122 episodes

Vantage Point is a Mostly show hosted by James ‘JB’ Bullough and Tom Auto64. Each episode will feature an established Local and International artists working in the Graffiti, Post Graffiti, Street Art, Urban art and Contemporary art scene and will bridge the gap between the artwork hanging on gallery walls around the world, and the artists who create that work.

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    • Visual Arts
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Vantage Point is a Mostly show hosted by James ‘JB’ Bullough and Tom Auto64. Each episode will feature an established Local and International artists working in the Graffiti, Post Graffiti, Street Art, Urban art and Contemporary art scene and will bridge the gap between the artwork hanging on gallery walls around the world, and the artists who create that work.

    EP 117 – ELLE

    EP 117 – ELLE

    Psychedelic spiritual journeys in the Mexican jungle… beach bumming on the Australian coast… snowy vandal missions blasting 2 story high fire extinguisher tags on Brooklyn rooftops, to ELLE it’s all part of the same story, a mission to compile a life and livelyhood out of a continuous string of momentous adventures.  A keen eye will notice the same evolution in her work over the past decade.  Years of experimentation and absorbing techniques and ideas has lead ELLE through various stages and styles in her career.  A few years ago however, her true artistic voice began to emerge and as no surprise to anyone manifested itself into what can only be described as collage… just without any actual collage.  A collection of visual elements from a vast range of influences brought together to form a single image painted almost exclusively with spray paint on walls and large canvases.  With powerful feminine themes and an intensely bold color palette, ELLE’s work is deeply biographic but to the viewer remains universal and anonymous, a feat not easily accomplished.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    EP116 – DREW MERRITT

    EP116 – DREW MERRITT

    The work of Drew Merritt appears to have been created by the hand of a classically trained painter well versed in the techniques and methods of the Old Masters but the reality of the situation, much like his work, is far more complicated than it seems.  Drew’s training and introduction to the arts came through graffiti covered freight trains wizzing past while he sat on horseback in the New Mexico desert.  From graffiti to oil paint, Drew’s artistic evolution eventually led him to leave his small town lifestyle for the cut-throat art scene of LA and eventually cemented him as one of the leading artists in the Urban Contemporary scene.  With the unusual ability to translate his very detailed and painterly work from canvas to massive walls and from oil to spray paint, his work is immediately identifiable wherever it’s found. Merritt’s somewhat challenging subject matter can be both shocking and mesmerizing which is exactly how he likes it.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    EP115 – MICHAEL REEDER

    EP115 – MICHAEL REEDER

    Michael Reeder is one of the hottest artists in the Urban Contemporary movement at the moment hands down.  With roots in graffiti from his upbringing in Dallas Texas paired with a New York City art school education at SVA, Reeder is the perfect example of what the term Urban Contemporary tries to describe.  His forward-thinking approach to materials and color schemes combined with a jarringly powerful and recognizable universe of imagery has given him an artistic voice that is entirely unique and incredibly sought-after by collectors across all spectrums of the art market.  Whether on walls, in the studio, or through commercial collaborations with fashion and sports brands, Reeder’s work never fails to impress and can’t help but hint at the modest genius of the man who creates it.
     
     

    • 1 hr 4 min
    EP 114 – RABI

    EP 114 – RABI

    Entering a room inhabited by RABI is like being beamed up into an alien spacecraft.  His energy sucks you in and any attempt to divert your attention is futile. It is unclear at any time whether you should be taking this mysterious character seriously or if you’ve somehow slipped into a parallel universe.  His artwork holds the same powers;  a mystifying soup of themes and imagery clearly projecting a deeper philosophy wrapped in a clean and polished package, but somehow, like an exquisitely written novel with some of the pages missing, it’s just vague enough to keep it interesting.  As former co-founder and art director of the highly regarded collective CYRCLE, Rabi experienced a decade of success with gallery shows, installations, brand and artists collaborations, murals and many other endeavors.  In 2019 Cyrcle disbanded to pursue individual solo careers and giving Rabi the first chance in quite some time to really spread his wings and show us all what he’s made of.  The VantgaePoint boys sat down with Rabi in his home town of Las Angeles to discuss his past, his future, and the transition from one chapter of an artists career to the next.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    EP 113 – MATT GONDEK

    EP 113 – MATT GONDEK

    “Deconstructed Pop Art” is the term used by Matt Gondek to describe his work which features familiar cartoon characters in various stages of decay and disarray.  His special blend of appropriation and branding have gained him a massive global following especially in Asia.  What started as works on canvases and walls has transitioned into 3D vinyl figures and beyond.  With a dedicated team of assistants in his glossy downtown LA studio he has established himself as a major player in the collectable new age pop art scene.  Not content to keep things simple, Gondek started a new thread of his art career 3 years ago with the introduction of a new art and business podcast called Clean Break with himself as the host.  Between podcasting, painting, designing toys, traveling and painting murals, running a busy studio, and walking his dog, we were happy to steal a bit of his time for a chat with VantagePoint in the Clean Break studios in downtown Los Angeles.

    • 59 min
    EP 112 – CRAOLA

    EP 112 – CRAOLA

    Greg ‘Craola’ Simkins has accomplished something that many have attempted but only few have succeeded in doing. He crossed over from the graffiti world into the fine art world with huge success and very little compromise, and in doing so has influenced a generation of artists to attempt to follow his lead. His work is highly sought after and sits in some of the most respectable collections around the globe. His acrylic paintings dance in the space between the real world and the imaginary with an unmatched level of craftsmanship. Bursting at the seems with creative energy, Craola’s imagination can hardly be contained within the borders of a canvas. He has branched out to clothing, sculpture, animation, among other things and has his sights set on a few new endeavors he couldn’t talk about publicly just yet. It was an honor to have Mr. Simkins sit down with us during our time in LA and we are very happy to be able to present his thoughts and knowledge to our listeners.

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

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6 Ratings

6 Ratings

TheGaaary ,

Maybe my favourite Podcast!

As a stencil (or post graffiti) artist Im interested in the stories behind other artists and the banter between them and the guys hosting. JB does ramble on sometimes though this can be excused as I see it more of enthusiasm than self promotion. Great show guys. Get me on sometime! haha!
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