Welcome to Ballsy, the podcast where I interview successful artists and creators on how they got the balls to sell their art, and turn their art practice into profitable businesses.
As a former entrepreneur turned artist, I realized that being an artist is basically like running a small startup, and you, the artist, are the CEO. I talk to artists and talk about their businesses, talk real numbers, growth hacks, tools and tricks and how they were ballsy enough to make art their career
Episode 19 - Salventius
In our latest Episode 19 of the Ballsy Podcast, we had a chance to speak with Niels Kiené, better known as Salventius, a Dutch artist who specializes in one-line portraits. Using a range of techniques from light painting to 3D printing, he creates art in a spontaneous style he calls "momentalism." His work is unique for its embrace of errors and its speed of creation, both of which are showcased in timelapse videos on his Instagram. Salventius has also gained attention for contributing to the world's first digital art exhibition in space. We'll discuss how his unique style is turning heads in the art community.You can find him on Instagram @salventius and on his website salventius.com
Episode 18 - Dan Lam (Sopopomo)
In Episode 18 of the Ballsy Podcast, we're thrilled to have Instagram sensation Dan Lam, known for her vibrant and tactile sculptures made from unconventional materials. Dan's work blurs the line between allure and repulsion. Inspired by nature and the human body, she creates organic, blob-like pieces that invite touch while evoking a strange otherworldly quality. It's like nothing you've seen before! Join us as we explore Dan's artistic process, her balancing act of contrasts, and her boundless passion for creation.
You can find her on Instagram @sopopomo and on her website bydanlam.com
Episode 17 - Adrien Saporiti
Coming up on Episode 17 of the Ballsy Podcast: From Nashville to Portland, we sit down with the talented artist and entrepreneur, Adrien Saporiti.
With his brush as his tool and creativity as his driving force, Adrien has made a name for himself in the world of visual art.
His mesmerizing murals and street artwork have captivated audiences and become iconic symbols of his craft. Throughout our conversation, Adrien takes us on a journey through his artistic evolution, sharing his earliest influences and the pivotal moments that shaped his style.
From fine art to mural creation, he has mastered the art of storytelling through his vibrant pieces.
Make sure not to miss the episode that's packed with inspiration, creativity, and the pure joy of artistic expression.
You can find him on Instagram @asap.gif and on his website asapgif.com
Episode 16 - Plastic Jesus
In Episode 16 of the Ballsy Podcast, we were lucky to chat with Plastic Jesus, a bold artist whose thought-provoking installations challenge societal norms. His installations often appear unexpectedly in public spaces, disrupting the everyday and sparking conversations among passersby.
While Plastic Jesus prefers to let his art speak for itself, his work has garnered international attention and acclaim. His thoughtfully crafted pieces have been displayed in major cities around the world, captivating audiences with their profound messages and challenging the status quo. Plastic Jesus's artistic vision serves as a reminder that art has the power to provoke, inspire, and effect change. He continues to push the boundaries of contemporary art and invites viewers to question the world they live in.
Join us as we explore the impactful artistry of Plastic Jesus and the conversations it ignites.
You can find him on Instagram @plasticjesus and on his website www.plasticjesusstore.com
Episode 15 - Dimitri Likissas
In Episode 15 of the Ballsy podcast, we'll be featuring the unique and dynamic work of artist Dimitri Likissas.
With roots in Belgium and Greece, Dimitri's creative journey has taken him from graphic design to a career in corporate media, and ultimately, to a full-time artist painter whose works have made their way into private collections around the world.
Dimitri's signature style, characterized by colored dots arrangements that transform imagery into abstract and geometric forms, invites viewers on an exciting optical journey that explores the limitless potential of chromatic and tonal scales. Influenced by pop art icons such as Keith Haring, Roy Lichtenstein, and Andy Warhol, Dimitri's works bring harmony to the cohabitation of patterned dots that keep on moving and rolling.
Join us as we explore the world of Dimitri Likissas, whose art invites us to view the world in a magical, fluid, and invigorating panorama.
You can find him on Instagram @dimitrilikissas and on his website www.dimitrilikissas.com/
Episode 14 - DOT
Welcome to Episode 14 of Ballsy podcast. In this episode, we're thrilled to have a well-known artist - DOT which stands for Department of Transformation. DOT's work is known for its unique blend of traditional art forms and technology, which creates an immersive and interactive experience for the audience. DOT's creations often explore themes of transformation, identity, and the relationship between humans and technology. In this episode, we'll get a chance to learn more about DOT's creative process, inspirations, and ideas. So, sit back, relax, and join us as we take a deep dive into the world of DOT and his transformative art.
You can find him on Instagram @cantstopdot and on his website www.imnotdot.com