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On Reality Talks, we speak with working artists and arts professionals on navigating the art world. Through introspective conversation, our guests provide knowledge on the market, public projects and the artistic process.

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On Reality Talks, we speak with working artists and arts professionals on navigating the art world. Through introspective conversation, our guests provide knowledge on the market, public projects and the artistic process.

    Episode Six - Vanessa Rivera

    Episode Six - Vanessa Rivera

    Vanessa Rivera is a Los Angeles based artist with an education in Fine Arts from the University of Southern California. Rivera’s work is a mixture of abstract expressionism and figurative painting. She uses color as a language to create an emotion in the viewer whether it’s in her solely abstract work, or in preparation for a story in her figurative paintings. Rivera’s pseudo sexual works are a reflection of the stages of the human experience expressed through body postures. The viewer is welcomed to enter a dream-like world surrounded by clouds of color, directing the viewer away from the physical world and into the realm of emotion. Rivera’s work has been exhibited throughout Los Angeles, including the USC Roski Lindhurst Gallery, the Fisher Museum, Gallery 950 at The Met, LAUNCH Gallery, Gallery 38, NWO Art Gallery and Palazzo Vagnotti in Italy.

    • 45 min
    Episode Five - Al-Baseer Holly

    Episode Five - Al-Baseer Holly

    Philadelphia born artist Al-Baseer Holly (ABH) is best known for paying a tribute to childhood memories through his brightly hued paintings that colorfully blend pop culture figures with street art aesthetic. His works reveal playful energy of the artist’s regular rite of cartoon viewing on Saturday mornings, evoking a sense of nostalgia and state of lacking the constraints of rules and regime. ABH uses iconic characters such as: SpongeBob SquarePants, Beavis & Butthead, and Mickey Mouse, juxtaposing their imagery with a variety of abstract representations. His works were exhibited nationwide and has attracted the attention of Tommy Hilfiger, Beyonce, and Rita Ora.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Episode Four w/ Isaac Pelayo

    Episode Four w/ Isaac Pelayo

    Not many people know what they want to be at the age of two. But in the case of fine artist Isaac Pelayo, this is true. Born in Los Angeles, CA, on June 7th, 1996, Isaac picked up a pencil at a tender age and discovered a profound passion. He was compelled to mirror his father and fellow fine artist, Antonio Pelayo Jr., but produce art of his own in the process. Growing up, he found comfort in solace, as it allowed him to learn what being committed and dedicated meant and he embraced his love for the craft. His work initiated as a child; from sketching and coloring Disney characters, to now drawing and painting life-like pieces in depth and minuscule detail using only a pencil and brush. His influences and inspirations lie in his family, other visual artist’s, musical artist’s, and the idea of improving his skill on a daily basis. His massive skill didn’t take long to open up success for him. He’s won several first placement awards and the first being at the 2008 12th Annual Western Art Show in Riverside, CA at the age of only 11. Isaac has been published in several books, magazines, and news papers such as Frank 151, Out of Step Books, LA Weekly, and recently landing the cover of the 2016 Los Angeles Latino Heritage Month Calendar and Cultural Guide. Isaac has also exhibited in several well-known galleries and museums such as MOLAA, The Trotsky Museum, Known Gallery, Street Art Fair For Jeff Hamilton, The Seventh Letter Gallery, La Luz De Jesus Gallery, Burbank Art Center, Donna Beam Gallery, Plaza De La Raza, and Gallery 446 to name a few. He is an ambitious young adult who strives to challenge.

    • 1 hr 6 min

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