25 episodes

Conversations about contemporary Art

IntoThis Marx Ruiz-Wilson

    • Visual Arts
    • 5.0 • 19 Ratings

Conversations about contemporary Art

    Episode #23 - TAP - Pier-Anne Mercier and David Bellemare

    Episode #23 - TAP - Pier-Anne Mercier and David Bellemare

    In Episode 23 Marx has a conversation with artists Pier-Anne Mercier and David Bellemare about their latest exhibition at TAP Art Space in Montreal, Canada.

    Reflecting on their current state as post-BFA artists, Pier-Anne and David pose a question that delicately balances hopeful thoughts with realistic perspectives, where do we go from here? As a drafted response, they create an engaging painting-installation. Honouring his long-time held painting style, David Bellemare uses a single-large canvas as a base for his creations, rolling it along as the collage-painting evolves. His use of figurative and referential imagery creates his personal language; through this collage, the artist reveals humor, cynicism, fear, dreams, etc. allowing the viewer to dive into his psyche in a vulnerable-honest manner. The painting acquires a three-dimensional form via the intervention of Pier-Anne’s wood-based installation, occupying most of the wall area at TAP. Over this most-intimate conversation, the artists create space for reflection that can be as personal or as global as the viewer desires.

    Check out the photo documentation at www.tapmontreal.com

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    • 49 min
    Episode #22 - BOSNY

    Episode #22 - BOSNY

    In Episode 22 Marx has a conversation with BOSNY. He is a Montreal based graffiti artist and student of print media at Concordia University. In this conversation BOSNY talks about how he started in the graffiti community, the influence his parents had in his creativity explorations, the importance of getting an arts degree and a lot more.

    Graffiti is one of the artistic expressions that most people consume sometimes willingly and most of the time as part of the landscape. In Episode 22, BOSNY shares his experiences being part of the graffiti community in Montreal and how that feeds into his practice in the visual arts.

    It was a great pleasure to have had the chance to talk to BOSNY and we hope you enjoy this conversation as much as we have enjoyed producing it.

    Thanks for listening!

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Episode #21 - Roxanne Arsenault

    Episode #21 - Roxanne Arsenault

    For our first episode of 2019 and overall Episode 21 Marx has a conversation with Roxanne Arsenault. She is the general and artistic coordinator of programming at the artist run center Clark, she also leads a music project called Donzelle and she is involved in many other cultural and artistic projects in the city of Montreal such as Pop Montreal.

    Roxanne was very generous and forthcoming with her answers not only about her personal development and her path to arrive where she is but also about genuinely difficult topics such as the responsibility of an artist run center in the current art climate and what type of risks are they willing to take to keep things fresh and not redundant which is something that happens often!

    In her musical pursues she shares the type of collaboration that make possible Donzelle and the sensibility and message behind this project. You can find her music all over on YouTube, Spotify or on Donzelle’s website: https://donzelle.ca

    It was a huge honor to have had the chance to talk to Roxanne and we hope you enjoy this conversation as much as we have enjoyed producing it.

    On a side note TAP Art Space is accepting project submissions until January 15th of 2019, check out the details in TAP’s website https://www.tapmontreal.com

    Thanks for listening!

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Episode #20 - Erik Nieminen

    Episode #20 - Erik Nieminen

    In Episode 20, Marx has a conversation with painter Erik Nieminen. Erik grew up in Ottawa as a member of a family in which being an artist was encouraged. In 2007 he obtained his BFA from the University of Ottawa and his MFA from Concordia University in 2010. After that he moved to Berlin where he worked for over 4 years, he returned to live and work to Montreal in 2016.

    His paintings walk on the intersection of abstraction and commonly known forms. In this interview he points out that in his work “the content always follows form”. This premise allows him to explore different aspects of a painting with freedom and honesty. Please visit Erik’s website to check out his paintings.

    His recent solo shows include “The Unreal” at the Albemarle Gallery in London England and earlier this year he presented “Above Below” at the Art Gallery of Outremont in Montreal. He has participated in several group shows in Berlin, Frankfurt, Montreal, and London. He was recently awarded with the Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series that granted him a ticket to the finals being held in Miami this winter.

    It was a really enjoyable conversation and we hope you enjoy it as much as we have.

    Thanks for listening!

    • 1 hr 45 min
    Episode #19 - TAP - Guillaume Adjutor Provost and Shanie Tomassini

    Episode #19 - TAP - Guillaume Adjutor Provost and Shanie Tomassini

    In Episode 19, Marx talks to artists Guillaume Adjutor Provost and Shanie Tomassini about their collaborative show at TAP Art Space called A Witch is Born Out of the True Hungers of Her Time. This show will be the last show of 2018 at the current TAP Art Space location and it will be in view until October 19th of 2018, the programming will be back at the garage at the end of April of 2019. Keep your eyes and ears open for some upcoming exciting news.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Episode #18 - Ben Klein

    Episode #18 - Ben Klein

    Marx in conversation with painter Ben Klein

    • 1 hr 35 min

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5.0 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

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Great contemporary art podcast

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