Studio Confessions is the brainchild of Luis Martin / The Art Engineer. The artist uses the podcast to share his firsthand experiences of being an emerging artist and sharing a POC’s POV. With over twenty years experience as an artist, curator and museum educator, Martín leverages his curiosity, ambition and pop psych wit to deliver biweekly conversations and monologues you’ll want to listen in on.
Go to the Places that GIve You Wings
Join me as I take my summer break and leave you with a summer prompt:
Look around, does your current environment give you wings? Does the quality of the life you live, live up to the American dream we have bought into? Come along, I am back in one of the places that give me wings and flight. This is an invitation and a calling for adventure and above all a reminder that you deserve all the beauty and good of this world. Yup- I absolutely mean it. Get ready, come with!
Courtney Alexander: Awakenings
Listen in as artist Courtney Alexander talks about “Dust II Onyx”, a tarot deck she created that celebrates the Black experience through the lens and tradition of this universal divination tool. The artist talks about her multi layered approach to creating art that inspires her to go big as a large person who is often expected to play small. We talk about sprit awakenings, heeding the call of divine projects and how she used Kickstarter to launcher her successful and revolutionary tarot deck. Pull up a chair and join our chat.
Ben Sander & Brini Maxwell: The art of the Pioneer
Join this fascinating conversation with the pioneer lifestyle-performer, artist and academic Ben Sander aka Brini Maxwell. Ben talks about his drag persona and hosting a subtly groundbreaking television show in the 90’s. and how he is now developing her into high art. We also talk about his collaborations with his mother and how working with his mentor has broadened his ideas about his work and himself as an artist. Join in, become part of Brini’s community of crafters and makers in New York City at her hub at Club Cumming. All are welcomed.
Yasmín Hernández: Rematriation
Join me in this remarkable conversation with Artist Yasmín Hernández. Listen in as this artist gracefully articulates a core Latinx experience often felt but unspoken. Throughout our talk Yasmin offers a vocabulary to address her personal truths that resonate beyond her own personal journey into broader cultural and historic narrative. The artist also speaks about rematriating into her ancestral island of Boriken. Hear about the realities of leaving behind the amenities of New York City for a deeper connection to the ideas of “Womb” as home. Lean in, you will want to listen to this conversation!
Stay tuned for the upcoming conversation with Yeasmín in Spanish our ongoing Latinx series later this summer.
Chucho: Las Inquietudes de
Let’s go to Patagonia and meet “Chucho” the enigmatic Argentinean collage artist. Listen in to how his work was influenced by a six month visit to New York and Miami. He talks about being a self-taught artist, parenthood and how he is experimenting with collage in other mediums. This is your roundtrip ticket to a conversation in Latinx!
Vamos a la Patagonia en Argentina para conocer el artista de collage enigmático conocido como “Chucho”. Escucháremos como un viaje de seis meses a las ciudades de Nueva York y Miami en Los Estados Unidos influyó su práctica artística. Chucho hablara de sere artista autodidacto, de ser padre y cómo esta experimentando con el collage en otros medios. Estes una Aventura en conversaciones en Latinx!
Collaboration: An Invitation to the Sandbox
Are you ready to play in the sandbox? Listen in as I share about a fantastic collaboration I was part of with The Other Art Fair and Bombay Sapphire. Art is just half the story when it comes to creative and professional collabs. You have to have the right mind set, be flexible like clay and know people who are smarter then you! I give the insight and extend an invitation to play.
Since listening to Luis’ podcast I’ve entered a whole new level of creativity. With the combination of the reflective monologues and helpful tips from other amazing artists, it’s really helped my own artistic journey. Thank you Luis for being an inspiration!
Luis is present
I’ve listened to about 5 of Luis Martin’s podcasts and they are so real. He must have questions in mind when he gets started, but it does not come across as scripted as he really LISTENS to the people he’s talking to and is present in the moment. I look forward to enjoying many more while I paint or go on walks with my dog! Thanks Luis!
Upbeat, inspirational, great listening
Glad I was introduced to this podcast, great stuff.