1 hr 54 min

Episode 25: Eddie Colla (United States) - "Atavisms‪"‬ Lo-Fi Podcast

    • Visual Arts

Eddie Colla is a street artist, curator and photographer based in Oakland, Ca. However, given his love and need for travel, you could possibly say he’s based out of anywhere. His work is a synthesis of street art, collage, assemblage and video that crosses and transcends the barriers between the gallery walls and the public space. Mixing photography, paint, wheatpaste and other materials he picked up working odd jobs in his beginnings, Eddie’s work is a foreboding exploration, and reminder, of possible futures...even more so today.

In this episode, we talk about his beginnings in New Jersey and eventually enrolling in SVA. His then move from to California to attend CCAC in Oakland. We also touch upon his work in the advertising world as a photographer, the transition into his iconic work “Atavisms”, the inexplicable life changes that lead to his love for Paris and much more

In closing we talk about the upcoming online group show he organized with the help of Frederic Steimer, ‘Carpe Diem.’ On Saturday, June 20th.

Eddie attended the School of Visual Arts in New York and graduated from the California College of Arts with a BFA in photography/interdisciplinary fine arts in 1991. He began his artistic career as a photographer, working first for the New York Times and later countless magazines, record labels and ad agencies. 15 years later he has morphed into one who counters the all-pervasive nature of commercialism in public spaces.

Since 2005, his wheat-pastes and stencils can be found throughout public spaces in the Bay Area, Los Angeles, and Miami. Eddie's work first began to garner national recognition when his street art began incorporating images of Barack Obama throughout the 2008 Presidential election. His growing popularity landed him attention on internet blogs, features in six published books, and participation in the "Manifest Hope Art Gallery" shows at the 2008 Democratic National Convention and at the Presidential Inauguration in Washington D.C. His designs have been transformed many times over, from stickers, album and magazine covers.

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Instagram

Carpe Diem Instagram

Gandee

Monart

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Eddie Colla is a street artist, curator and photographer based in Oakland, Ca. However, given his love and need for travel, you could possibly say he’s based out of anywhere. His work is a synthesis of street art, collage, assemblage and video that crosses and transcends the barriers between the gallery walls and the public space. Mixing photography, paint, wheatpaste and other materials he picked up working odd jobs in his beginnings, Eddie’s work is a foreboding exploration, and reminder, of possible futures...even more so today.

In this episode, we talk about his beginnings in New Jersey and eventually enrolling in SVA. His then move from to California to attend CCAC in Oakland. We also touch upon his work in the advertising world as a photographer, the transition into his iconic work “Atavisms”, the inexplicable life changes that lead to his love for Paris and much more

In closing we talk about the upcoming online group show he organized with the help of Frederic Steimer, ‘Carpe Diem.’ On Saturday, June 20th.

Eddie attended the School of Visual Arts in New York and graduated from the California College of Arts with a BFA in photography/interdisciplinary fine arts in 1991. He began his artistic career as a photographer, working first for the New York Times and later countless magazines, record labels and ad agencies. 15 years later he has morphed into one who counters the all-pervasive nature of commercialism in public spaces.

Since 2005, his wheat-pastes and stencils can be found throughout public spaces in the Bay Area, Los Angeles, and Miami. Eddie's work first began to garner national recognition when his street art began incorporating images of Barack Obama throughout the 2008 Presidential election. His growing popularity landed him attention on internet blogs, features in six published books, and participation in the "Manifest Hope Art Gallery" shows at the 2008 Democratic National Convention and at the Presidential Inauguration in Washington D.C. His designs have been transformed many times over, from stickers, album and magazine covers.

Website

Instagram

Carpe Diem Instagram

Gandee

Monart

Find us on all your favorite platforms including:

Apple

Spotify

YouTube

Facebook

IG: @lofipod

Website

Noh/Wave Academy

John Wentz

1 hr 54 min