16 episodes

What happens when you pair two different visual artists/creatives with unique viewpoints and juxtapose their experiences in conversation? You get spontaneous unscripted talk of lessons learned, peer-to-peer tips and techniques, and the real life highs and lows of life as an artist. Hosted by artist and gallery owner Doug Kacena, each episode is a provocative and intimate conversation with a different set of artists, all fully armed with opinions, life-stories, insight, practical advice and humor.

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    • 4.6 • 38 Ratings

What happens when you pair two different visual artists/creatives with unique viewpoints and juxtapose their experiences in conversation? You get spontaneous unscripted talk of lessons learned, peer-to-peer tips and techniques, and the real life highs and lows of life as an artist. Hosted by artist and gallery owner Doug Kacena, each episode is a provocative and intimate conversation with a different set of artists, all fully armed with opinions, life-stories, insight, practical advice and humor.

    Taking the Leap to Full-Time Artist

    Taking the Leap to Full-Time Artist

    In this episode of Artists Network’s Art Bound podcast, host and K Contemporary gallery owner Doug Kacena sits down with artists James Holmes and Michael Dowling to discuss their paths to successfully pursuing art full-time. Listen as they share why they strove to make art their full-time gigs, when they knew it was time to take the leap, how they overcame the obstacles on their path, and more.
    Check the work of James Holmes at jamesholmesstudio.com and on Instagram at @jamesholmesstudio.
    Find out more about Michael Dowling on his Facebook page and on Instagram at @michaeldowlingstudio.
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    • 56 min
    Pushing the Boundaries of Color

    Pushing the Boundaries of Color

    In this episode of Artists Network’s Art Bound podcast, host and K Contemporary gallery owner Doug Kacena explores the bold use of color with Anna Valdez and Janna Watson, two artists who use a broad range of bright, striking hues to convey the spectrum of human emotion, identity, and meaning. The three artists discuss their creative philosophies when it comes to pushing the boundaries of color in their artwork, as well as the role color plays in artistic (and human) expression.
    Learn more about Anna Valdez and her work at annavaldez.com and @missannavaldez.
    Learn more about Janna Watson and her work at jannawatson.com and @jannawww.
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    The New Frontier of Landscape Painting

    The New Frontier of Landscape Painting

    In this episode, host and K Contemporary gallery owner Doug Kacena explores the leading edge of landscape painting with Don Stinson and Gregory Euclide, two artists whose works ask the viewer to consider the physical, cultural, and political ways we humans see, relate to, and interact with the lands we inhabit. The three artists discuss the role of landscape in contemporary art and their unique perspectives on capturing the sometimes ugly truths of our surroundings.
    Learn more about Don Stinson and his see his work at donstinson.com and @don.stinson.
    Learn more about Gregory Euclide and see his work at gregoryeuclide.com and @gregory_euclide.
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    The Power of Portraiture

    The Power of Portraiture

    In this episode, host and K Contemporary gallery owner Doug Kacena explores modern portraiture with artists David Kassan and Thomas “Detour” Evans. Both artists take on deeply relevant and moving subjects: Kassan recently painted a series of Holocaust survivors, and Detour brings issues of social justice and representation to life in murals and paintings. The three discuss the value of empathy, compassion, authenticity, and capturing a subject’s essence in modern portraits.
    Learn more about Thomas "Detour" Evans' work at iamdetour.com and @detour303.
    Learn more about David Kasson's work at davidkasson.com and @davidkassan.
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    • 56 min
    The Power of Personal Symbolism

    The Power of Personal Symbolism

    In this episode of Artists Network’s Art Bound podcast, host and K Contemporary gallery owner Doug Kacena talks to painters Kevin Sloan and Teresa Oaxaca. The three talk about creating meaningful iconography, authentic personal narratives and choosing imagery that is “readable” for audiences in the present and future in art. Doug talks with the artists about the seductive beauty in their work and the visual poetry they put on canvas.
    See Kevin Sloan's work at kevinsloan.com and @kevinpsloan.
    See Teresa Oaxaca's work at teresaoaxaca.com and @teresaoaxaca.
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    • 58 min
    The Art of Experimentation

    The Art of Experimentation

    In this episode of Artists Network's Art Bound podcast, host and K Contemporary gallery owner Doug Kacena dives in to a thoughtful, wide-ranging conversation with artists Ashley Eliza Williams and Andrew Jensdotter. The three trade thoughts and ideas for integrating play and curiosity into artistic experimentation, keeping your own traditions alive while bringing in the new, working with collaborators, and allowing your work to change as your life changes.
    Check out Ashley Williams' work at ashleyelizawilliams.com and on Instagram @ashleyelizawilliams.
    Check out Andrew Jensdotter's work on Instagram @studiojensdotter.
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    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

NENEUSE ,

Art Bound Podcast

I appreciate to discover those podcasts. As a young artist in New York it is always good to hear from others experiences. Thank you Artists network! I already listened to the first one with Hunt, and I am ready to listen the entire season. During painting time, in my studio in Lower East side, it’s a great way to get inspired, just by imagination on what the narrator is talking about. Yes dreams never expired! Thank you very much for sharing!

Xox🎨
@empreintez_moi by Flora.

ArtSoulLifeLove ,

Engaging Conversations

The conversational style of this podcast not only feels really great; it also leads to some deep insights in a way that keeps me connected to the artist’s heart while also stretching me and creating an opportunity to see things differently!

LJB97 ,

Affirming, Genuine and Inspiring!

This podcast has ironed out so many existential and everyday quagmires I run into as an artist just beginning to start her own business. The artists are diverse in their areas of work and perspectives. There is no pretension in this podcast, which I absolutely love.

It would be really neat to listen to a self-taught artist at some point (asking for a friend) or an episode on the benefits of attending art school and finding the one best for you.

This is great! Please keep ‘em coming :)

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