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"I started this series as a means for exploration, an exploration of self, and an exploration of the perspectives of other artists.

This series is an unabridged documentation of conversations between artists. It’s a series dedicated to breaking down the barriers we tend to set up in our own minds. I want to inspire future creatives to have the courage to explore and experiment. This is about making dreams a reality and not about letting our dreams fall to the wayside.

My intention is to give my audience a sense of real human connection, something that feels rich and organic.

When I was thinking of a title I thought of the word “movement”.
In relation to the Renaissance period in art, my goal for this program is to signify a rebirth of consciousness towards the way we look at contemporary art."

- Yoshino (@yoshinostudios)

Artist Decoded by Yoshino Yoshino Studios

    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 195 Ratings

"I started this series as a means for exploration, an exploration of self, and an exploration of the perspectives of other artists.

This series is an unabridged documentation of conversations between artists. It’s a series dedicated to breaking down the barriers we tend to set up in our own minds. I want to inspire future creatives to have the courage to explore and experiment. This is about making dreams a reality and not about letting our dreams fall to the wayside.

My intention is to give my audience a sense of real human connection, something that feels rich and organic.

When I was thinking of a title I thought of the word “movement”.
In relation to the Renaissance period in art, my goal for this program is to signify a rebirth of consciousness towards the way we look at contemporary art."

- Yoshino (@yoshinostudios)

    AD 262 | John Wentz

    AD 262 | John Wentz

    John Wentz is a contemporary artist whose work is an exploration of process and technique. Working within the classical idiom of the human figure, his goal is to reduce and simplify the image to its core fundamentals: composition, color, and mark-making. Paint application and brush strokes are broad and simplified as a means to connect and convey these ideas to the viewer with an abstract sensibility.
     
    John was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. His interest in art began at the age of 6 when he first discovered Batman and Spiderman comic books. After years of copying comics panel by panel, he worked in the commercial arts as a muralist, billboard creator, and freelance illustrator. After learning to paint by doing airbrushed billboards, he decided to pursue Fine Art and work in oils. Since then, he has had 5 solo exhibitions in San Francisco and numerous group exhibitions both nationally and internationally. His works have appeared in many publications and have won multiple awards.
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    johnwentz.com
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    • 1 hr 16 min
    AD 261 | Tim Bettinson (Vancouver Sleep Clinic)

    AD 261 | Tim Bettinson (Vancouver Sleep Clinic)

    Tim Bettinson is a 27-year-old singer-songwriter and producer most recognized for creating and living behind the lustful, ambient guise of Vancouver Sleep Clinic. Across his catalogue, elements of anthemic indie rock, intimate R&B, and sophisticated folk provide a sweeping film soundtrack for Bettinson’s gentle vocal and expansive storytelling. Emerging from his native Brisbane, Australia on the strength of a series of singles including “Someone To Stay," “Middle of Nowhere," “The Wire,” and the bedroom-produced viral cover of “As It Was," Tim now roams the world with a laptop and headphones in pursuit of adventure and creative inspiration for his ever-evolving project.
    Topics discussed in this episode:
    Leaving Los Angeles (00:12:19) How Tim and Yoshino originally met (00:14:04) Lesson’s Tim has learned throughout his journey in music and the industry (00:17:31) The feeling of making music (00:23:34) Yoshino’s journey into martial arts and photography (00:26:47) The first song Tim released on Soundcloud called “Vapour” (00:30:19) Tim’s decision to start singing and using falsetto (00:35:22) Natural talents vs. achieving abilities through hard work (00:40:39) Anxiety and self-imposed pressure (00:52:25) Advanced technologies (00:57:45) Finding balance and joy within the creative process (01:04:06) Dealing with anxiety, self-doubt, and negative thoughts (01:09:36) Navigating feedback and trusting your instincts (01:18:38) Defining one’s purpose (01:25:16) Finding perspective on past work (01:30:49) People who inspire Tim and Yoshino (01:36:57) artistdecoded.com
    vancouversleepclinic.org
    instagram.com/vancouversleepclinic

    • 1 hr 46 min
    AD 260 | Saman Kesh

    AD 260 | Saman Kesh

    Iranian-American filmmaker Saman Kesh has the most Vimeo staff picks, ever. He attributes this accolade to excessive consumption of rocket fuel and a knack for combining the human experience with a healthy dose of controlled chaos.

    After his music videos won him YDA Silver at Cannes and two Best Video at SXSW, his foray into advertising was an epic international Superbowl spot for Taco Bell. Since then, he has worked with major brands like Zoom, Google, Citibank, Uber, and most recently picked up a handful of Clio awards for his work with Toyota and Nintendo. Saman has written and directed two universally hailed short films, CONTROLLER and HIT TV, which are being developed into TV-shows, and he is currently working on two feature films.

    On his off hours, he plays video games and trolls racists.
    Topics discussed in this episode:
    Creating a sanctuary for yourself (00:03:20) His short film Controller, DP’d by Isaac Bauman (00:10:01) Saman’s definition of success (0015:43) Celebrating small victories (00:22:28) Working professionally with ADHD (00:26:59) Knowing our strengths and weaknesses and how to work with them (00:35:40) Martial arts and spirituality (00:43:22) Saman’s advice for artists and creatives (01:11:16) artistdecoded.com
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    instagram.com/saman_kesh

    • 1 hr 18 min
    AD 259 | Daniele Bolelli

    AD 259 | Daniele Bolelli

    Daniele Bolelli is a writer, martial artist, university professor, and podcaster. He was born in Italy and currently lives in Los Angeles.

    Topics discussed in this episode:
    Daniele’s podcasts History on Fire and The Drunken Taoist (00:05:55) Daniele’s writing practice (00:08:51) Family and navigating personal struggles (00:15:03) The origin of Daniele’s passion for history (00:30:59) Reflections on legacy (00:35:02) Unpacking success, values, and the nature of quality (00:40:46) The complexities of meritocracy  (00:53:32) Discussing personal values (01:08:19) Thoughts on the impact of advanced technology (01:17:10) Power and agency within decision making (01:44:50) Daniele’s life advice (01:49:21)
    artistdecoded.com
    danielebolelli.com
    danielebolelli.substack.com
    historyonfirepodcast.com
    thedrunkentaoist.com
    instagram.com/daniele_bolelli

    • 1 hr 57 min
    Photo Roulette | Yoshinocast #15

    Photo Roulette | Yoshinocast #15

    Yoshino is a multi-hyphenate artist and the host of Artist Decoded.

    Yoshino’s essay “Photo Roulette” can be read at Yoshino’s Diary on Substack.

    Yoshino’s Links:
    yoshinostudios.com
    yoshino.substack.com
    instagram.com/yoshinostudios
    twitter.com/yoshinostudios

    • 5 min
    AD 258 | Wesley Stringer

    AD 258 | Wesley Stringer

    Wesley Stringer (b. 1985) was born in Oklahoma City and has worked as a photographer for the past 13 years. Stringer began photographing while a BFA student at the University of Oklahoma. His practice is concerned with the natural environment, both in its untouched state, as well as how it relates to the spaces people occupy. The printed image is as important to Stringer’s work as the physical and textural presence: his photographs frequently take the shape of handmade books or boxes. In addition, the artist prints many of his photographs on translucent gampi paper and mounts them by hand to heavier weight papers, giving each artwork evidence of its making. Stringer’s photographs and handmade books have been exhibited in museums and galleries in the United States and in France. In 2013, Stringer’s photographs were exhibited at the Museum of Art and Design in New York. In 2016, Stringer was a finalist for the Rudin Prize for Emerging Photographers, which resulted in a group exhibition at the Norton Museum of Art, Palm Beach. Working in collaboration with artist Daniel Brush, Stringer’s photographs were exhibited at L’École School in Paris (2017) and L’École School in New York (2018). In 2019, his photographs were exhibited at Nailya Alexander Gallery, New York (2019), and in 2020, Stringer’s work was acquired by the library of The Museum of Modern Art, New York (2020). Stringer's work is represented by Michael Hulett at The Hulett Collection in Tulsa, Oklahoma. 
     

    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
195 Ratings

195 Ratings

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Appreciation

Immense appreciation for yoshino & the podcast for I’ve gained an ocean of new perspectives and continue to do so. Easily one of my favorite podcast ever. I would recommend to any daily podcast listener and look forward to every episode. Thank you Artist Decoded & Yoshino. Never stop making episodes!

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Amazing

No other podcast does so in depth with conversations. Yoshino is one of my favorite hosts out there! Very articulate and nows how to dig past the surface with guests. For sure recommend to all my artist friends.

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Life-changing

Hearing other artists speak helps me understand myself and my art more.

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