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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.

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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 110 – FRAU ISA

    EP 110 – FRAU ISA

    Like a cup of coffee on a frosty winter morning in Austria, Frau Isa has a warm and relaxed energy beaming from her that brings a smile to everyone’s face in the room. Her artwork can be described in exactly the same way… subtle, clever, sweet, funny, and distinctively her own. As the only female member of the legendary Weird Crew, Isa rose to fame about 10 years ago when the crew was founded and shot onto the mural scene like a rocket, but her art roots go back much further. In her home town of Vienna Austria she sharpened her skills painting character based graffiti on the streets for years before the public knew the name Frau Isa. These days she juggles a highly demanded illustration company, a fine art career which includes traveling and painting murals as well as her studio work, and her newest job as a mother. We sat down with Isa in Sweden during Artscape Festival to hear her very interesting and quite unique perspective on the world of art and the life of an artist.

    • 58 min
    EP 109 – THOMAS TURNER

    EP 109 – THOMAS TURNER

    The surrealist paintings of Atlanta based Thomas Turner depict scenes from the natural world if the laws of physics didn’t apply. Things such as gravity, color, time and space are solely held in Turners control and he alone decides what is or isn’t.  Although widely considered a studio painter, Turner has spent the last few years branching out and painting murals with great success, landing big commission jobs around Atlanta including some with the major league sports teams in town.  For the past two years he has also worked as the assistant for VantagePoint host James Bullough on all of his major mural projects including one in Sweden for Artscape Festival which is where we sat down with Thomas for an interview about life as an emerging artists, making the transition from studio painting to murals, the pros and cons of working as an assistant and where he sees things going for him in the future.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    EP 108 – BEAU STANTON

    EP 108 – BEAU STANTON

    Beau Stanton has cultivated and very unique and specific visual voice within the urban contemporary art scent.  One that feels both “old timey” and contemporary at the same time with hints of Greek mythology and nautical themes.  Weather painting murals on walls or working in other mediums such as mosaic, stained glass, or light installation, Stanton’s work can be found throughout the globe.  His work often incorporates sight specific historical imagery and deals with issues close to his heart such as climate change.  We sat down with Beau in Gothenburg Sweden during Artscape Festival and had a fascinating discussion on many topics including his 5 years working as Ron English’s assistant, and the highly publicized controversy over his mural in Las Angeles which lead to a much larger discussion of artistic freedom in public art and censorship.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    EP 107 – AUTO64

    EP 107 – AUTO64

    ‘Tom AUTO64’ is the brains and energy behind VantagePoint radio. Along with co-hosting, he handles all of the behind the scenes operations which make it possible for you to find and listen to us.  Outside of VantagePoint however Tom, better know as AUTO64, is a man of many other talents. From music video production, to sculpture, to fine art video installation pieces and a wide range of music production in many different styles, Tom really is a Swiss-army knife of talent. After tons of requests from listeners to know more about the quiet co-host we decided to flip the mics around and dive deep into Tom’s history in the arts, how and why he got involved with VantagePoint, all the different things he does to keep the show alive and growing, how VantagePoint has changed over the years, and what he does with himself outside of the show.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    EP 106 – SMUG

    EP 106 – SMUG

    SMUG is, and has been for many years, one of the leaders in the clubhouse when it comes to realistic portrait murals.  His output is beyond  impressive and the number of murals he paints in a year is almost unbelievable, but to him… “it’s just what I do.”  His massive portraits can span anywhere from one story to 14 stories high but the detail and crispness of the image is the same every time.  Over decades of painting walls, SMUG has developed a distinctive and immediately recognizable style which is not always easy for someone who paints realistically.  His selection of slightly unconventional models and more importantly his very specific use of light and shadow are undeniably SMUG and exquisitely executed every time.

    It has been a hope of this podcast for a long time to have SMUG join us for an interview and as luck would have it we recently found ourselves locked in a hotel room in rural Sweden with a couple of microphones and a bunch of beers.  Big thanks to the cast and crew of the Artscape SAGA festival for bringing us all together.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    EP 105 – CAPTAIN KRIS

    EP 105 – CAPTAIN KRIS

    Captain Kris is a New Zealand born London based character artists and designer.  Best known in the streets for his iconic Captain character, Kris balances his time between traveling and painting walls with commercial design work and illustration.  We sat down with him in Sweden during ‘Artscape Festival’ to discuss the positive and negative aspects of maintaining two separate artistic identities, how to maintain a livelihood as a freelance artists in one of the worlds most expensive cities, and how he seems to be at a transitional phase of his artistic career.

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