is our existence if not chance, what is creativity if not a blurring of the lines between process and bursts of unchained energy? ElevenEleven, or 11:11, is symbolic. It was also the name of her last solo show in San Francisco in the Fall of 2021. Some say it's an indication of cosmic enlightenment, others use the time to signify making a wish. The conclusion amongst numerologists and spiritualists is that it's a moment when we are our most open, or consciousness is most exposed. You may find time arbitrary, and most artists probably find time to be so when they are in the depths of creating. When we sat down with Maya Hayuk in Belgium this past spring during The Crystal Ship festival, we found her the rare artist who freely takes this openness out in public. Her murals and work as a Barnstormer transformed the American landscape into something of a dizzyingly abstract dream. It opened minds to the possibility of a new kind of muralism, something both folk and surreal. But this time, when we spoke with Maya, we spoke about Ukraine, about the importance of art as a symbol of peace, as a tool of understanding and protest, as an instrument of passion and belief, and enlightenment in a completely different way. This interview was made possible thanks to The Crystal Ship Festival and All About Things. Music featured in the episode - Polyphony Project and DakhaBrakha The Radio Juxtapoz podcast is hosted by FIFTH WALL TV's Doug Gillen and Juxtapoz editor, Evan Pricco. Episode 085 was recorded in early April 2022 in Ostend, Belgium. Follow us on @radiojuxtapoz
Through the most abstract of output, British artist Idris Khan is speaking to us in the most literal of ways. Through paintings and sculpture, Khan is in a constant conversation between lightness and darkness; obviously at the time we live, a pivotal discourse. On the occasion of his new print with Migrate Art, "I Thought We Had More Time...," with 100% of profits will be sent to Disasters Emergency Committee via the Evening Standard's Ukraine Appeal, this conversation of universality and tragedy is at the forefront. As Sean Kelley notes of Khan's work: "Whilst Khan’s mindset is more painterly than photographic, he often employs the tools of photomechanical reproduction to create his work. Photographing or scanning from secondary source material–sheet music, pages from the Qur’an, reproductions of late Caravaggio paintings–he then builds up the layers of scans digitally, which allows him to meticulously control minute variances in contrast, brightness and opacity. The resultant images are often large-scale C-prints with surfaces that have a remarkable optical intensity." The Radio Juxtapoz podcast is hosted by FIFTH WALL TV's Doug Gillen and Juxtapoz editor, Evan Pricco. Episode 084 was recorded in March 2022 in London. Follow us on @radiojuxtapoz
It's not hyperbolic to say that for many people over the last decade plus, Detroit's 1XRUN has taught many how to collect art. To feel comfortable with it. To see a form of art they love, street art, and figure out a way to have a piece of it in their homes. Through their art print business, their various gallery iterations and Murals in the Market, Jesse Cory and Dan Armand have taken a love of graffiti, street art, storytelling and Detroit and turned it into one of the pillars of print collecting around the world. And now through NFTs, they are once again changing the way we collect. We have been trying to get Jesse and Dan on the Radio Juxtapoz podcast for years, and as we are nearly at the 1-year anniversary of the early NFT craze, we thought it would be a good time for Juxtapoz editor Evan Pricco to chat with the two from their Detroit base as we discussed how the pandemic changed their business, how Glenn Barr changed their strategy in the early years and how their lifelong friendship has allowed them both to have honest conversation about the business of art and the evolution of collecting. The Radio Juxtapoz podcast is hosted by FIFTH WALL TV's Doug Gillen and Juxtapoz editor, Evan Pricco. Episode 083 was recorded in March 2022 in Detroit and Los Angeles. Follow us on @radiojuxtapoz
We rarely get a chance to talk about psychedelics on the Radio Juxtapoz podcast, but we are jumping right into the ether now. In conjunction with the Outsider Art Fair 2022 and their 30th anniversary, Radio Juxtapoz sat down with Psychedelic Solution founder, Jacaeber Kastor, artist Fred Tomaselli and writer Carlo McCormick for a special conversation around the fair's exhibit, Field Trip: Psychedelic Solution, 1986-1995. Kastor was a pivotal figure in transforming the way we look at psychedelic art, from collectability, viability and historical precedent. Through Psychedelic Solution in NYC, he brought so many psychedelic artists to prominence, from poster artists to musicians, Rick Griffin to Giger, comics to just the best trip you will ever see on canvas. Alongside Tomaselli and McCormick, the three talk about their own experiences with psychedelics, how these types of art practices have an almost folkloric history and what the OAF will present from March 3—6, 2022 at the Metropolitan Pavilion in NYC. The Radio Juxtapoz podcast is hosted by FIFTH WALL TV's Doug Gillen and Juxtapoz editor, Evan Pricco. Episode 082 was recorded in February 2022 in  NYC. Follow us on @radiojuxtapoz
John Fekner is both a historian and pivotal artists who transformed the ways we looked at street art and graffiti. You know him for his work in the Bronx in the 1970s and early '80s, the massive stencil works that read BROKEN PROMISES and DECAY, painted upon what almost appeared to be the post-apocalyptic landscape of the city. His career started in the late 1960s, but found a voice working amongst the unique artists of the era that transformed the way we looked at the art on the streets. As we look at a particular series of NYC artists in a new trilogy and new season of the Radio Juxtapoz podcast, we speak to Fekner on a winter morning about his history on the streets of NYC, how the city now reflects that late 1970s era, his collaborations with Don Leicht, Fashion Moda as a movement and why that era still resonates today. It's a history lesson and the moment as John sees it now. The Radio Juxtapoz podcast is hosted by FIFTH WALL TV's Doug Gillen and Juxtapoz editor, Evan Pricco. Episode 081 was recorded in February 2022 in London and NYC. Follow us on @radiojuxtapoz 
In conjunction with our recent visit with Vault by Vans, the Radio Juxtapoz podcast sat down with Stephen Mills and Jake Mednik for an in-depth conversation about collaborations with artists, brands, designers, and other creatives as well as how Vault has taken some of the most iconic silhouettes in footwear and re-imagined them for a whole new generation of the sneaker-driven fashion generation. The Radio Juxtapoz podcast is hosted by FIFTH WALL TV's Doug Gillen and Juxtapoz editor, Evan Pricco. Episode 080 was recorded in November, 2021 in Los Angeles, London and NYC. Follow us on @radiojuxtapoz
"I’m interested in transhumanism and our evolution as a species which is where the futuristic suit and robotic gloves come from," says London-based painter Nigel Howlett when we interviewed him this past Fall. So much did his approach to art making interest us, we decided to sit down with him for an episode of our Radio Juxtapoz podcast.    London as an art capital seems to be evolving, with much of the artists changing addresses and a slew of younger galleries entering the diverse mix. Not only do we speak to Howlett about his work and that evolution, we speak with  Ochuko Ojiri from the former Ramp Gallery and now curating his namesake space in Shoreditch, OJIRI gallery. Between Howlett and Ojiri, we learn about a unique time in London, where our preconceived ideas of the city.   The Radio Juxtapoz podcast is hosted by FIFTH WALL TV's Doug Gillen and Juxtapoz editor, Evan Pricco. Episode 079 was recorded in early December 2021 in London. Follow us on @radiojuxtapoz
When you have been a magazine for 28 years, you see generations ebb and flow and meld and combine and all of the above. Peter Saul, a pop artist who has been actively showing for nearly 70 years and is one of the most influential figurative painters in America, has seen trends and tastes change so much that he is a barometer for which we look at how figurative art is appreciated.  Anna Park is part of a new generation pf painters who are pushing figurative works in an original way, a blend of abstraction and contemporary life. Her rise from New York Academy of Art to international exhibitions has been refreshing and unique, her charcoal works depicting chaos, a vantage point at the edge of debauchery.  Peter and Anna are kindred spirits, even though their subject matter is often different. There is an absurdity grounded in reality in each of their works. So to say Peter is passing a torch seems apt, and Anna is taking it and changing the way we look at American painting. The occasion that Saul was speaking with Park and Juxtapoz was his honoring at the New York Academy of Art’s Artists for Artists gala on December 14th, for his immense contribution to painting and the Academy itself. In this episode of the Radio Juxtapoz podcast, Saul and Park talk about their affinity for figures, the climate for which they first began to show their artwork and why NYAA is such a fertile ground for art.  The Radio Juxtapoz podcast is hosted by FIFTH WALL TV's Doug Gillen and Juxtapoz editor, Evan Pricco. Episode 078 was recorded on December 6, 2021 in Los Angeles and NYC. Follow us on @radiojuxtapoz
Geoff McFetridge has rules, and he himself only knows how to break them. Or follow them, really. Over the course of multiple decades, the Canadian-born, LA-based painter, designer and overall creative has established an aesthetic that is, as he says, "the opposite of an idea." The funny thing is that, within that saying, there is basically the universe. He is the universal artist, and he is telling stories better than ever.  The following is our podcast conversation with Geoff that took place this summer with Juxtapoz editor-in-chief, Evan Pricco, for an interview that was to be in our Fall Quarterly and in conjunction with his upcoming release with Vault by Vans. We get a unique story about how Geoff approaches a collaboration, how his painting career took off over the last decade and the special personal stories he tells in his commercial work and his quiet ubiquitous body of fine artwork. The Radio Juxtapoz podcast is hosted by FIFTH WALL TV's Doug Gillen and Juxtapoz editor, Evan Pricco. Episode 077 was recorded in August, 2021 in Los Angeles and London. Follow us on @radiojuxtapoz
Yes, this is how kick off a new season of the Radio Juxtapoz podcast, and boy, do we have a banger. When you think of Radiohead, you automatically think of the story of one of the most critically acclaimed and popular bands in the world reimagining themselves at the turn of the century and becoming... well, bigger and more popular and more critically acclaimed. These weren't easy years for the band, and shedding their sound to become the rich, textured and nuanced electronics meets traditional instruments became their calling. And it started with Kid A and Amnesiac.    For frontman Thom Yorke and his artistic collaborator Stanley Donwood, this was a time of experimentation as well. With a studio focus, they created a massive body of work that stretches over the course of two albums, and with the 21st anniversary reissue, the made Kid A Mnesia focus on the artwork as well. And that is where Radio Juxtapoz caught the two, talking about art school, creating in the studio, experimenting, having fun, being manic, how they decided to package the two decades old artwork, how Hockney influenced them and what painting means to them and Radiohead as a whole.  This is a special one you don't want to miss.    The Radio Juxtapoz podcast is hosted by FIFTH WALL TV's Doug Gillen and Juxtapoz editor, Evan Pricco. Episode 076 was recorded October 12, 2021 at XL Recordings in London. Follow us on @radiojuxtapoz
Longevity in the art world is something we take for granted, whether it's Juxtapoz at 28 years old or printmakers who perfect their craft for decades. It was refreshing to speak with Spoke Art Gallery and Hashimoto Contemporary's Ken Harman on his 10-year anniversary as a gallery owner, just as he opened a gallery in his third city in America. Now with spaces in San Francisco, New York and Los Angeles, with a roster of artists that stretches across the world, it's been a busy decade for Harman and his team, and the pandemic only expanded what his gallery reputation means to his collector and artist roster. We sat down with Ken to talk about that relationship with his artists, the growth of company, and how his roots with the Obama art era in 2008 to his Bad Dads-Wes Anderson inspired shows as Spoke Art allowed his to grow as Hashimoto Contemporary. Now that Los Angeles has opened this Fall, Harman told us about the complexities and excitement of running 3 spaces as well as how much his gallery team has empowered the direction of the gallery. With shows recently with Jillian Evelyn, Pat Perry, Joel Daniel Phillips and more, Ken has his finger on the pulse. The Radio Juxtapoz podcast is hosted by FIFTH WALL TV's Doug Gillen and Juxtapoz editor, Evan Pricco. Episode 075 was recorded via Skype in Margate, England and NYC in early October, 2021. Follow us on @radiojuxtapoz
When Houston, Texas-based band Khruangbin came onto the music scene over the last decade, the breath of fresh air that came along with the trio was felt on the international stage. Their instrumental music was a combination of funk, soul, psychedelia and a bit of dub created an entire universe of visual aesthetic, and Laura lee, Mark Speer and DJ Johnson Jr were the faces of a whole new era of world music sound. Their albums, The Universe Smiles upon You, Con Todo el Mundo and Mordechai and Texas Sun with Leon Bridges have been on a constant stream in the Radio Juxtapoz universe, and with a release of Mordechai remixes this past week, we had a chance to chat with the band. Khruangbin comes with a visual sound, a throwback and future leaning type of identity that is rare in today's streaming culture. When Radio Juxtapoz's Doug Gillen sat down with the band for episode 074 of the Radio Juxtapoz podcast, he found a band that has expanded its palette and understanding of their own music but of the growing potential of where their sound can go. And of course, the visual culture that is associated with the band and how their identity is tied to the classic combination of music's relationship to art. The Radio Juxtapoz podcast is hosted by FIFTH WALL TV's Doug Gillen and Juxtapoz editor, Evan Pricco. Episode 074 was recorded via Skype in Margate, England and Houston Texas in late July, 2021. Follow us on @radiojuxtapoz
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Jeanette Degollado

Would love to see a video/podcast interview with Postcommodity.

Apr 19th
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