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Clean Break with Matt Gondek

English, Arts, 142 seasons, 193 episodes, 8 hours, 42 minutes
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Deconstructive Pop Artist Matt Gondek presents - Clean Break. An informative podcast dealing with the business of the art world. In each episode Matt talks with different guests who will share the no holds bared truth behind how they advanced their own careers.
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Inside Cj Hendry's Art World: Transforming Spaces Into Experiences

Inside the vibrant world of Cj Hendry, a visionary artist from Brisbane to New York, known for her hyper-photorealistic drawings and immersive exhibits. Cj reveals the motivation behind her unique creations like Monochrome and Rorschach, and the impact of her work on audiences worldwide. Delve into the essence of her art, which merges viewer interaction with stunning visual narratives, and discover what it takes to be among the 3,000 collectors awaiting her pieces. This interview offers a rare glimpse into Cj's process and the art of making viewers part of the masterpiece. Websites: Clean Break: https://cleanbreakpodcast.com Powered by AlwaysArt: https://www.alwaysart.com. *For a limited time, Clean Break listeners can sign up for a Free AlwaysArt Account at: https://www.alwaysart.com/create_account/OldOKPTg/step/invite_code ~ Enter 'invite code' “CBREAK” to gain access to register. Watch on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@cleanbreakpodcast Us on Social:Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/cleanbreakpodcast
3/12/202451 minutes, 7 seconds
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Art Uncovered: David Roos on Elevating Street Art | STRAAT Insights

Join us as we delve into the vibrant world of street art with David Roos, the esteemed Head Curator of STRAAT. Since 2016, David has transformed his passion for street art into a professional pursuit, curating a dynamic collection that showcases both renowned and emerging talents. In this episode, he shares insights into how he navigates the complexities of the art form, ensures the museum's collection remains relevant, and fosters exciting collaborations. Discover the stories behind the art and the vision that guides one of the leading figures in the street art scene. Websites: Clean Break: https://cleanbreakpodcast.com Powered by AlwaysArt: https://www.alwaysart.com *For a limited time, Clean Break listeners can sign up for a Free AlwaysArt Account at: https://www.alwaysart.com/create_account/OldOKPTg/step/invite_code ~ Enter 'invite code' “CBREAK” to gain access to register. Watch on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@cleanbreakpodcast Us on Social: Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/cleanbreakpodcast
2/27/202457 minutes, 1 second
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Unlock Your Art's Potential: Your Exclusive Look at the AlwaysArt Revolution!

Gain exclusive access to the forefront of art management and authentication with AlwaysArt. Matt and Patrick provide an insider's perspective on groundbreaking AlwaysArt tools and strategies set to revolutionize the art world. From custom COAs to premium printing services, discover how AlwaysArt grants artists, galleries, and collectors privileged insight to amplify their success. Don’t miss this episode - this is a must watch. Sign up for your Free Account at: https://www.alwaysart.com/create_account/OldOKPTg/step/invite_code ~ Enter 'invite code' “CBREAK” to gain access to register. Statement of Understanding Episode Mentioned in Episode: https://cleanbreakpodcast.com/episodes/Statement-Of-Understanding Find more free tips in our tips resource library: https://cleanbreakpodcast.com/tips Websites: Clean Break: https://cleanbreakpodcast.com/  Powered by AlwaysArt: https://www.alwaysart.com/ Watch on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@cleanbreakpodcast  Us on Social: Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/cleanbreakpodcast/
2/13/202429 minutes, 52 seconds
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Sage Szkabarnicki-Stuart Interview: Discussing Daring Self-Portraits in Wild Settings

This week, we welcome Sage Szkabarnicki-Stuart, a remarkably innovative photographer who transformed her passion into a unique art form. Starting her journey in Canada, Sage developed a distinctive style of self-portraiture, combining her skills with the unpredictability of natural settings. Her dedication to her craft is evident in her complex, time-intensive photoshoots, often conducted in public parks and without a traditional studio. Join us as we delve deep into the art world with Sage. An episode not to be missed. Check Our Websites: Clean Break: https://cleanbreakpodcast.com Powered by AlwaysArt: https://www.alwaysart.com Watch On YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/@cleanbreakpodcast  Us On Social: Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/cleanbreakpodcast   
1/30/202443 minutes, 31 seconds
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Jeremy Biggers: Dallas' Multi-Hyphenate Artist, From Canvas to Camera and Beyond

This week, Matt sits down with Jeremy Biggers, an award-winning Dallas artist renowned for his painting, murals, and filmmaking. Educated at Booker T Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, Jeremy honed his diverse artistic talents from a young age. His acclaimed work, featured in galleries across the country, skillfully combines his unique artistic vision with high-profile collaborations with brands like IBM and Nike. Biggers is a true innovator in the art world, constantly pushing boundaries whether he's working on a canvas or behind a camera. Tune in for an unmissable episode that showcases the multifaceted nature of a modern artistic genius. Websites: Clean Break: https://cleanbreakpodcast.com/ Powered by AlwaysArt: https://www.alwaysart.com/ Us on Social: Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/cleanbreakpodcast/  
1/16/202446 minutes, 14 seconds
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Ken Harman Hashimoto: Mastering Art Curation from Hi-Fructose to Iconic Galleries

This week, Matt Gondek welcomes Ken Harman Hashimoto, a distinguished curator and gallery owner, for an insightful podcast episode. Ken, the creative mind behind Harman Projects, Hashimoto Contemporary, and Spoke Art galleries, discusses his evolution from an online editor for Hi-Fructose Magazine to a curator for esteemed art institutions. He shares his experiences running galleries across San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York, and his approach to shaping the contemporary art scene. Get a behind-the-scenes look at Ken's life in Brooklyn with his wife, their dachshund Tubey, and turtle Bonnie, and how he balances his personal and professional worlds. Join us for a captivating conversation full of art insights and personal stories. Websites: Clean Break: https://cleanbreakpodcast.com/ Powered by AlwaysArt: https://www.alwaysart.com/  Us on Social: Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/cleanbreakpodcast/ 
1/2/202457 minutes, 22 seconds
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A Conversation with Danny Casale (AKA Coolman Coffeedan): Blending Humor and Humanity in a Digital World

This week, Matt is joined by Danny Casale, also known as Coolman Coffeedan, renowned for his quirky, humorous animations that gained fame with his viral hit "Snakes Have Legs." From his early YouTube days at age 12 to global exhibitions like Art Basel, Danny's distinct style combines low-fi aesthetics with meaningful messages. Join Matt as he delves into the creative process, inspirations, and aspirations of this unique artist. Websites: Clean Break: https://cleanbreakpodcast.com/ Powered by AlwaysArt: https://www.alwaysart.com/ Us on Social: Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/cleanbreakpodcast/  
12/19/202353 minutes, 11 seconds
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Inside the Art World: Alan Bamberger's Unparalleled Expertise and Insights

This week we welcome Alan Bamberger, a renowned art consultant and author with decades of experience. Bamberger has advised artists, galleries, and collectors, penned the influential "Art Talk" column, and authored seminal books like "The Art of Buying Art". His expertise has been sought after by top media outlets such as the New York Times and CNN. Join us as we delve deep into the art world with Alan. This is an episode not to be missed. Websites:Clean Break: https://cleanbreakpodcast.com/ Powered by AlwaysArt: https://www.alwaysart.com/ Us on Social:Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/cleanbreakpodcast/
12/5/202358 minutes, 14 seconds
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Elise Swopes: Redefining Digital Art & Entrepreneurship - A Journey of Inspiration

Discover how an iPhone 4 led her to artistry and Instagram, setting her on a unique path to becoming a global influencer. Hear how Swopes returned to college in 2013 to study graphic design but ultimately made the bold decision to drop out. Post-graduation, she partnered with industry giants like Apple and Adidas, even delivering a TEDx talk titled "Child of the Internet." Swopes also delves into the world of NFTs, sharing her experiences with platforms like Nifty Gateway and SuperRare. Beyond her art, she discusses her philanthropic work, raising funds for non-profits that support individuals in the criminal justice system. Today, Swopes continues to make an impact as an artist and as part of Adobe's community engagement efforts. Listen as she discusses emerging technologies like AI and her eBook on AI and tech literacy. Join us for this captivating episode as Elise Swopes takes you on a journey that transcends convention and sparks change.
11/21/202355 minutes, 16 seconds
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Art & Web3 | MUMBOT's Journey to Artistic Success & Artist Community Building

As a beacon in the Web3 landscape and a creator of the GHOST CLUB community, MUMBOT redefines success by lifting others rather than climbing alone. Learn how collaborative spirit and community support in the digital era pave the way for individual growth and collective empowerment. From pioneering toy design to fostering inclusivity in Web3, MUMBOT's tale is a testament to the adage that we rise by lifting others. Immerse yourself in this inspiring narrative and discover how unity in creativity can elevate the entire art world—listen to the podcast now.
11/14/202355 minutes, 42 seconds
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Justin Mensinger: LA Designer Merging Craftsmanship & Sustainability

Dive into the world of Justin Mensinger, the LA-based designer championing sustainability through exceptional craftsmanship. Influenced by his Midwest roots and inspired by the blend of luxury streetwear and vintage at Goodwill and RSVP Gallery, Mensinger transforms discarded materials into fashion masterpieces. Celebrated as the winner of HBO Max's 'The Hype', his mission "From the Past, For the Future" resonates powerfully in today's fashion world. Join us as we uncover the journey of a rising icon shaping the nexus of fashion and sustainability. Listen to the full episode now.
10/24/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 12 seconds
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Artists, Beware! Exclusivity Contracts - Top Things to Know Before You Consider

Dive into the world of artist exclusivity with hosts Matt Gondek and Patrick Coulson. As artists venture into partnerships, the idea of exclusive contracts with galleries or agents often presents itself. This episode unravels the complexities of such decisions, exploring the advantages like guaranteed income and exposure, against potential limitations. We'll guide you through essential considerations: understanding contract terms, the balance of pros and cons, negotiation strategies, and ways to keep your options versatile even in exclusivity. Artists seeking clarity on navigating exclusivity agreements, this episode's insights are tailored just for you!
10/10/202322 minutes, 29 seconds
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How to Fast-track Your Art Career - When and Why Should Artists Hire an Agency for Career Growth

Join Matt as he explores the agent/artist relationship with Aaron Barr, co-founder of Atrbute. Matt and Aaron break it down and discuss how agencies can supercharge an artist's career. Aaron's expertise in digital strategy, sales, management, business development, and marketing strategy makes this a must-listen episode for anyone in the art world. Don't miss out on this insightful conversation that could transform your perspective on art and business.
10/3/202333 minutes, 14 seconds
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ADD FUEL Interview: Meet The Visual Artist who Transforms Azulejos Into Murals

Join host Matt Gondek as he engages in a captivating conversation with the renowned Portuguese visual artist, Diogo Machado, popularly known as ADD FUEL. From his early days in design studios to his mesmerizing journey into the art world, ADD FUEL brings forth a universe that oscillates between the eccentricities of urban visual culture and the timeless beauty of traditional tile designs, especially the iconic Portuguese Azulejo. Whether you're a lover of contemporary art, or traditional designs, or just intrigued by the alchemy of the old and new, this episode promises rich insights from an artist who lives and breathes his craft. Listen to the full episode now.  
9/26/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 11 seconds
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How Artists SHOULD Communicate with Art Galleries - Marketing Tips for Artists to Sell More Art Today

Join hosts Matt Gondek and Patrick Coulson on "Communicating with Galleries." In this episode, they dive deep into the essentials for artists aiming to gain visibility and connect effectively with art galleries. Learn about the importance of researching the right galleries, maintaining professionalism, adhering to submission guidelines, and understanding the need for patience and openness to feedback. Plus, get insights into establishing clear terms when partnering with galleries and maintaining positive relationships within the art industry. Whether you're an artist looking to exhibit or just curious about the inner workings of the art world, this episode is a must-listen!
9/21/202324 minutes, 44 seconds
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How Artists SHOULD Communicate with Art Galleries - Marketing Tips for Artists to Sell More Art Today

Join hosts Matt Gondek and Patrick Coulson on "Communicating with Galleries." In this episode, they dive deep into the essentials for artists aiming to gain visibility and connect effectively with art galleries. Learn about the importance of researching the right galleries, maintaining professionalism, adhering to submission guidelines, and understanding the need for patience and openness to feedback. Plus, get insights into establishing clear terms when partnering with galleries and maintaining positive relationships within the art industry. Whether you're an artist looking to exhibit or just curious about the inner workings of the art world, this episode is a must-listen!
9/19/202324 minutes, 44 seconds
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Do You Need PR as an Artist? With Maxime Richard.

Join Matt Gondek, as he dives deep into a conversation with Maxime Richard, the mastermind behind Maximus Communications. Discover how Maxime's profound relationships with elite media and influencers have become the bedrock of his agency's achievements. Listen in and uncover the secrets behind the impressive media coverage his clients receive in esteemed outlets like VOGUE, The New York Times, GQ, ELLE, The Wall Street Journal, T Magazine, Architectural Digest, and Wallpaper. Don't miss this chance to get inside the world of top-tier media communications! Listen to the full episode now.
9/12/202337 minutes, 19 seconds
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32 Troy Kelley

Join host Matt Gondek as he sits down with Troy Kelley, the dynamic Artist Development and Project Manager with Goldman Global Arts, the esteemed curators of the Wynwood Walls in Miami and the Houston Bowery Wall in NYC. With a background that stretches from creating stained glass windows to pushing cubicle life at a major tire manufacturer, Troy has become a pivotal force in the street art community since joining GGA in 2015. Whether it's ordering paint, building relationships with artists like Futura and Shepard Fairey, or bouncing between his new home in Los Angeles and Wynwood Walls, Troy's artistic background and authentic passion shine through in his role. Listen as he shares his journey from a small town in Northeast Ohio to the bustling world of street art, all guided by his Midwestern attitude and love for the craft. Listen to the full Podcast now.
9/5/202359 minutes, 42 seconds
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31 Set Free Richardson

Matt Gondek sits down with Set Free Richardson, a man known to some as a creative genius, and to others, the Cultural Conduit. Born in the Bronx and bred in Philadelphia, Set Free has turned urban culture into breakthrough ideas, taking the AND1 brand to international sensation status. As the mastermind behind Compound, where art, music, fashion, sports, and charity blend seamlessly, he's created an adult playground that fuels creativity and a cultural nerve center that taps into big-name figures daily. From his role as Director, Creator, and Philanthropist, to being featured in top national magazines like The New York Times and USA Today, Set Free's insights are sure to ignite your imagination. Listen to the full episode now.
8/29/20231 hour, 20 minutes, 21 seconds
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30 Ben Frost

Matt speaks with Ben Frost, renowned for his audacious and thought-provoking work often using pharmaceutical packaging. Frost opens up about his creative process, sharing insights on using imagery like children's books, mixing things up with different media, and his organic approach to art that bypasses digital mock-ups. The conversation also delves into sustaining a career over 20 years, the struggle between innovation and expectation, and the often-unspoken fear of stepping out of the comfort zone. If you've ever wondered what's behind those captivating paintings on packages or how an artist keeps the passion alive, don't miss this engaging chat! Listen to the full episode now.
8/22/202346 minutes, 14 seconds
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29 Jessica Brilli

Matt speaks with East Coast-based artist Jessica Brilli. Jessica shares her journey as a painter, detailing her transition from a graphic design career to wholeheartedly embracing her passion for art. She discusses her unique approach to drawing inspiration from vintage photographic film, sifting through countless images to find the perfect one. She also opens up about the grant she received, which paved the way for her to become a full-time artist, establish an external studio, and invest in her artistic pursuits. Despite the challenges, Jessica underscores the significance of perseverance and hard work in achieving success as an artist. Listen to the full episode now.
8/15/202334 minutes, 8 seconds
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28 Fidia & Charlie Edmiston

Matt talks with renowned artists Charlie Edmiston and Fidia about their creative journeys, influences, and challenges in the art world. They discuss breaking away from past labels and embracing authenticity in their artistic visions. From Fidia's graffiti background to Charlie's evolving color palettes, they share insights into their styles and experimentation. The conversation also touches on the role of galleries and the value of self-expression in the creative process. This candid discussion offers valuable insights for aspiring and established artists alike. Listen to the full episode now.
8/8/20231 hour, 41 minutes, 14 seconds
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27 Dan Lam

Matt talks with Texas-based artist Dan Lam - known for her “drippy” sculptures and use of vibrant color. With no guides or instructions available, Dan’s work was organically discovered and refined through her own experimentation. We discuss how she went from teaching art appreciation to exhibiting in galleries, her creative process and the materials used in the work, sales, the benefits of working with a PR company, getting press, and a lot more. Listen to the full episode now.
8/1/202351 minutes, 31 seconds
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26 Jan Kaláb

We speak with artist Jan Kalab - an artist whose work has been described as nuclear, bombastic, and looking like a thermal wave. From cutting his teeth on the 90’s graffiti scene in Czechoslovakia, Jan’s work has transitioned from the streets to the fine art world. We discuss his first solo exhibitions, running his own gallery Trafačka, and the art market in his current home of Prague. We also dive into how he creates his work, which uses colorful squares and circles as an obsessive vocabulary for infinite variations around depth, time, and motion. Listen to the full episode now.
7/25/202347 minutes, 17 seconds
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25 Secret Walls x POSCA - Mr B Baby & Dreyfus

Clean Break's Matt Gondek speaks with artists Mr. B Baby and Dreyfus, recorded live at the Secret Walls compound in collaboration with POSCA. Mr. B Baby is best known for her Mexican Maria rag doll and "Chucho" characters, which come to life through fine art, murals, and toys. Dreyfus's work has a strong message of positive mental health through her "Alter-Egos" depicting people experiencing joy. Clean Break talks with both artists about their upbringing, navigating the art market, and various other topics. Secret Walls is the world's largest art battle platform, and they have teamed up with POSCA to produce a series of free workshops on drawing, DIY design, and character building. Listen to the full episode now.  
7/18/202356 minutes, 24 seconds
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24 Dulk - Updated

Dulk is a Spanish born artist best known for his vibrant paintings that blend nature and fantasy. In this episode of Clean Break, Matt Gondek, street artist Dulk, and Sara, his wife and manager, traverse Dulk's artistic journey. From Dulk's early days drawing as a child, a brief stint in economics, to studying illustration, they explore the pathway to his recognition as a successful artist. The trio unpacks the intricacies of the art business, discussing partnerships, collaborations, and the unique dynamics of working as a couple within the industry. Dulk's immersive installations, especially his work with the monumental "fire" sculpture for Valencia's Fallas Festival is spotlighted. This episode is a deep dive into the intersection of art, business, and personal passion. Listen to the full episode now.
7/12/202357 minutes, 59 seconds
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23 Communicating with your Collectors

In this episode of Clean Break, Matt and Patrick discuss the art of communicating with collectors. They share insights on treating collectors with respect, being prompt in responses, and avoiding slang or casual language. They emphasize the need for transparency when discussing prices, and encourage artists to stand firm on their pricing decisions while avoiding excessive haggling. The importance of respectful follow-ups, respecting collectors' privacy, and keeping thorough records of interactions for reference and organization is also underscored. Another tip, they suggest transitioning conversations from social media to email for better control and organization of communication. To learn more insights and methods for communicating with collectors, listen to the full episode now.
7/4/202354 minutes, 10 seconds
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22 Making Prints

In this episode of Clean Break, Matt and Patrick dive into the world of printmaking, discussing everything from traditional to modern practices. They share a wealth of knowledge on effectively selling and packaging prints, with a particular focus on the medium's importance and the strategic use of color. They navigate the intricacies of print-on-demand services, unearthing the benefits of low upfront costs and quality control, while addressing the challenge of not being able to sign prints. Listen in and hear their innovative approach which facilitates income with no upfront investment. Don't miss their insight on the ideal print size and the pitfalls of offering multiple sizes or materials. To dive into these exciting discussions and more, listen to the full episode now.
6/27/202353 minutes, 7 seconds
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21 - Robert Burden

In this episode of Clean Break, Matt sits down with Robert Burden, renowned for his large-scale oil paintings of childhood action figures set against ornate backdrops. Burden, whose meticulous works often require 3,000 hours each to complete, recently had his first museum exhibition in Oceanside, California, showcasing 33 pieces from his 17-year career. Burden discusses his journey and artistic process, where he combines elements of pop surrealism and religious iconography to create what he calls "pop icon painting". This insightful discussion with one of the most dedicated artists in contemporary pop surrealism promises a deep exploration of the intersections between art, childhood memories, and pop culture.
6/20/20231 hour, 22 minutes, 37 seconds
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20 How to get walls

In this episode, Matt and Patrick share valuable tips for finding your first mural wall. They suggest starting small by painting interior walls to gain experience, and emphasize the benefits of offering free assistance to experienced mural artists and volunteering to learn techniques. Building networks and obtaining referrals are crucial for connecting with wall or business owners. The hosts stress the significance of professionalism, punctuality, and preparedness when an opportunity arises. To learn more insights and methods for finding your first wall, listen to the full episode now.
6/13/202321 minutes, 54 seconds
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19 Brett Crawford

In this episode of Clean Break (powered by Always Art), Matt and Brett reconnect after 5 years, discussing Brett’s transformative artist’s journey. Overcoming a tumultuous past involving drugs, theft, violence, and jail, Brett discovered his artistic passion during his time behind bars. Encouraged by a guard while in jail, he joined a prison art program and later entered a rehabilitation program in San Francisco. Relocating to LA, Brett committed himself to his art after turning his life around. He emphasizes the power of networking and fostering an art community, which propelled his career and sales. Brett highlights the inseparable bond between artists and their creations, as art becomes an integral part of their identity. He also shares the challenges of transitioning from gallery to dealer representation and the emotional highs and lows of being an artist, including battling “imposter syndrome” before his debut solo show in Asia. Titled “WAST3D POT3NTIAL,” the show features Brett’s artwork priced over $100,000, with one recent work of Brett’s fetching $220,000 at auction.
6/6/20231 hour, 8 minutes, 44 seconds
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18 Mon Dieu Contemporary

In an exciting conversation with Juno and Spencer, the dynamic duo behind Mon Dieu Contemporary, a vibrant new gallery in the heart of Los Angeles, we delve into a multitude of subjects. From unveiling their process of discovering artists to represent, to shedding light on the paths artists can take to get noticed by galleries, we explore the inner workings of this innovative art space. We also dive into the essence of their curatorial philosophy and the captivating genres of artwork they aim to showcase. Moreover, we discuss the impact and invaluable role that galleries hold within the ever-evolving art world.
5/30/202346 minutes, 1 second
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17: Selling Your Artwork Direct

We discuss selling your artwork directly, without the help of a gallery or dealer. We cover various strategies such as organizing group shows, participating in art fairs, licensing, and more to help you generate income from your artwork. Gondek is joined by Patrick of AlwaysArt, our podcast partner.  Please visit CleanBreakPodcast.com for free resources, tips, and guides to grow your artistic career
5/23/202330 minutes, 52 seconds
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16: King Saladeen

We chat with King Saladeen from West Phiadelphia.  We discuss his motivation, career, and creative process.  We also explore his characters, his contemporary work, and his passions. He came into art on his own with no formal training.  We also discuss his mentor that inspired his signature bear and how is career has evolved to brand collaborations.  This is a great conversation that covers a lot of ground. Please visit CleanBreakPodcast.com for free resources, tips, and guides to grow your artistic career
5/16/202329 minutes, 31 seconds
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15: Learning to say "NO"!

Are you tired of accepting every job offer or opportunity that comes your way, only to find out it's not the right fit? It's time to start learning the power of saying "no." We'll explore the art of declining unsuitable jobs and opportunities and why it's just as important as finding the right ones. Tune in to discover how saying "no" can lead you to success and unlock opportunities you never thought possible.  Gondek is joined by Patrick of AlwaysArt, our podcast partner.  Please visit CleanBreakPodcast.com for free resources, tips, and guides to grow your artistic career
5/9/202325 minutes, 39 seconds
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14: Kaplan Bunce

Kaplan is a Native American artist who lives and works in Kauai Hawaii. He created a working studio and artist residency on Kauai called KRNT Studios whose goal is to help both Hawaiin artists show their work, and offer a space for national artists. We also discuss his work and involvement with World Wide Walls mural festival, which was originally called Pow! Wow! Please visit CleanBreakPodcast.com for free resources, tips, and guides to grow your artistic career
4/25/202356 minutes, 2 seconds
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13: Shantell Martin

Shantell's unique combination of art + storytelling has earned her international recognition, with her work being shown in museums, galleries, and public spaces across the world.  Please visit CleanBreakPodcast.com for free resources, tips, and guides to grow your artistic career
4/18/202359 minutes, 42 seconds
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12: Kim Rose + Listener Questions

We answer listener's questions, and Kim shares how she planned her exhibtion Venus's Garden. Please visit CleanBreakPodcast.com for free resources, tips, and guides to grow your artistic career
4/11/202356 minutes, 53 seconds
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11: Statement of Understanding - Gallery & Artist

What questions should you ask a gallery before working with them? We go over the big ones - and provide a free checklist when you're having the conversation. Gondek is joined by Patrick of AlwaysArt, our podcast partner.  Please visit CleanBreakPodcast.com for free resources, tips, and guides to grow your artistic career
3/28/202318 minutes, 8 seconds
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10: What Galleries Should Do (and why they deserve their commission)

Should you work with a gallery? We talk about what galleries SHOULD be doing for an artist (and vice versa) Gondek is joined by Patrick of AlwaysArt, our podcast partner.  Please visit CleanBreakPodcast.com for free resources, tips, and guides to grow your artistic career
3/21/202320 minutes, 56 seconds
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09: Ron English

Ron English's impact on the art world cannot be overstated. His unique style and bold messages have inspired countless artists and have made him an icon in the world of street art and beyond.  Please visit CleanBreakPodcast.com for free resources, tips, and guides to grow your artistic career
3/14/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 10 seconds
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08: Working from Home versus a Studio

Where do you make your art? We discuss pros and cons of working from home versus a studio space. Gondek is joined by Patrick of AlwaysArt, our podcast partner.  Please visit CleanBreakPodcast.com for free resources, tips, and guides to grow your artistic career
3/7/202320 minutes, 31 seconds
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07: Brent Estabrook & Mikael Brandrup

Brent and Mikael are both back on the podcast to discuss morning routines and daily habits to improve physical and mental well-being while pursuing their art careers.
2/28/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 28 seconds
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06: Make and Sell Merchandise

A webstore is a vital source of passive income. We discuss getting started without investing money on inventory.  Gondek is joined by Patrick of AlwaysArt, our podcast partner.  Please visit CleanBreakPodcast.com for free resources, tips, and guides to grow your artistic career
2/21/202323 minutes, 11 seconds
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05: VEVE with David Yu

VEVE sells digital collectibles and collaborates with some of the biggest entertainments brands like Marvel, Disney, and DC. We speak with the New Zealand based founder, David Yu, about the company's explosive growth and the steep learning curve that comes with starting a business of this magnitude.  With over 290,000 Active users on their app, and over half a million NFT's sold - VEVE is the largest mobile collectibles platform on the market.   
2/14/202354 minutes, 16 seconds
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04: Leveraging Social Media

Grow your brand, get more collectors, and get people interested in what you're doing. Social Media is a cost effective way to reach a wide audience that wants to learn about you and the art you create.  Gondek is joined by Patrick of AlwaysArt, our podcast partner.  Please visit CleanBreakPodcast.com for free resources, tips, and guides to grow your artistic career
2/7/202324 minutes, 16 seconds
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03: The Andy Warhol Museum

The Andy Warhol Musuem in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania boasts over 900 paintings, 100 sculptures, 4,000 photographs and more from Andy's storied life and career. We speak with the director of the Warhol, Patrick Moore, about Andy's life as well as the museum. We also speak with Anneliese Martinez, the senior director of the "Pop District" - a development plan that's transforming the museum’s surrounding neighborhood into a cultural hub for Pittsburgh - drawing on the artist’s legacy Contact Anneliese - [email protected]
1/31/202353 minutes, 44 seconds
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02: Financial Planning Your Art Career

Financial planning is critical to launching your art career and having stability. With adequate financial planning, you can have more control over your art business, set professional and personal goals, and ensure a long-lasting career. Gondek is joined by Patrick of AlwaysArt, our podcast partner.  Please visit CleanBreakPodcast.com for free resources, tips, and guides to grow your artistic career. 
1/24/202321 minutes, 47 seconds
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01 Interview: Artist Lefty Out There

By creating intuitive, repeated shapes, Lefty Out There (aka Franco Campanella) achieves the rare feat of working in contradictions. His work is both bold and intricate. Organic but uniform. A simple mark makes up a considerably more complex whole. We discuss his art practice, entering the gallery world, management, and advice for aspiring artists. 
1/17/202349 minutes, 48 seconds
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How to price your artwork

Welcome to the new and improved Clean Break Podcast! For our first episode back, we're laser focusing on one particular topic - How to price your artwork and make your very first sales. Gondek is joined by Patrick of AlwaysArt, our podcast partner.  Please visit CleanBreakPodcast.com for free resources, tips, and guides to grow your artistic career. 
1/17/202320 minutes, 49 seconds
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Clean Break -Simone Legno + Dharni - Episode 145

Simone Legno is the creative director and founder of TokiDoki - an internationally recognized and iconic lifestyle brand. Dharni is a Singaporeon Beatboxer whose traveled the world competing. We interviewed them both recently during the Culture Cartel Expo in Singapore. Clean Break will return for our new season Mid-January 2023. For now, enjoy this bonus episode.
12/27/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 20 seconds
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Clean Break - Sage Barnes + Julia Mercanti - Episode 144

Artists Sage Barnes and Julia Mercanti Bonus episode! Clean Break returns January 2023. For now, enjoy the episode with artists Sage and Julia recorded Live during Yorkville Mural Festival in Toronto Canada in collaboration with Stock X
11/21/202251 minutes, 26 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 143 - Tal Cooperman

Tal Cooperman - Executive Creative Director for Station Casinos and Business Owner From getting his start at Tribal Streetwear and gifting product to bands like Linkin Park, starting successful companies like ResQWater and luxury hot sauce brand TRUFF, to the entertainment and casino business - where Tal helped revitalize PALMS casino by placing artwork from Damien Hirst, Murakami, KAWS, etc. We cover a lot in this episode.  IG @Tallywood
7/13/202158 minutes, 54 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 141 - Dalek

Dalek - Artist We cover a lot of ground in this extensive look at Dalek's long and varied career. The origins of his iconic Space Monkey character, moving from the New York art scene to North Carolina, changing artistic styles in the middle of his career, working with commercial brands, and more. Dalek has done it all.  IG @Dalek2020
6/15/20211 hour, 1 minute, 11 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 140 - Craola

Craola - Artist Craola has made a name for himself through his hyper detailed  paintings that blend pop culture, the surreal, and his ever growing world. We get into how his career began, how he's still pushing to improve his work, and other facets of his legendary career.   IG @Craola
6/1/202146 minutes, 12 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 139 - Avery Andon

Avery Andon - Gallery Owner and Artist Manager Avery is known for a variety of ventures - most notably his gallery ArtLife (which sells Blue Chip artwork online) and managing his brother and artist Alec Monopoly. Finding success in both, he now has turned his attention to NFT's, and his new platform ArtGrails.   IG @AveryAndon
5/18/202151 minutes, 51 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 138 - OG Slick

OG Slick - Artist With a 30+ year career in graffiti, fine art, sculpture, and now NFT's - OG Slick is a legend in the art community. We discuss the origin of the LA hands - his iconic piece, and lots of other stories from his careers in streetwear, painting the world, and working with celebrities like DeadMaus.  IG @OG_Slick
5/11/202159 minutes, 7 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 137 - ThankYouX

ThankYouX - Artist ThankYouX is an artist who isn't afraid to completely charge their style and practice when things get stale. We discuss his recent exhibition "Convergence" which melds the physical world with digital, his thought process behind creating bodies of work, and using the clubhouse app to find likeminded people. IG @ThankYouX
5/4/202150 minutes, 57 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 136 - Luke Chueh

Luke Chueh - Fine Artist A living legend - Luke discusses the origins of his widely known Bear character, overcoming addiction, the different generations of "Low Brow" artists, his recent exhibition "Intensive Purposes" and tons more.   IG @LukeChueh
4/21/20211 hour, 15 minutes, 13 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 135 - Superplastic

Superplastic has produced and sold millions of dollars in limited-edition designer toys and apparel since launching in 2018. Owner Paul Budnitz (founder of Kid Robot) and Executive Creative Director Galen McKamy stop by to discuss building the brand, and Superplastic's new collaboration with Clean Break's host - Gondek   IG @superplastic
4/13/20211 hour, 14 minutes, 16 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 134 - Slime Sunday

Slime Sunday - Digital Collage Artist Slime Sunday, AKA Mike Parisella, talks about moving from commercial projects to fine art via NFT's, how his work is produced, and the future of creative freelance. IG @SlimeSunday
4/6/202137 minutes, 38 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 133 - HOODASS

HOODASS - Artist Hoodass stops by to discuss how he became one of the most followed 3D artists in the world, how he created his "Pop Culture Dystopia" series, and the jobs he worked before transitioning to fine art. IG @hoodass
3/23/202130 minutes, 54 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 132 - Mad Dog Jones

Mad Dog Jones - Artist   Mad Dog's style of colorful and hyper detailed illustrations have earned him a spot among the most well respected artists in the recent NFT scene. We speak about transitioning to art from being a touring musician, growing his social media following, and general advice for artists.   IG @mad.dog.jones
3/9/202142 minutes, 41 seconds
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Clean Break - 131 - Beeple

Episode 131 - Beeple Beeple has created and posted one new piece of artwork daily online for the last 13 years. His recent NFT release brought tons of new attention and wealth.   IG @Beeple_Crap
2/23/202132 minutes, 51 seconds
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Clean Break - 130 - Whisbe

Whisbe - Fine Artist and Sculptor We discuss Whisbe's sculpture and installation work and the process of creating them. IG- @Whisbe
2/9/202153 minutes, 24 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 128 - Jason Naylor

Jason stops by to discuss his new book Live Life Colorfully. We also discuss his transition from commercial to fine art.  IG: @JasonNaylor
1/19/202133 minutes, 29 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 127 - David Horvath

David Horvath - Creator of UglyDolls We speak to David about taking his idea, Ugly Dolls , and turning into a worldwide brand that covers Toys, Books, Network television shows, and a Hollywood Movie.
1/12/20211 hour, 24 minutes, 42 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 126 - Andrew Hosner of Thinkspace Gallery

Andrew Hosner of Thinkspace Gallery is back on the podcast to discuss their new location and shares tons of tips for aspiring artists. We cover every aspect of how to properly conduct an exhibition, from approaching a gallery, the proper amount of work, marketing the show, and when you’ll get paid.   IG @ThinkspaceGallery
1/5/20211 hour, 14 minutes, 55 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 124 - Philip Colbert

Philip Colbert - The Lobster We speak w/ Philip, whose been called the Godson of Andy Warhol, about this work and the significance of the Lobster character. We also discuss his recent exhibition and how he's stayed busy creating during the pandemic. @philipcolbert
12/15/202047 minutes, 35 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 123 - Wizard of Barge + Crocodile Jackson

Crocodile Jackson and Wizard Of Barge We talk about the duo's recent exhibition "The Good Saloon" in Los Angeles California, working during the pandemic, and how the pair got their names @CrocodileJackson @WizardofBarge
12/8/202046 minutes, 54 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 122 - Neil Wright

Neil Wright - Head of Collaborations and Experimental for Complex   Neil stops by to discuss ComplexLand - an open world shopping destination opening December 7th. Matt's new book, American Terror, will be available during Complexland.
11/30/202032 minutes, 13 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 121 - Lindsay Hearts

Lindsay Hearts - owner of the fashion brands FoxBlood, My Violet, and BlackWell Los Angeles Lindsay shares what it takes to start and run a successful fashion brand. We also learn the reasons most brands fail from the start, and what you can do to avoid that. 
11/24/202038 minutes, 51 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 119 - It's A Living

Ricardo “It’s a Living” stops by to discuss his latest projects including a mural exhibition in his home town and a fine art exhibition in Tokyo, all done during the pandemic. We learn how he developed his style and advice to young artists looking to do the same. IG: @itsaliving
11/10/202041 minutes, 54 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 118 - Matty Mo

Matty Mo creates headlines, murals, and artwork under the name “The Most Famous Artist” We talk with Matty about transitioning from the tech world to art, how he began gaining traction so quickly, and his new venture - an online database of resources and coaching for artists.
11/3/202052 minutes, 46 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 117 - Balloonski

This week’s guest is Balloonski - a balloon artist, performer, and street artist based out of Los Angeles What started as a gig making balloon art in restaurants has grown to huge art installations all over the world. Matt talks with Balloonski about transitioning his craft into fine art, taking his artwork to mural festivals, and how he got started
10/27/202052 minutes, 12 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 116 - Mikael B

Mikael B - Artist Clean Break Podcast is back! We kick things off with artist Mikael B - an artist originally from Copenhagen Denmark but now living and working in Los Angeles. What began as writing graffiti blossomed into owning an advertising agency with his twin brother. Although their work strong and the portfolio of clients impressive, Mikael felt he needed to pivot and began pursuing his own fine art. Leaving everything behind, he moved to the United States and started from scratch, building an impressive body of work, collectors, and gallery opportunities. IG: @mikaelbrandrup
10/20/202046 minutes, 43 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 115 - Gondek's Social Media Advice

This week on Clean Break our Host Matt Gondek explains how we are taking a short break. He talks about a few ways to generate exposure, and ways to keep your mind healthy during this time. 
7/7/202014 minutes, 36 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 114 - Erin Rothstein

Erin Rothstein - Fine Artist. This week on Clean Break we talk to Fine Artist - Erin Rothstein. We chat about her pieces and the work involved, how she balances family time while maintaining an art career, as well as a few tips for younger artists. 
6/23/202055 minutes, 32 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 113 - Dosshaus

David Connelly of Dosshaus - Sculptor and Fine Artist. This week on the Podcast we chat with David Connelly from Dosshaus. We talk about how he creates his elaborate cardboard sculptures and the thought process involved with his most recent show "Pop Goes" at Corey Helford. We also talk about the inspiration he found for what he creates, the origin behind the name Dosshaus and how he finds the right materials for his projects. IG: @dosshaus
6/16/202038 minutes, 32 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 112 - Ewkuks

Ewkuks - Art Gallery and Streetwear Brand This week on Clean Break we Chat with Ed and Ron from Ewkuks, An Art Gallery and Streetwear brand based in Los Angeles, CA. We chat about how they created the brand, moving to LA, tips for younger people wanting to start something similar, and how recent events have impacted them and neighboring businesses throughout Fairfax.  IG: @ewkuks @ewkuksgallery
6/9/20201 hour, 8 minutes, 21 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 111 - Bust

Bust - Street Artist and Graffiti Writer. This week on the podcast we talk to Swiss born Street Artist and Graffiti Writer - Bust. We chat about the origin of his name, how he first started painting pop culture and the influences behind his work. We also talk about the evolution of his style, copyright laws when painting existing characters, as well as a few other great tips for younger artists.  IG:  @artofbust
5/26/202057 minutes, 16 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 110 - Blaine Fontana and Killer Acid

Blaine Fontana and Killer Acid - Artists. Two part episode. We speak about both artists’ background and breaking into the scene - as well as some tips for younger artists. To listen visit CleanBreakPodcast.com or look for us on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, etc etc. This episode was originally recorded for @innerspace.project. Visit their account for more Info IG:  @blainefontana @killeracid @innerspace.project For all past Episodes, check out cleanbreakpodcast.com  
5/19/202036 minutes, 28 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 109 - Lucas Beaufort and Elle Street Art

Lucas Beaufort and Elle Street Art - Artists. During The InnerSpace Project on Saturday April 25th, our Host Matt Gondek interviewed 4 different artists. This week on Episode 109 we Welcome two of them - French Artist and Painter Lucas Beaufort and Elle Street Artist - Artist based in Los Angeles, CA. InnerSpace Project is an initiative to showcase that while all is quiet outside, the indoors and artists’ studio spaces are bustling with creativity. We are here to elevate your isolated experience by producing a series of online events between the most vibrant creatives.  On Episode 109 we talk to Lucas about his background in skate culture, and how it influences his work. He also mentions his experience with business, making a documentary with Erik Koston, and a few things he's currently working on.  We also interview Elle Street Art - Artist originally from California who moved to New York to pursue her art career. She talks about how she transitioned into becoming a full time artist, traveling to paint, the background of her artist name, and how her style has changed since she first started.  IG:  @lucas_beaufort @ellestreetart For all past Episodes, check out cleanbreakpodcast.com
5/12/202034 minutes, 22 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 108 - Baghead

Artist Baghead from Miami Florida. Known for his wild multi dimensional pieces, we discuss the process of how he creates them. We also talk about his recent sculptures, murals, and general advice for young artists.  IG: @baghead
5/5/202035 minutes, 54 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 107 - Josh Mayhem

This week we welcome Los Angeles based Artist and Customizer Josh Mayhem, best known for his series "Blown Away". We talk with Josh about the materials and process he uses when creating his work, how he first thought about the concept, and his shift to art full-time. We also talk about the different projects he has worked on, his gallery plans for the year and an original piece he has in the works.  IG: @joshmayhem1
4/28/202036 minutes, 55 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 106 - Dan Mumford

New Podcast Episode with UK artist and Illustrator Dan Mumford. Dan talks about the style behind his work and how he balances his commercial and personal projects. We also talk about cultivating and maintaining a steady stream of clients. IG: @danmumforddraws
4/21/20201 hour, 5 minutes, 54 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 105 - Cooper, Mags Munroe and Tenzing

Matt chats with artists Cooper, Mags Munroe and Tenzing. They talk about the origins of their careers, opportunities that impacted them and pointers on navigating your career as a young artist. IG:  @iam.cooper @magsmunroe @tenzing_art
4/17/202039 minutes, 1 second
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Clean Break - Episode 104 - Help For Artists

On this week’s episode, our host Matt Gondek talks about some great ways to accrue income and stay productive during these times of uncertainty. He also answers listener questions. Click to download Artist Relief Packet IG: @cleanbreakpodcast
4/14/202030 minutes, 24 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 103 - Eric Joyner

Eric Joyner - Fine Artist. We talk to Eric about his new show at Corey Helford Gallery - “Machine Man Memories”, which features a large body of new work for what he is best known for - Realistic paintings with robots and donuts. We also chat about how his work can be seen in episodes of The Big Bang Theory, and a few tips for younger artists. IG: @eric_s_j
4/7/202031 minutes, 13 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 102 - Desire Obtain Cherish

Desire Obtain Cherish - Fine Artist. We speak about wheatpasting and how the streets of LA landed him his first art exhibition. We also go into detail regarding the dangers of growing too quickly, and proper business tactics for artists at any level. IG: @desireobtaincherish
3/31/202043 minutes, 50 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 101 - Reina Koyano

Reina Koyano - Los Angeles based Designer and Illustrator. Reina is best know for her Sole Fatale series, but recently made headlines with a special illustration of Kobe Bryant’s daughter, Gianna. We also talk about transitioning from her full time job to full time artist, and what she's working on next. Link in bio for full interview. IG: @_vivalareina
3/24/202043 minutes, 36 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 100 - Gondek Studio

This week on the podcast we answer all the biggest questions, tell you a little bit more about our team here at Clean Break, and give you a secret promo code for our Webstore that is only available through this episode.  IG: @cleanbreakpodcast
3/17/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 43 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 99 - Dave Navarro aka Life after Death and WRDSMTH

Dave Navarro has been an art collector since the early 80’s, but became passionate about creating street art after his music career. WRDSMTH was first an author but became a street artist shortly after moving to California. They soon became good friends through collaboration and their love for street art. This week on the podcast we welcome them both to talk about their inspirations to change career paths, their recent work, and what they have planned for the rest of the year.  IG: @lifeafterdeathstreet @WRDSMTH
3/10/20201 hour, 1 minute, 35 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 98 - James Bullough

James Bullough - Muralist, Fine Artist and Host of Vantage Point Radio. This week on Clean Break we welcome James Bullough – Muralist, Fine Artist, and the host of Vantage Point Radio. We chat with James about his travels in his early 20’s, his move to Germany, and how we first started doing large scale mural work. We also discuss his preparation for his new solo show “Parallel Truths” which is now on display through March 21st at Thinkspace Art Gallery in Los Angeles, CA.
3/3/20201 hour, 21 minutes, 6 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 97 - Richey Beckett

Richey Beckett - Illustrator. This week on the podcast we talk with Richey Beckett, an illustrator based in South Wales, UK. We chat with Richey about his time experimenting with different applications of ink, how he first started drawing, and his process for creating his pieces. We also talk about working with the heavy metal band - Mastodon, and his plans to travel more this year. IG: @richeybeckett
2/24/20201 hour, 2 minutes, 46 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 96 - Kim Rose

Kim Rose - Artist and Philanthropist. This week on the podcast we sit down with Kim Rose  - Artist and Philanthropist based in Los Angeles, CA. We talk about how 10% of each of her sales are donated to help bring funds and awareness to kids in Tijuana, Mexico - known as “Mission Marisol”. When Kim started selling art around the globe, she realized that her art could potentially have a huge impact. “I wanted to use fine art as a way to give voice to a movement much bigger than myself, and I knew that it I could have an even larger impact when joined together with other artists. That is when I came up with the idea of using fine art as a way of raising funds and awareness for kids in Mexico." IG: @kim.rose.art
2/18/20201 hour, 10 minutes, 6 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 95 - Tommii

Tommii - Artist and Designer. This week on the podcast we sit down with LA based Artist and Designer Tommii Lim. We chat about the black and white aesthetic he uses in his work, his large scale murals, and his recent solo show in Downtown LA "Odd Man Out".  IG: @tommii
2/11/20201 hour, 1 minute, 33 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 94 - Telmo Miel

Telmo Miel - Muralists and Fine Artists. This week on the podcast we welcome Telmo Miel - Artist duo from Rotterdam, Netherlands. We chat with Telmo Miel about the creative ventures before they met, the process when creating their work, and how they keep their work so cohesive.  IG: @telmomiel
2/4/202043 minutes, 11 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 93 - Jimi of Secret Walls

Jimi is creative director at Secret Walls - the worldwide Black and White illustration Battle. Jimi speaks about Secret Walls' growth and gives advice to artists about getting involved in the commercial art world and their local art scene.  IG: @jimi.zendrix @SecretWalls  
1/27/20201 hour, 10 minutes, 49 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 92 - Louis De Guzman

Louis De Guzman - Visual Artist and Designer. We welcome Louis De Guzman to discuss his vinyl figure, collaboration with J Balvin and his future goals.  IG: @louisdeguzman
1/21/202040 minutes, 36 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 91 - Paul Jackson

Paul Jackson - Artist and Illustrator. We welcome Paul back to discuss the current state of his artwork, which has grown to include outdoor murals and sculpture. Paul also warns us of the dangers of being a bitch in the art world. IG: @PaulJacksonLives
1/13/20201 hour, 6 minutes, 49 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 90 - Kiptoe

Kiptoe - Muralist and Fine Artist. Kiptoe has made a name through diverse artwork and the videos he creates to promote them. We speak on his first breaks, earning revenue through videos created to promote his work, and what's in his future.  IG: @kiptoe1
1/7/202052 minutes, 12 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 89 - James Jirat

James Jirat - Australian Pop Artist We speak to James about his time in Thailand, working on his INFERNO exhibition. We also speak about how he developed his style, handling commissions, and how an artist can get management.  Cohosted by @PaulJacksonLives IG: @jamesjirat
12/16/20191 hour, 5 minutes, 59 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 88 - Patches and Pins Expo

Patches and Pins Expo. This week on the podcast we talk with Shaun about The Patches and Pins expo. This year the Expo takes place at The Reef - 1933 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90007. Saturday December 14th and 15th.  IG: @patchesandpins_expo
12/9/201942 minutes
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Clean Break - Episode 87 - fnnch

fnnch - San Fransisco based Street Artist. We talk to fnnch about the San Francisco art scene (and it's loopholes), how he began putting his work in the streets, and the logistics of building large sculptures for burning man.  IG: @fnnch
12/3/201957 minutes, 37 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 86 - Matt Gondek

Matt Gondek - Los Angeles Based Deconstructive Pop Artist. This week the mic is turned around on our host Matt Gondek. Voyder and Aaron Bairbrians interview Matt about his new exhibition CONTROL, and the year leading up to the exhibition.  IG: @gondekdraws
11/25/201958 minutes, 46 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 85 - Designercon 2019

Episode 85 - Ben and Kevin of DesignerCon DesignerCon is the annual Art and Toy convention that smashes together collectible toys, customs, plush, designer apparel and much more. Matt talks w/ Ben and Kevin the coordinators of the expo about it's background, what to expect this year, and advice for artists vending at the expo.  IG: @designercon
11/18/20191 hour, 14 minutes, 16 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 84 - Allison Bamcat and Kano

Allison Bamcat and Kano - Fine Artists. This week we talk to artists Kano and Allison Bamcat. Kano brings his knowledge of the cartooning and vinyl toy world. Allison discusses her shift from regular job to art career and how to use artwork as a therapeutic practice.  Both artists will be vending at DesignerCon in Anaheim CA in November 22-24th. We discuss what both artists will be displaying. IG: @allisonbamcat @kanokid @designercon
11/12/20191 hour, 9 minutes, 7 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 83 - Trav

Trav - Los Angeles based Fine Artist and Muralist.  Trav grew up writing graffiti, but over time, his work developed a much bigger idea and scope. Now incorporating themes of technology and old signage, he and his partner travel the world producing large scale murals and fine art installations. Trav molded a career on his own terms and we learn how he did it.     Recorded during the Outerspace Mural Festival in Atlanta Georgia. IG: @travmsk
11/5/20191 hour, 1 minute, 46 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 82 - Dr. Dax

Dr. Dax - Visual Artist. Atlanta's Dr. Dax grew up in a violent world of graffiti and pushing drugs for money. Through hard work and networking, he developed a successful career that spans fine art, murals, music videos and more. Recorded during the Outerspace Mural Festival in Atlanta Georgia.  IG: @dr.dax
10/28/20191 hour, 1 minute, 27 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 81 - Greg Mike

Greg Mike - Fine Artist and Creative Director.  Greg Mike is a fine artist, agency owner, gallery owner, and founder of the Outerspace Mural Festival. We touch on each of these during our conversation, learn about his character Larry Loudmouth, and how a skiing accident almost took him out of the art game for good. Recorded at Constellations in Atlanta Georgia during the Outerspace Mural Festival. IG: @gregmike ABV Gallery:@abvgallery ABV Agency: @abvagency Outerspace Project: @outerspaceproject
10/21/201959 minutes, 5 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 80 - Drew Young

Drew Young - Fine Artist and Creative Director.  This week we sit down with Drew Young, Fine Artist and Creative Director from Vancouver, Canada. We talk to Drew about the Vancouver Mural Festival and his roles as an Artistic Director. We also talk about his work, his use of oil and acrylic, and how he keeps things fresh. We also go more in depth about the importance of using new mediums to keep your work interesting.  IG: @drewstuff
10/14/201953 minutes, 43 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 79 - The Obanoth

The Obanoth - Artist. The Obanoth, also known as Hannah Webb is a painter currently based in Los Angeles, CA. Her paintings consist of independent shapes, stacked with precision to imply light, texture, and form. We sit down with Hannah and talk about where "The Obanoth" comes from, and her time spent at art school studying animation. We also talk about her social media presence, and her online webstore.  IG: @theobanoth
10/8/201949 minutes, 59 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 78 - Dennis Osadebe

Dennis Osadebe - Artist. Dennis Osadebe is a Nigerian mixed-media artist best known for his contemporary vibrant post-pop style. This week on Clean Break we chat with Dennis about the images in his work, and what all the different symbols represent. We also talk about the importance of promoting your work, and how reaching out of your comfort zone is very beneficial. "Field of Dreams" - His first solo exhibition in Los Angeles is now on display at Avenue des Arts through October 12th. IG: @dennisosadebe
10/1/20191 hour, 3 minutes, 18 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 77 - Sprayseemo Mural Festival Artists

Sprayseemo Mural Festival Artists. This week on Clean Break Matt sits down with 11 Artists from Sprayseemo Mural Festival 2019.  Artists: @madmanart @samuelhaleart @justinwagher @ivanjroque @sabertooththomas @jcrivera @bed_fundy @erickarbeling @_emilyding @sanguineskills @arsek_erase
9/23/20191 hour, 30 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 76 - 123Klan

123Klan - Graffiti Crew.  123Klan is a graffiti crew based out of Montreal Canada but originally from France. We speak about their long and incredible career - which spans murals, humongous commercial projects, and their own clothing brand. Just don't call them "Street Artists"! Recorded at the Sprayseemo Mural Festival in Kansas City Missouri.  IG : @123Klan
9/16/201947 minutes, 28 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 75 - Scott Listfield

Scott Listfield - Fine Artist. We chat with Scott about the meaning behind his lone astronaut which finds himself in all of his work. Scott mentions his book "Astronaut" - A book that chronicles 19 years of his paintings, and his upcoming shows.  IG : @ScottListfield
9/9/201958 minutes, 37 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 74 - Jeks and Thumbs

Recorded Live at Pow! Wow! Worcester - Thumbs - Digital Illustrator / Jeks - Muralist The first ever Clean Break recorded live at Pow! Wow! Worcester with guests Jeks and Thumbs. We talk about the origins of their careers, how they monetize their artwork, and the time it takes to make a footprint in the art world -  Recorded live at WICN 90.5 in Worcester Massachusetts. Jeks: @Jeks_NC Thumbs: @thumbs1    
9/3/20191 hour, 4 minutes, 50 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 73 - Louis Jensen

Louis Jensen - Creative Director and Project Manager. A man of many hats, we talk with Louis about facilitating large scale commercial projects with A-list artists through his company Spraying Bricks, the effects of drugs and alcohol on mental health, and his time running for office.  IG: @SprayingBricks
8/26/20191 hour, 10 minutes, 31 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 72 - Ben Johnston

Ben Johnston - Muralist and Designer. This week we sit down with Ben Johnston, Muralist and Designer based in Toronto, Canada. We talk with him about the design competitions he enters, and how they are a great way for him to acquire more commercial work. We talk about the process he uses when completing his murals and the clean style incorporated with his pieces. Ben also gives great insight on his move to Toronto, and how it was very beneficial for his career.  IG: @BenJohnstonDesign
8/19/201953 minutes, 57 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 71 - Shag

Shag - Artist and Designer. Shag is a Designer, Painter, and Illustrator based in Southern California. His style is based on commercial illustration from the 1950s and 1960s, depicting brightly colored scenes while telling a story. This week on the podcast we sit down with Shag and talk about how he transitioned from creating artwork for his old band to becoming a fine artist. We also discuss his brick and mortar store - "The Shag Store", which first opened in 2009.  IG: @theartistshag
8/12/201959 minutes, 17 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 70 - Matthew Grabelsky

Matthew Grabelsky - Fine Artist. We talk with Matthew about the planning that goes into creating his surrealistic pieces, and how he was first inspired to combine animal heads with humans. We also discuss the album cover he created for Moby and his new Exhibition "Jungle Train", now on display at Thinkspace Art Gallery through August 24th.  IG: @Grabelsky
8/5/201942 minutes, 31 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 69 - Shelby and Sandy

Shelby and Sandy - Artists and Creatives. This week we sit down with Shelby and Sandy, Artists and Creatives from Los Angeles, CA. We talk to Shelby and Sandy about growing up as young artists in California and the background of how they first started creating artwork as a duo. We also talk about the process behind creating their colorful work, the time that goes into maintaining their social media presence and their upcoming projects.  IG: @ShelbyandSandy
7/29/20191 hour, 2 minutes, 12 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 68 - Goopmassta and Angelonce

Goopmassta and Angelonce - Artists and Muralists. We talk with Goop and Angel about their collaborations and how their iconic characters came to be - Angel's Charlie the Angry Elephant & Goop's Hip Hop Frog. We also talk about mural work, recent projects and loads more.  IG:  @Goopmassta @Angelonce
7/23/201958 minutes, 26 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 67 - Joshua Vides

Joshua Vides - Artist and Designer. This week we sit down with Joshua Vides, Artist and Designer born and raised in Rialto, CA. We talk with Josh about what inspired him to create his "Reality to Idea" exhibits and how his vision and execution brings sketches to life. IG: @JoshuaVides
7/16/201952 minutes, 58 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 66 - Kathy Ager

Kathy Ager - Amsterdam-based Artist and Designer. This week we sit down with Kathy Ager, Canadian-born Artist and Designer based in Amsterdam. We talk with Kathy about the stories behind her oil paintings, and the Baroque style she uses with a modern twist. Her solo show is now on display at @thinkspace_art in Culver City, CA. IG: @KathyAger
7/11/201946 minutes, 26 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 65 - Elizabeth Garcia

Elizabeth Garcia - Social Media Consultant. We welcome Elizabeth Garcia to the Podcast for a special bonus Episode. We cover Social Media Topics like IGTV, ideal posting times, quality vs quantity, linking external accounts and social media for change. We also talk about her past experience, and how its essential to stay up to date on new social media features. IG: @plantlikethings 
6/28/201925 minutes, 25 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 64 - Orlando Wharton

Orlando Wharton - Senior VP of A&R at Atlantic Records. This week we sit down with Orlando Wharton, Senior VP of A&R at Atlantic Records. We discuss how he got started as an intern in the music industry, and what he looks for when recruiting talent like Fetty Wap and PnB Rock. We also talk about advice he has for young musicians, and the necessary risks he took to get to where he is today - a crucial part of being successful. IG: @Whartonberg  
6/27/201929 minutes, 19 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 63 - Alex Gross

Alex Gross - Los Angeles Based Oil Painter. This week we sit down with Alex Gross. We talk to Alex about his love for early comics like X-Men and Spiderman, his 11 year history as an Art Professor at ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, and "Anti Social Network", his most recent solo show at Corey Helford in Los Angeles. IG: @artofalexgross  
6/22/20191 hour, 16 minutes, 39 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 62 - Buff Monster

Buff Monster - NY Based Muralist and Artist. We talk to Buff about his Melty Misfits characters, the meaning behind them, and how they've evolved since they were first created. We also talk about how moving to NYC greatly impacted his career for the better. IG: @BuffMonster
6/14/201959 minutes, 17 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 61 - Wizard Skull

Wizard Skull - New York based Artist.  This week we sit down with Wizard Skull. We talk transitioning from a freelance illustrator in the skateboard industry to a full time fine artist. We also discuss his love of creating zines – which he just compiled into a Hard Cover anthology chronicling the past 10 years.  IG: @WizardSkull
6/10/201957 minutes, 25 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 60 - Slinkachu & Jaune

Slinkachu - Street Installation Photographer from The UK.  Jaune - Stencil Artist from Brussels, Belgium.  This week we sit down with both Slinkachu and Jaune. We talk about their new duo exhibition - "Trash Talk", now on display at Thinkspace Art Gallery through June 22nd. We talk about their jobs before becoming full-time artists, the process behind creating their work, and what they have planned for the rest of the year.  IG: Slinkachu - Slinkachu_official Jaune - Jaune_art   
6/3/201956 minutes, 22 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 59 - Prints on Wood

Prints on Wood - A large-format printing company that specializes in creating wood prints for artists and photographers, based in Riverside, CA.  We talk with the owners, Erin and Derek about the origins of the company, the process of completing a wood print and the many artists they've been known to work with. IG: @PrintsonWood  
5/27/201956 minutes, 5 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 58 - Hueman

Hueman - California-based Muralist and Artist.  This week on the podcast we welcome Hueman, a California-based artist and muralist. We talk with Hueman about her most recent Solo Exhibition, "Hypnogogia" at the Cox Gallery in Bordeaux, France, how her style developed over time, and her artwork for Pink's "Hurts 2B Human".  IG: @Hueman_
5/20/201938 minutes, 52 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 57 - Jason Ostro

Jason Ostro - Owner of Gabba Gallery.  This week we sit down with Jason Ostro, the Owner of Gabba Gallery in Los Angeles. We talk to Jason about the right way young artists can approach a Gallery, the thought process that goes into curating each exhibit at Gabba, and lots more advice to creatives just starting out.  IG:  Personal - @JasonOstro Gabba Gallery - @GabbaGallery
5/10/20191 hour, 17 minutes, 4 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 56 - Kai

Kai - Sculptor and Painter.  This week we sit down with Kai, Sculptor and Painter originally from Los Angeles, California. We talk about his early passion with street art, his signature "If" character and how he developed a strong artistic foundation through education.  IG: @kaiart
5/3/20191 hour, 12 minutes, 29 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 54 - Robin Eisenberg

Robin Eisenberg - LA based Illustrator.  This week we sit down with LA based Illustrator Robin Eisenberg. We talk to Robin about how she developed her unique technicolor style, her collaborations with vans and thrasher, and how you should never compare your success with others.  IG: @RobinEisenberg
4/22/20191 hour, 4 minutes, 18 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 53 - Adam Lazzara

Adam Lazzara - Frontman for Taking Back Sunday.  This week we welcome Adam Lazzara from Taking Back Sunday. We talk to Adam about the band’s origins, their 20 year anniversary, and we discuss the band’s recent compilation album, “Twenty”, which chronicles the band’s 20 year career.  IG: Personal - @AdamDamnLazzara Taking Back Sunday - @TakingBackSunday
4/12/201941 minutes, 37 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 52 - Jose Mertz

Jose Mertz - Artist based in Miami, FL.  This week we welcome Miami based artist Jose Mertz to the podcast. We talk to Jose about his residency with Redbull House of Art in Detroit, his murals for Adidas and Heineken, and how he developed his unique style.  IG: @JoseMertz
4/12/20191 hour, 3 minutes, 55 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 51 - Michael Reeder

Michael Reeder - Artist based in Los Angeles, CA.  We sit down with Michael and discuss the ideas behind his work, how important it is to create a large and consistent portfolio, and why putting in the hours is the most important part of becoming a successful artist.  IG: @reederone
4/5/20191 hour, 13 minutes, 24 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 50 - Jillian Evelyn

Jillian Evelyn - Artist based in Los Angeles, CA.  We sit down with returning guest, Jillian Evelyn and discuss her new Solo Exhibition "It's about time", how to properly pick and choose certain freelance jobs and how her career has changed since she was last interviewed on the podcast.  IG: @Jillian_Evelyn
3/15/20191 hour, 5 minutes, 27 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 49 - Neil Wright

Neil Wright - Event Director of Complexcon.  Complexcon is the groundbreaking festival and exhibition that brings together pop culture, music, art, food, style, sports, innovation, activism, and education. Neil speaks about what it takes to organize such a large event, how brands can get on board to vend, and expanding Complexcon to not only Long Beach but also Chicago in 2019.  IG: Personal - @Cherry_Coke_Zero Complexcon - @Complexcon
3/12/201949 minutes, 53 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 48 - Jeff Soto

Jeff Soto - Pop Surrealist and Street Artist from Riverside, California.  We talk to Jeff about his long varied career, teaching and the stability it provides, and how to maintain goals while juggling your everyday life.  IG: @JeffSotoArt
3/5/20192 hours, 10 minutes, 12 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 47 - Captain Kris

Captain Kris - New Zealand born Muralist and Graphic Designer.  We speak to Kris about painting on streets across the globe, having realistic expectations with your career, and the origin of his iconic Captain character.  IG: @CaptainKris
2/25/201940 minutes, 20 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 46 - Jason Peterson

Jason Peterson - Chicago-based photographer and Creator of The Times. A forward thinking Ad Agency. We talk to Jason about redefining the traditional agency model from the ground up, how you must speak with consumers rather than at them, and many others ways in which the business of advertising has changed.  IG: Personal - @JasonMPeterson The Times - @weare.thetimes
2/18/201937 minutes, 35 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 45 - Hebru Brantley

Hebru Brantley - Contemporary Artist from Chicago. This week’s guest is Hebru Brantley. We talk about the pros and cons of working with a gallery vs doing it yourself, running a successful pop up shop, and how to choose the right collaborations as an artist. We also celebrate our 50th episode.  IG: Personal - @hebrubrantley Hebru Brand Studios - @hebrubrandstudios
2/12/201954 minutes, 19 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 44 - Jason Link

Jason Link - Creative Director at Epitaph Records. We talk to Jason about the roles of a creative director in the music industry, what record companies are doing to drive sales, things freelancers can do to work smarter, and how merchandise and album design has changed in the past 10 years. IG: Personal - @doublej2000 Epitaph Records - @EpitaphRecords
2/5/20192 hours, 3 minutes, 10 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 43 - Caratoes

Caratoes -  Illustrator and Street Artist from Belgium. We talk to Caratoes about traveling the world, painting murals and the difficulties one can face when negotiating traveling to paint. IG: @Caratoes  
1/28/20191 hour, 7 minutes, 17 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 42 - Leon Heritage

Leon Benrimon - Director of Modern and Contemporary Art for Heritage Auctions.  We sit down with Leon to discuss how auction houses work, how to determine the value of your collection, insuring your collection and how reselling hurts everyone.  IG - @heritagecontemporary  
1/18/20191 hour, 40 minutes, 47 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 41 - Nina Palomba

Nina Palomba - Los Angeles based artist and art director. On the eve of her new solo exhibition, "Nini's Weenies", Nina sits down to talk about her love of 1930's cartoons, Americana, producing sets for video shoots, and firing shotguns.  Her new exhibition runs January 12th through February 2nd at Gabba Gallery in Los Angeles.    IG - @TheNinaPalomba
1/11/20192 hours, 27 minutes, 33 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 40 - Persue

Dave Persue - Southern CA based artist and author.  Persue dives intro his 30 year career as an artist. From graffiti, commercial illustration, branding, fine art, and writing - Dave has done more than most can hope for. We also discuss his book “The Origins of Bunny Kitty” which he co-wrote with his mother using a character he’s been painting on city streets around the globe for almost 20 years.   IG - @Persue1
1/8/20192 hours, 15 minutes, 33 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 39 - Hoxxoh

Hoxxoh - Miami Artist and Muralist. Clean Break is in Miami for Art Basel speaking with our friend Hoxxoh. We speak to Hoxxoh about his mural work and fine art. We also welcome special guest co-hosts Brian Butler and Upendo. This episode was recorded in Miami at Jolt Radio.    IG: @Hoxxoh @UpperhandArt @Upendo_ @JoltRadio
12/18/20181 hour, 10 minutes, 1 second
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Clean Break - Episode 38 - Alex Yanes

Alex Yanes - Miami artist and sculptor. Clean Break is in Miami for Art Basel speaking with our friend Alex Yanes! Alex has been building and creating his entire life. We discuss how he got started, balancing career and family, and learn some secrets behind his unique and colorful work.  Also we welcome special guest co-host Brian Butler. This episode was record in Miami at Jolt Radio.  IG: @AlexYanes @UpperhandArt @JoltRadio
12/10/201851 minutes, 35 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 37 - Upendo

Upendo - Los Angeles based Abstract Expressionist. Upendo got his start in the skate and clothing industry, but over time transitioned to focusing on his own work. Using his unique ghetto poetry style - his work can be scene in the fine art world, clothing, and commercial jobs.  He's also part of the Crass Boys.  IG - @Upendo_
12/3/201856 minutes, 42 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 36 - Denial

Denial - Canadian Punk Rock Pop Artist. We caught up with artist DENIAL right after his showing at this year's Designercon in Anaheim California.  We talk about his studio and art scene in Canada, work visas for traveling internationally as an artist, cease and desist letters, and his fundamentals which has kept this career going for 18 years.  IG @DenialArt
11/26/20181 hour, 12 minutes, 49 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 35 - Brett Crawford

Brett Crawford - Los Angeles Artist. Brett spend his formative years filling holes in his life with material things. After this landed him in jail, he realized a change was needed. Now an accomplished artist with an upcoming solo exhibition, Brett certainly is on the upswing.  We speak to Brett about finding gallery representation, creating his first sculpture, apprenticing, and the importance of a hard work ethic.  IG - @BrettCrawfordArt
10/23/20181 hour, 7 minutes, 1 second
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Clean Break - Episode 34 - WOES

WOES - Hawaii born Artist. A car wreck early on convinced WOES that life is too short. From there he just went for it - painting his Pandas worldwide and making a name for himself in the process.  We talk about his long career, how he keeps things fresh, and working with Wu Tang.   IG - @Woes
10/16/201845 minutes, 44 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 33 - 2SHAE

2SHAE - Los Angeles based Artist and designer.  Only a few days before his new solo exhibit at EWKUKS in Los Angeles, 2SHAE shares his past experiences that influence his work.  From drug addiction, tattooing in prison, and MTV's West Coast Customs - 2SHAE's story is one of the best we've had on the show.  IG - @Tat2Shae
10/7/20181 hour, 9 minutes, 10 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 32 - Brent Estabrook

Brent Estabrook - Los Angeles based Artist. Pigment and Texture Enthusiast.  We welcome Brent back to the podcast to talk about his work, blue check marks on Instagram, his solo exhibit in New York, and people wanting to touch his paintings.   IG - @BrentEstabrook 
10/2/20181 hour, 6 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 31 - Jo Koy

Jo Koy - "Standup Comedian of the Year" 2018 - Just for Laughs Comedy Festival.   Jo Koy has been pursuing comedy since the late 80's. Now voted "Standup comedian of the Year", Jo shares stories from his long career.  IG - @JoKoy
9/24/20181 hour, 22 minutes, 11 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 30 - Alex Pardee

Alex Pardee - Fine artist, muralist, designer, and toy maker.   Alex Pardee began his art career in the late 90's. Now more than 20 years strong, Alex shares what he's learned over time and gives insight on his different projects.   IG: @AlexPardee
9/17/20181 hour, 23 minutes, 50 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 29 - Fin Dac

Fin Dac - Stencil artist and founder of Urban Aesthetics   Fin's urban aesthetic style is a means to help erase negative stereotypes of culturally diverse women. Now traveling the world painting murals as well as exhibiting fine art, we speak to Fin about how important it was for him to follow his passion.  IG: @Findac
9/10/20181 hour, 28 minutes, 20 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 28 - Andrew Thinkspace Gallery

Andrew Hosner of Thinkspace Gallery - Los Angeles based art gallery. Since 2005 Thinkspace gallery has been showcasing world class artistic talent. Andrew is known for offering no-holds barred advice to artists wanting to show their work in the gallery circuit. We speak to him about exhibiting work, tips for artists, and we learn about how Thinkspace got started and continues to remain one of the best galleries in Los Angeles.    IG: @Thinkspace_art
9/3/20181 hour, 57 minutes, 8 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 27 - Birdman

Birdman - Los Angeles Based Photographer.   Birdman has been covering the Los Angeles art scene for quite some time. We learn how he got started, his time as a paparazzi for TMZ, and how he gets works in the competitive field of photography.  IG: @BirdmanPhotos
8/20/20181 hour, 20 minutes, 43 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 26 - Dante Orpilla

Dante Orpilla - Reddit Employee, Therapeutic Artist, and Ex-Criminal.    Dante began pursuing his unique "water color" artwork during his time in prison. Using coffee, Kool-aid, and what was available - Dante began creating the work which landed him a job at Reddit once released.    We speak to Dante about his time creating artwork in prison, Reddit, using art for therapeutic purposes, and following old men home from the Art Store.    IG: @OneUglyBastard
8/12/20181 hour, 18 minutes, 12 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 25 - Alex Garant

Alex Garant - Figurative Artist.   A heart attack early in life made Canadian artist Alex Garant realize that life is short.  For the last six years Alex has been taking her figurative oil paintings all over the world and making quite a name for herself.  We learn about Alex's background, how she creates her work, and tips and advice from her career.  IG: @AlexGarantArt
8/6/201857 minutes, 7 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 24 - Griz

Griz - Owner of Hutch LA and Lil Bullies Club. Griz is a business genius. He shares the success of his brand Hutch LA and his wholesale business Lil Bullies Club.  We learn about how to properly set up an online business, using mailing lists effectively, and dodging trouble from copywrite infringement.  In addition we speak to Griz about his new obsession - healthy living and the Keto diet, which has already helped him lose over 70 pounds.  IG: @Hutch_LA @LilBulliesClub
7/29/20181 hour, 29 minutes, 16 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 23 - Joseph Lee

Joseph Lee - Los Angeles based Artist and Actor. We speak to Joseph about moving from the mid-west to Los Angeles in pursuit of acting and art.  Joe's new solo exhibition opens in August around the time his new movie premiers in theaters worldwide. We also learn a bit about South Korean TV, as he just wrapped up a very popular mini-series there.  IG: @Joeyunlee    
7/21/201850 minutes, 18 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 22 - Aaron Firestein

Aaron Firestein - Artist and Co-Founder of the massive footwear brand BucketFeet.  We speak to Aaron about turning his hobby of customizing friend's shoes into a huge footwear brand known the world over. Aaron has made a huge impact not only in the business world, but in the artist community as well with his great ideas. If you're thinking of starting a business or you're an artist looking for advice on selling your ideas, this is a great episode.    IG: @FuegoStein @BucketFeet
7/12/20181 hour, 9 minutes, 40 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 21 - Wade MacNeil

Wade MacNeil - Guitarist in the band Alexisonfire, Frontman of the band Gallows, Composer, and Radio Host.    We speak to Wade about coming up in the Canadian music scene, his band projects, composing for film and video games, and his radio show in Toronto. Lots of great advice for musicians in this episode.     IG - @WadeMacNeil @AOF_Official @GallowsOfficial
7/7/201836 minutes, 40 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 20 - Terry Guy

Terry Guy - Owner of Secret Walls, Monorex, High Rise Murals, and Start Los Angeles.   We speak to Terry about his numerous business ventures. From the social art party of Secret Walls, placing artists in commercial projects with Monorex, huge hand painted commercial walls with High Rise Murals, to his base of operations Start Los Angeles - Terry wears many hats and gives lot of great advice to aspiring business owners and artists.   IG: @TerryMonorex @SecretWalls @Monorex @HighRiseMurals @StartLosAngeles
6/25/20181 hour, 50 minutes, 15 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 19 - Phem

Phem - Los Angeles based Music Artist.   We speak to Phem about transitioning from performing in a full band to going solo and writing music that leans on close personal experience. From her days as an accomplished Jazz drummer, to living in a recording studio with no bathroom, to the media running with her friendship to Flying Lotus - Phem's story is a very interesting look at the life of a recording artist.  IG: @Phem
6/18/201840 minutes, 22 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 18 - WRDSMTH

WRDSMTH - Los Angeles based Artist and Author.   We speak to WRDSMTH about transitioning from commercial writer, to author, to famed street artist. WRDSMTH's story is a great listen for anyone who ever dreamed of following your passions and just going for it. His first novel "The Holden Age of Hollywood" has just been released.    IG: @WRDSMTH
6/10/20181 hour, 6 minutes, 21 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 17 - Fidia

Fidia Falaschetti - Italian born artist and sculptor living in Los Angeles.   We sit down with Italian artist Fidia to discuss moving to the United States to persue an art career, how to choose the right assistant, the pitfalls of social media, developing relationships with galleries, Art Basel, and how he creates his sculptures. IG: @Fidia
5/24/20181 hour, 37 minutes, 32 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 16 - Che Anderson

Che Anderson - Director and founding member of Pow! Wow! Worcester.    Che Anderson, Project manager to the city of Worcester Massachusetts, details how he brought the globally recognized mural and arts festival Pow! Wow! to his city. Che gives information about organizing your own mural festival as well as how to get noticed and paint in your first festival as well.    IG: Personal - @VivaElChe Pow! Wow! - @PowWowWorcester
5/20/201850 minutes, 57 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 15 - Greg Mishka

Greg Rivera - Owner of the popular streetwear brand MISHKA.   Greg Rivera has been running the popular streetwear brand MISHKA since 2003. We speak to Greg about how his brand got started, how it developed a strong presence in the scene, their brick and mortar stores, moving the brand into international retail, managing artists, his new book about Mr. T, and so much more.    IG: @GregMishka
5/14/20181 hour, 39 minutes, 4 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 14 - Charlie Edmiston

Charlie Edmiston - Los Angeles based painter and sculptor.   Charlie has successfully transitioned from a 9-5, to freelance graphic design, to a fine artist selling work around the world. We speak about how he made the jump, working on MTV's Fantasy Factory, and horror stories from his graff days.    IG: @CharlieEdmiston
5/4/201846 minutes, 32 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 13 - Brian Butler

Brian Butler - Miami based illustrator and artist.   Brian Butler returns to the podcast to discuss repping your city, expanding your horizons through travel, and gives a play by play of a Smash Mouth concert.   IG: @UpperHandArt
4/27/201856 minutes, 36 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 12 - Kristen Liu-Wong

Kristen Liu-Wong - California based artist.   Kristen has made a huge impact on the art community in such a short amount of time. Exhibitions are prestigious galleries.. cover stories in notable magazines.. learn Kristen's ethos about how she accomplished so much so quickly.   IG: @KliuWong
4/20/201839 minutes, 22 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 11 - Sam Whitney of Giclee LA

Sam Whitney - Giclee LA. Sam's company, Giclee LA, does fine art Giclee prints for some of the biggest artists in the world. Learn how to prepare your work for print as well as loads of other tips and advice.  Website: GicleeLA.com
4/5/201831 minutes, 27 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 10 - Matt Caughthran

Matt Caughthran - Vocalist from the bands The Bronx and Mariachi El Bronx. We speak about his bands' beginnings, touring, and being on David Letterman.  IG: @213MattMan @BronxoVision
3/25/201842 minutes, 35 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 9 - Lillipore

Natasha Lillipore - Los Angeles based illustrator. We speak about her artwork, getting ripped off by major companies, and juggling commercial and personal work.  IG: @Lillipore
3/19/201834 minutes, 57 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 8 - Paul Jackson

Paul Jackson - Toronto Canada based Illustrator. We speak about his days in the band merch world, developing his style, and how there's no shortcuts to "making it" as an artist.  IG: @PaulJacksonLives
3/10/201842 minutes, 33 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 7 - Ben Goretsky

Ben Goretsky - Vinyl Toy producer. Ben Goretsky is a powerhouse in the vinyl toy industry. Not only does his company 3D Retro produce figures for some of the biggest names in the art world, but he also owns DesignerCon - the annual art and design convention that smashes together collectible toys and designer goods in Southern California.  If you ever wanted to produce a figure based off your artwork or learn tricks about exhibiting your artwork at conventions, this is the podcast to listen to.  IG: @3dRetro @DesignerCon @ToyGeeksBTC
3/5/201849 minutes, 6 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 6 - Eric Bauza

Eric Bauza - Voiceover Artist. Marvin the Martian, Woody Woodpecker, Master Splinter, Fozie Bear... Voiceover Artist Eric Bauza voices them all and tons more of our favorite characters. Also, we try and solve the mystery of who broke into my studio.  IG: @Bauzilla
2/26/201846 minutes, 21 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 5 - Homeless Cop

Homeless Cop - Los Angeles based Artist. We speak about moving to Los Angeles, his clean art style, where his name came from, and Metallica impersonations.   IG: @HomelessCop
2/19/201830 minutes, 2 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 4 - Jillian Evelyn

Jillian Evelyn - Los Angeles based Artist. We speak about transitioning to a full time artist, Juxtapoz, advice for amateur artists, and painting over one of my murals.   IG: @Jillian_Evelyn
2/11/201825 minutes, 42 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 3 - Brian Butler

Brian Butler - Miami based Artist. We speak about drawing live concerts, Art Basel, Sweaty Hot Illustration, and Put-Put. IG: @UpperhandArt
1/1/201840 minutes, 58 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 2 - Michelle Tanguay

Michelle Tanguay - Detroit based Artist. We speak about how she began her art career, pushing through fear to begin painting murals, and ghosts.  IG: @MichelleTanguay
12/12/201726 minutes, 11 seconds
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Clean Break - Episode 1 - Birdo

Birdo - Toronto based Mural artist.  We discuss the Canadian art scene, the struggles of becoming a US citizen, and proper facial care.    IG: @JerryRugg
12/11/201738 minutes, 19 seconds