207 episodes

Hosted by renowned Dark Artist Chet Zar, the Dark Art Society Podcast covers a variety of important and contemporary topics. Themes include Dark Art, literature, film, music, culture, philosophy, dreams, paranormal experiences, magick and much more! While each episode focuses on specific issues, the nature of this podcast is conversational and organic. With that said we encourage you to take up position, like a fly on the proverbial wall and tune in.

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    • 5.0 • 119 Ratings

Hosted by renowned Dark Artist Chet Zar, the Dark Art Society Podcast covers a variety of important and contemporary topics. Themes include Dark Art, literature, film, music, culture, philosophy, dreams, paranormal experiences, magick and much more! While each episode focuses on specific issues, the nature of this podcast is conversational and organic. With that said we encourage you to take up position, like a fly on the proverbial wall and tune in.

    Sadan Vague- Ep. 203

    Sadan Vague- Ep. 203

    This week I interview the brilliant dark art sculptor Sadan Vague!!! We talk about life in Ukraine, spending stolen money on his first block of clay when he was a little kid, creating work for the “Contemporary” art scene, deciding to become a sculptor, going to college (twice), living on little money in order to be able to put all of his energy into his own work and lots more! Excellent conversation from one of the most original and unique sculptors in the dark art genre!

    Also a quick art life update, new subscribers and the synesthesia name of the week.

    Interview starts at around 7:45


    Sadan on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SadanVague?s=20

    Sadan’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sadan_vague/

    Sadan on ArtStation: https://www.artstation.com/sadania?fbclid=IwAR2B-MrMSj4WN1cjGFb2YsiS-ZFkXhBK_ayMaY_BDIfip0xs1dpay2wgE3o


    The Dark Art Society Podcast is produced by Chet Zar.
    Become an Official Member of the Dark Art Society: www.patreon.com/DarkArtSociety
    Chet’s Patreon: www.patreon.com/ChetZar
    The Dark Art Society Instagram: instagram.com/darkartsociety
    Official Dark Art Society Website: www.darkartsociety.com
    The Dark Art Society Podcast is now available in a variety of places, including the following platforms:
    SoundCloud: @darkartsociety
    iTunes: apple.co/2gMNUfM
    Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/s?fid=134626&refid=stpr
    Podbay: podbay.fm/show/1215146981
    YouTube: bit.ly/2nNYPre
    DarkArtSociety.com
    Copyright Chet Zar LLC 2021

    • 1 hr 39 min
    Thomas Kuntz- Ep. 202

    Thomas Kuntz- Ep. 202

    This week I interview automaton super genius Thomas Kuntz! We talk about his monster kid childhood, growing up in Arizona, becoming a garage kit sculptor, sculpting for the toy industry, creating his first automaton and becoming a fine artist, silent films, the occult and Magick, Disneyland, his friendship with Maila Nurmi (Vampira) and tons more! This super fun conversation lasted over 2 hours and I could have easily kept going another 2!

    Also a quick art life update, new subscribers and the synesthesia name of the week (Gabe/Gabriel).

    Interview starts at around 7:45

    Thomas’s Instagram: @haxanthrobo

    The Dark Art Society Podcast is produced by Chet Zar.
    Become an Official Member of the Dark Art Society: www.patreon.com/DarkArtSociety
    Chet’s Patreon: www.patreon.com/ChetZar
    The Dark Art Society Instagram: instagram.com/darkartsociety
    Official Dark Art Society Website: www.darkartsociety.com
    The Dark Art Society Podcast is now available in a variety of places, including the following platforms:
    SoundCloud: @darkartsociety
    iTunes: apple.co/2gMNUfM
    Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/s?fid=134626&refid=stpr
    Podbay: podbay.fm/show/1215146981
    YouTube: bit.ly/2nNYPre
    DarkArtSociety.com

    Copyright Chet Zar LLC 2021

    • 2 hr 17 min
    Jim Pavelec- Ep. 201

    Jim Pavelec- Ep. 201

    This week I interview the incredibly talented Dark Art painter Jim Pavelec! We talk about being an art kid, his love of fantasy and horror, going to an art college that didn't teach anything about representational art, graduation and then finding proper instruction at Watts Atelier, becoming a fantasy illustrator, getting burnt out and leaving to pursue his own fine art and tons more! Jim is a super nice painter of demons and we had an excellent chat!

    Also a quick art life update, new subscribers and the synesthesia name of the week.

    Interview starts at around 7:45

    The Ars Goetia Kickstarter Tarot Project: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/arsgoetiademontarot/ars-goetia-tarot-deck

    Jim's Website http://www.arsgoetia.net
    Jim's Instagram and Twitter: @jim_pavelec

    The Dark Art Society Podcast is produced by Chet Zar.
    Become an Official Member of the Dark Art Society: www.patreon.com/DarkArtSociety
    Chet’s Patreon: www.patreon.com/ChetZar
    The Dark Art Society Instagram: instagram.com/darkartsociety
    Official Dark Art Society Website: www.darkartsociety.com
    The Dark Art Society Podcast is now available in a variety of places, including the following platforms:
    SoundCloud: @darkartsociety
    iTunes: apple.co/2gMNUfM
    Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/s?fid=134626&refid=stpr
    Podbay: podbay.fm/show/1215146981
    YouTube: bit.ly/2nNYPre
    DarkArtSociety.com
    Copyright Chet Zar LLC 2019

    • 2 hr
    Chris Mars Ep. 200

    Chris Mars Ep. 200

    For this very special episode 200(!!!)I interview legendary Dark Art pioneer (and co founder/drummer of the indie punk band The Replacements), Chris Mars! This was the ultimate guest I wanted to have for episode 200 and thanks to Chris and his amazing wife Sally for coordinating it, we were able to make it happen! We discuss his previous life as a musician, leaving that career for a life as a painter, Learning how to paint, working in a prop shop, our mutual love of dark art and "monsters", the monsters as a symbol of the outsider, how he makes his short art films and animations, being a "monster kid" of the 60's and tons more! This is one of the more conversational interviews we have had on here and honestly, it exceeded my high expectations!!! Happy episode 200!!!

    Also a quick art life update, new subscribers and the synesthesia word of the week.

    Interview starts at around 7:45

    Chris Mars Website https://www.chrismarspublishing.com
    Chris Mars Instagram: @chrismarsart
    Chris Mars Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChrisMarsArt/
    Chris Mars YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNou3YI51H1V1vIyrqqLllw

    The Dark Art Society Podcast is produced by Chet Zar.
    Become an Official Member of the Dark Art Society: www.patreon.com/DarkArtSociety
    Chet’s Patreon: www.patreon.com/ChetZar
    The Dark Art Society Instagram: instagram.com/darkartsociety
    Official Dark Art Society Website: www.darkartsociety.com
    The Dark Art Society Podcast is now available in a variety of places, including the following platforms:
    SoundCloud: @darkartsociety
    iTunes: apple.co/2gMNUfM
    Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/s?fid=134626&refid=stpr
    Podbay: podbay.fm/show/1215146981
    YouTube: bit.ly/2nNYPre
    DarkArtSociety.com
    Copyright Chet Zar LLC 2019

    • 1 hr 55 min
    Ron English- Ep. 199

    Ron English- Ep. 199

    This week I interview the legendary artist, painter, musician and "Godfather of Street Art", Ron English!!!! We talk about his early years as a vacuum cleaner salesman, how he left the "thug life" for a career as an artist, his work ethic, his views on art school and the highbrow art world and surprisingly, NFT's!!! This interview went all over the place...just the way I like it!

    Also a quick art life update, new subscribers and the synesthesia word of the week.

    Interview starts at around 7:45

    Ron's website: http://www.popaganda.com

    Excellent Ron English documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inz7e4J7fOs&t=1615s

    The Dark Art Society Podcast is produced by Chet Zar.
    Become an Official Member of the Dark Art Society: www.patreon.com/DarkArtSociety
    Chet’s Patreon: www.patreon.com/ChetZar
    The Dark Art Society Instagram: instagram.com/darkartsociety
    Official Dark Art Society Website: www.darkartsociety.com
    The Dark Art Society Podcast is now available in a variety of places, including the following platforms:
    SoundCloud: @darkartsociety
    iTunes: apple.co/2gMNUfM
    Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/s?fid=134626&refid=stpr
    Podbay: podbay.fm/show/1215146981
    YouTube: bit.ly/2nNYPre
    DarkArtSociety.com
    Copyright Chet Zar LLC 2019

    • 1 hr 56 min
    Simon Boswell- Ep. 198

    Simon Boswell- Ep. 198

    This week I interview BAFTA-nominated British film score composer, conductor, producer and musician, Simon Boswell! Simon's career spans over 30 years and 150 films and he has worked with a diverse array of artists such as Elton John, Dolly Parton, Dario Argento, Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols), 23 Skidoo, Richard Stanley, Clive Barker, Alejandro Jodorowsky....the list is endless! We had a great conversation that covered a ton of topics. I really had a great time and made a new friend!!!

    Also a quick art life update, new subscribers and the synesthesia word of the week.

    Interview starts at around 9:22

    Simon's Website: https://www.simonboswell.com/shop
    Simon’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SimonBoswellOfficialFanClub/
    Simon on Bandcamp: https://simonboswell.bandcamp.com
    Simon on Instagram: @simonboswell.composer
    Simon on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thesimonboswell

    The Dark Art Society Podcast is produced by Chet Zar.
    Become an Official Member of the Dark Art Society: www.patreon.com/DarkArtSociety
    Chet’s Patreon: www.patreon.com/ChetZar
    The Dark Art Society Instagram: instagram.com/darkartsociety
    Official Dark Art Society Website: www.darkartsociety.com
    The Dark Art Society Podcast is now available in a variety of places, including the following platforms:
    SoundCloud: @darkartsociety
    iTunes: apple.co/2gMNUfM
    Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/s?fid=134626&refid=stpr
    Podbay: podbay.fm/show/1215146981
    YouTube: bit.ly/2nNYPre
    DarkArtSociety.com
    Copyright Chet Zar LLC 2019

    • 2 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
119 Ratings

119 Ratings

ericten2 ,

Best Podcast on art

Chet Zar has curated some of the best artists out there. The podcast he created with Mike Corell discusses the trials and tribulations of working artists from the hand to mouth beginners to the blue chip gallery artists. I never liked the term Low brow art. Dark art seems more appropriate, and discussion about the art and its creators helps to expand the movement and remove the stigma associated with it.

Krissy Whiski ,

One of my favorite podcasts!

The Dark Art Society podcast has become one of my favorite podcasts over the years. It’s worth joining the group, as they are a cool group of really talented nice artists and fans of dark stuff. I enjoyed when it was Mike and Chet, and I like that it’s become an interview podcast with some of my favorite artists and ones whose work I get introduced to. Lots of really good technical stuff here for artists of all kinds!

colonnafineart ,

Best art podcast around!

Chet Zar manages to not just pull off an interview every week, he is able to find different artist each show. Conversations are fun, informative and often deep, but always great! Please do not forget to support the DAS podcast by joining their Patreon account, and help Chet keep it going!

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