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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 • 188 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)

    Embracing The Shadow Self with Joseph Lee | AD 243

    Embracing The Shadow Self with Joseph Lee | AD 243

    Joseph Lee is an actor & self-taught artist who studies faces and the emotions that inhabit them. Lee focuses on the parallels between external reality and the internal process by manipulating everyday faces and objects through segmented brush strokes, color choice, and volume, converging them into a complete and balanced whole.
    Topics Discussed In This Episode:
    Joseph Lee’s upcoming solo exhibit opening at GR Gallery in NYC on September 8, 2022 The importance of taking care of one’s own mental health Examining the origin of pain and trauma Joey moving to LA to pursue acting The moment when he decided to become a painter Potency in making decisive and guttural decisions Spiritual connection through art Having an insatiable curiosity of people His currently unreleased Netflix show “Beef” (starring David Choe, Steven Yeun, Patti Yasutake, Ali Wong) Utilizing gratitude prayers and journaling Simplifying one’s life to help alleviate anxiety Reconnecting and remembering our child self Challenging our needs for external validations Fighting against jadedness Artists Mentioned:
    Marie-Louise von Franz (Psychologist) Martha Graham (Choreographer) Books Mentioned:
    The Book of Five Rings (Miyamoto Musashi) Podcasts Mentioned:
    Hidden Brain - “The Secret Life of Secrets” Films Mentioned:
    The Godfather Trilogy Paterson (2016) artistdecoded.com
    josephleeart.com
    instagram.com/joeyunlee

    • 1 hr 31 min
    The Tenets of Nihil with Joshua Hagler | AD 242

    The Tenets of Nihil with Joshua Hagler | AD 242

    The long arc of Joshua Hagler's oeuvre, with its focus on painting, could be traced by its slow, physical and conceptual disintegration - of it's imagery, politics, art historical underpinnings, and philosophical erudition - from its early pictorial messaging to a need, in more recent years, for direct physical experience of the numinous. Material layering is at the core of Hagler's work, combining a range of self-developed painting processes which force a loss of skilled control, making for radical pictorial transformation. The works situates itself in the paradox of absence and presence, the internal and external, and the sacred and profane.

    Whatever research occurs with regard to issues such as mass shooting, wildfires, and religiosity in America, only demonstrates itself to the degree that it's relevant to the artist's own background and direct life experience. The personal is thus foregrounded and given preference over academic defenses, which are subverted at every opportunity. Hagler's distinct signature manages to span paintings both physically slight and vast, figurative and abstract. The work is intentional about avoiding redundancy common in an era of self-conscious branding, preferring endless evolution, while seeking to ground itself in deeper authenticity over time.
    Topics Discussed In This Episode:
    The Tenets of Nihil Exile & Absence (The Archaic Brother) - The first tenet of Nihil The reasons why Josh moved from California to New Mexico in 2017 Paradoxes Private vs. public conversations Arvo Pärt’s compositional style, “tintinnabuli” Josh’s observations in abandoned spaces throughout New Mexico Believing in consciousness Axis Mundi Patterns emerging out of observations The Archaic Brother How being a father has given him a deeper meaning and appreciation for life The role meditation has played in his life Artists Mentioned:
    Ruben Östlund (Director) Arvo Pärt (Composer) Mark Rothko (Painter)
    Aja Daashuur (Medium) Books Mentioned:
    The Daemon (Anthony Peake) The Seat of the Soul (Gary Zukav) Films Mentioned:
    The Square (2017) Force Majeure (2014) artistdecoded.com
    joshuahagler.com
    instagram.com/haglerjosh

    • 1 hr 29 min
    The Soul and The Higher Calling | Yoshinocast #7

    The Soul and The Higher Calling | Yoshinocast #7

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

    Topics Discussed:
    Channeling the muse Seeking the higher self Questioning one’s own intentions and motivations Journaling Artists Mentioned:
    Anthony Peake (Writer) Gary Zukav (Writer) Carl Jung (Psychiatrist and Psychoanalyst) Michael Pollan (Writer) Margaret Atwood (Writer) Books Mentioned:
    The Seat of the Soul (Gary Zukav) The Daemon (Anthony Peake) Caffeine (Michael Pollan) Yoshino’s Links:
    yoshinostudios.com
    instagram.com/yoshinostudios
    twitter.com/yoshinostudios

    • 19 min
    On Mediumship And Connecting With Spirit Guides with Aja Daashuur | AD 241

    On Mediumship And Connecting With Spirit Guides with Aja Daashuur | AD 241

    AJA, The Spirit Guide Coach, is a spiritual counselor who specializes in connecting you with the guidance and wisdom of your unique Spiritual team.

    The advice from your Spirit Guides is incorporated into AJA’s intuitive coaching process in order to help you create a plan for breaking negative patterns, finding your path, and accepting the love and support that your Guides surround you with every single day.

    As the bridge between you and your Guides, AJA considers this to be sacred work and is honored to help those who wish to deepen their connection with their higher self and learn to love themselves on a deeper level.

    Spirit Guide Life Coaching is an incredibly intimate and rewarding process that allows you to hear the advice and support that your Guides wish to offer you.

    AJA is a true believer in the innate power every person has to achieve radical expansion through self-love.

    Topics Discussed In This Episode:
    Aja’s experiences in mediumship and channeling spirits Losing connection with ourselves Children being closer to the source Daily distractions of the modern era and the connection to feeling disconnected from oneself What led Aja to her personal spiritual awakening Her experiences speaking with her spirit guides Connecting to our higher self How people can connect with their guides through meditation The importance of journaling Tapping into one’s own psychic abilities Creation and destruction Making the right decisions for ourselves The most rewarding things about being a medium Embodying archetypes Actions precipitating change Not repeating negative patterns that can hold us back Books Mentioned:
    The Body Keeps The Score (Bessel van der Kolk) Women Who Run with the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype (Clarissa Pinkola Estés) Films and TV Shows Mentioned:
    Ghosts (2021) Hereditary (2018) artistdecoded.com
    thespiritguidecoach.com
    instagram.com/thespiritguidecoach

    • 1 hr 14 min
    On Having Purpose | Yoshinocast #6

    On Having Purpose | Yoshinocast #6

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

    Topics Discussed:
    Thinking about habits as a necessity, similar to breathing The idea of the Daemon (or Daimon) Being a vessel for creative energy to flow through you Channeling ourselves to our intuition “Everyone is a hero in their birth.” - Otto Rank Artists Mentioned:
    Marie-Louise von Franz (Psychologist) Philip K. Dick (Author) Otto Rank (Philosopher) Books Mentioned:
    Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep (Philip K. Dick) The Myth of the Birth of the Hero (Otto Rank) Yoshino’s Links:
    yoshinostudios.com
    instagram.com/yoshinostudios
    twitter.com/yoshinostudios

    • 11 min
    Writing Down The Bones with Natalie Goldberg | AD 240

    Writing Down The Bones with Natalie Goldberg | AD 240

    Natalie Goldberg is the author of fifteen books, including Writing Down the Bones (Shambhala, 1986), which has sold over one million copies, has been translated into fourteen languages, and started a revolution in the way we practice writing in this country.
    Topics Discussed In This Episode:
    Natalie’s first book, “Chicken and In Love” (1979) Being afraid of both success and failure before her book, “Writing Down The Bones,” came out in 1986 Having thin values “I shop therefore I am.” - Barbara Kruger Consuming vs. finding meaning Natalie writing two books while undergoing treatment for cancer Accepting suffering Thinking about one’s legacy Zen Buddhism “Writing closes the gap between who you think you are and who you are.” - Natalie Goldberg What writing has revealed to Natalie “Make this moment an occasion to live deeply, happily in peace.” - Thich Nhat Hanh Managing discursive thoughts The pros and cons of the advent of the interview The art of haiku writing People Mentioned:
    Margaret Atwood (Writer) Amy Tan (Writer) Katagiri Roshi (Sōtō Zen Priest and Teacher) Lidia Yuknavitch (Writer) Barbara Kruger (Artist) Joan Didion (Writer) Viktor Frankl (Neurologist, Psychiatrist, Philosopher, Writer) Carson McCullers (Writer) Thich Nhat Hanh (Monk) Masaoka Shiki (Poet) Books Mentioned That Natalie Goldberg Wrote:
    Chicken and In Love Writing Down The Bones Let The Whole Thundering World Come Home The Great Spring The True Secret of Writing Three Simple Lines Books Mentioned:
    The Year of Magical Thinking (Joan Didion) Man’s Search For Meaning (Viktor Frankl) The Ballad of the Sad Café (Carson McCullers) 2030 (Mauro F. Guillén) aristdecoded.com
    nataliegoldberg.com

    • 49 min

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188 Ratings

188 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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