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DEEP COLOR is an oral history project and podcast that features long-form conversations with artists and art professionals as they discuss their work, ideas and lives--offering listeners a unique understanding about the process, experiences and people behind the artwork. DEEP COLOR is independently produced by Joseph Hart.

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    • Visual Arts
    • 4.9, 77 Ratings

DEEP COLOR is an oral history project and podcast that features long-form conversations with artists and art professionals as they discuss their work, ideas and lives--offering listeners a unique understanding about the process, experiences and people behind the artwork. DEEP COLOR is independently produced by Joseph Hart.

    Curtis Talwst Santiago

    Curtis Talwst Santiago

    Curtis Talwst Santiago is a multi-disciplinary artist that makes sculpture, drawings and paintings, performance and video. Curtis talks about pivoting from music to visual art, navigating the COVID-19 pandemic, his recent show Can’t I Alter at The Drawing Center in New York, genetic trauma and ancestry as concepts, intuition as an important tool, the complexities of Kanye West, honesty during studio visits and learning to be patient with the process of making art.

    • 1 hr
    Susan Bee

    Susan Bee

    Susan Bee makes energetic oil paintings that feature a mix of female figures in fantastical landscapes, art historical references, geometric abstraction and pictorial invention—all serving as iconic flashpoints for current social and personal struggles. Susan talks about symbolism and being inspired by romance and poetry, inserting herself into someone else’s narrative, how images can represent sound, surrendering meaning and embracing ambiguity, vulnerability during studio visits, the self as primary audience, and feeling completely absorbed by the process of making a painting.

    • 57 min
    Libby Rothfeld

    Libby Rothfeld

    Libby Rothfeld makes conceptually driven sculpture that combines found objects, photography and drawing, and built wood structures that are often covered with banal hardware store tiles and kitchen counter laminate. Libby talks about the varied ingredients in her studio practice, subdued and faded color palettes as suggestions of time, an interest in the peripheral of our world, formality as feeling, figure skating and the collisions between taste, choice and identity.

    • 51 min
    Graham Collins

    Graham Collins

    Graham Collins makes sculpture and paintings that often combine complex structures, minimalism and material exploration. Graham talks about his approach to making and how different bodies of work connect and disconnect, thriving off of deadlines, being skeptical of art as a healthy exercise, allowing for fun in studio, small versus big galleries, green smoothies as placebo, how feelings aren’t facts, a desire for meaning to be visible and artist’s as the drivers of culture.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Joshua Abelow

    Joshua Abelow

    Joshua Abelow makes abstract paintings that feature a mix of geometric patterns, angular bursts, and stick figures that awkwardly vibrate up and through the picture plane. Josh talks about balancing broadness and specificity in his work, his writing and the futility of artist statements, his curatorial project and exhibition space “Freddy”, the value of maintaining a routine, and the similarities between making a mixtape and making a painting.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Erin M. Riley

    Erin M. Riley

    Erin M. Riley is a fiber-based artist that makes large scale, hand woven tapestries that depict still lives of forlorn objects, scenes of intimacy and self-portraiture. Erin talks about women expressing masculinity through art, selfies as a form of existence, her source material, ritual and the physicality of process, code words as privacy, slowing down and looking, and art as a fundamental survival mechanism.

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
77 Ratings

77 Ratings

Galfromdownunder ,

Like having the artist in your living room

From depths of the Ryan Travis Christian episode I learned the term “duende,” from the Sophie Stone episode I learned about how flowers relate to the coolest rugs ever (some designed to inch up a wall), and from Sean Kelly, what a thoroughly nice, unpretentious person he is. Thank you for giving us an enriching insight into the minds and machinations behind the canvas.

adam lehrer ,

The podcast I’ve always wanted

I have my favorite podcasts: Bret Ellis for film, Marc Maron for whatever, Last Podcast on the Left for macabre and humor. But I’m a visual artist and I have been longing for a podcast that addressed contemporary art from an intellectual perspective that also covered artists who aren’t selling for millions of dollars. This podcast is a god send. I love the focus on philosophy and technique, as well as the practical advice. Highly recommend Brian Chippendale (lightning bolt is one of my favorite bands and I’ve admired his comics since growing up in New England) and Tau Lewis (a sculptor I’ve been obssssed with since seeing her work at Frieze New York last year)

Izmonk ,

Illuminating

Zero pretense, acute attention to detail and nuance and contradiction, and most importantly, takes nothing for granted. Whether you are an artist or are just curious, this is a whole-hearted and avid appreciation of what it takes to create

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