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.
Esteban Covo: En Familia Con (The Drunk Episode)
Dear Listener, join me and a few cups of wine as I sit with Esteban Covo, for what is officially “The Drunk Episode”. Meet Esteban who is co-founder of Magic Hammer, a CG animation studio in Merida and is also part of the Donia Way dynasty! Listen in as he talks about how his upbringing empowered his curiosity and confidence to explore, learn and launch his very own CG school at the age of 18. Esteban also shares the many love stories that are playing out in his family including his very own to a childhood friend. I really enjoyed this conversation and will re-listen to it whenever I want to fill my room with laughter and cheer. Join in.
Emanuel Toledo: En Casa Con
Meet Emanuel Toledo, a soft spoken culture powerhouse with a renewable energy engineering background. Listen in as we chat about his cultural and hospitality project La Casa Casa and how his father’s legacy enriches his mission. We look back at our short and well lived feasts with other artists and friends in Merida. Join the conversation and get the insight on mezcal one of his side passions he generously shares with all.
Grab your notebooks, activate your sketch books, I am sharing with you some practical magic. This is my Grimoire, listen in to learn how I use my notebook as a tool to travel time, shape shift and connect to a higher power. If you are an artist or a creative person, no initiation required. Learn some tips to protect yourself from creative blocks and boredom. Any notebook will do, I found mine on a sidewalk, in front of Molasses bookstore in Brooklyn, just bring your heart and soul into it.
Walk With Me: Parque Santa Lucia
Come take a walk with me in Parque Santa Lucia, the heart and center of my Merida experience. Join me on the safest way to travel together, via an audio tour! I will share with you my favorite coffee spot, which will come as no surprise, but will be surrounded by opulence and history. Then we’ll go for books, food and meet new friendly and fascinating people along the way. Follow the link bellow and down load the google map I created of this walk. I hope this episode inspires you to envision a not so distant future when we can travel and explore again.
I Forgive you America
I am far enough from the states to see and feel that the last block in my life is to forgive the country I was born in, the one that has rejected me and brainwashed me to believe I am less than and inadequate in every way. Listen in as I share why I must forgive… why what ever happens next I will be lighting a proverbial cigarette from the fire in my belly, the fire America has lit in me- making me believe it is my right to want and have more, even though it had no intentions of giving any of it to me. I forgive you America, and I hold you accountable and I will not forget.
Meet Donia Way
Meet the mighty Donia Way! The trail blazing character created by the Architect and Anthropologist duo Javier Covo and Ileana Reyes. Initially created by Covo as a lens to understand and celebrate his wife and her culture, Donia Way has become a passion project that is now a thriving family business with a mission.
Listen in as I speak with Irene Covo Reyes and Maria Camila Guerrero, the daughter and daughter in-law of the creators, who tell me about the important role this beloved character plays in preserving and amplifying the Yucatan culture. Learn about their journey as they collectively create a meaningful brand and some unexpected pushback from the elite in the community. I am excited to share this cultural gem that mean a lot to me as the son of a Yucatan. Join me and learn what a “Confidentes” chair is and the meaning behind Donia Way’s name. You will want to meet Donia Way!!
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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.