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.
Unlock Your Art's Potential: Your Exclusive Look at the AlwaysArt Revolution!
29:52Gain 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/
Sage Szkabarnicki-Stuart Interview: Discussing Daring Self-Portraits in Wild Settings
43:31This 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
Jeremy Biggers: Dallas' Multi-Hyphenate Artist, From Canvas to Camera and Beyond
46:14This 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/
Ken Harman Hashimoto: Mastering Art Curation from Hi-Fructose to Iconic Galleries
57:22This 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/
A Conversation with Danny Casale (AKA Coolman Coffeedan): Blending Humor and Humanity in a Digital World
53:11This 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/
Inside the Art World: Alan Bamberger's Unparalleled Expertise and Insights
58:14This 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/
Elise Swopes: Redefining Digital Art & Entrepreneurship - A Journey of Inspiration
55:16Discover 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.
Art & Web3 | MUMBOT's Journey to Artistic Success & Artist Community Building
55:42As 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.
Justin Mensinger: LA Designer Merging Craftsmanship & Sustainability
1:05:12Dive 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.
Artists, Beware! Exclusivity Contracts - Top Things to Know Before You Consider
22:29Dive 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!