In this episode of The Living Artist, Preston and Mike Collins sit down to interview New Jersey and "Beast Coast" artist Karey Maurice, aka KaMo. This episode is dropping right before two of Karey's exhibitions with ShockBoxx Gallery this and next month; one being a solo show entitled Cones To Bones and the other in the now infamous group exhibition Intergalactic Open 2. Mike joins us to talk about his relationship with KaMo, how these two shows came to be and to add his insights as an artist and gallery owner. This was a fascinating and energetic discussion with Karey, where the artist talks about his origins in the 1980's New York art explosion, and how he engaged with some of the hottest artists on the scene. Some highlights are Keith Haring's mentorship and crash course art world education with Karey, Karey being constantly mistaken for Basquiat, developing his artistic style from an early age, discovering and cultivating his identity, skateboarding, living and working with neuropathy, his upcoming solo show at ShockBoxx, a discussion of having the total package as an artist, visibility in the art world, and so much more. This is a fun, engaging, and deep conversation, with so many nuggets of wisdom for any artist out there.
As Karey so eloquently put it on the episode, if you need to find him online, just type his name into Google and everything you need to know will pop up (https://www.google.com)! You can check out some work, info and follow Karey on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/ikareytv.
If you would like to submit to upcoming curated shows at ShockBoxx, you can do so at www.shockboxxproject.com/submit. You can check out Mike Collins work and follow him on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/mikecollinsart.
For more information on Preston M. Smith and his artwork, visit https://www.pmsartwork.com, or follow him on social media @pmsartwork. You can also now subscribe to his YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/pmsartwork.
Huge thank you to Feedspot for choosing The Living Artist for their list of the Top 25 Art Podcasts You Must Follow in 2020. It is a huge honor to have made this amazing list (coming in at #11) with so many other wonderful podcasts. Big thank you to Feedspot! You can check out this list and more of Feedspot at https://blog.feedspot.com/art_podcasts.
Podcast theme music: "Music by Jason Shaw on Audionautix.com"