Studio Confessions

Studio Confessions

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By Luis Martin
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Listen in.
You don’t have to be an artist to live a more creative and beautiful life.
Inspiring conversations with artists and creatives
Listen in as they come clean about failure, successes and share their strategies and insights with you.
Let me know what inspires and empowers you at
Martin@luismartinart.com
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Listen in.
You don’t have to be an artist to live a more creative and beautiful life.
Inspiring conversations with artists and creatives
Listen in as they come clean about failure, successes and share their strategies and insights with you.
Let me know what inspires and empowers you at
Martin@luismartinart.com
StudioConfessions.com

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Show Up
How do you show up? Do you go invisible, I have. Art makes me visible. This is why I write, why I podcast, this is why art is my life. Listen in as I talk about being witness to odd situations and moments when I couldn't shake off my invisibility cloak. Take a look at the work of T.C. Cannon, a native American artist to active our presence and visibility through art. Let's show up. Music by: Tours "Enthusiast" Collage by: Luis Martin the Art Engineer "124 New York"  Get a print of the collage here.  T.C. Cannon at the Museum of the American Indian  Shipping Labels Avery 5265
18:22
September 3, 2019
The Needle in the Haystack
 Meet Raven Kianna D. an artist working out of Orlando, Florida, we sat down to chat during my visit for Podcast Movement. Listen in as I meet Raven for the first time and she shares her journey of being a self-taught artist. As a fiber artists, Raven thoughtfully poses questions of gender and race through embroidery to arrive at hyper realistic works of art. I am an instant fan of her and her work. You will want to meet Raven Kianna D. a rising art star.  See Raven’s work and follow her on instagram at @ravenkiannad_art Music: Waves by Pictures of the Floating World
34:40
August 20, 2019
Pay Me For Being Me
"Pay me for being me." Use it as a montra, an affirmation, or a question to be answered.  Listen in as I talk about overcoming my personal mental blocks about money and how I indent to move forward as I invite my community to be my patron.  How do you feel about monetizing you talent? If you are ready to step into abundance I offer a few steps to trigger some success your way.  Get the poster for this POWERFUL affirmation here.  Music: "Stomps and Claps" by Scott Holmes   
30:30
August 6, 2019
Icon Maker: Gabriel Garcia Roman
 Picture it, Brooklyn 2019, it’s mid summer and its World Pride, a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots. Among the proud glistening bodies and sponsored floats emerges a processions of banners celebrating people of color and their stories. Listen in on this intimate conversation with the artist Gabriel Garcia Roman, the first Mexican American artist to share his work on the pride parade in New York city. We talk about his riveting and important ongoing project Queer Icons, we also chat about arriving at a "good" place, and the dancing rituals of introverts.   Music: “Lonely Cowboys” by Simon Mathewson Follow Gabriel Garcia Roman @GBRLGCRMN Visit his website: GabrielGarciaRoman.com National Association for Latino Art and Culture Artist Grant Leslie Lohman Museum 
44:57
July 23, 2019
Matters Beyond Politics: A Rap Session
This is a new thing here,  I am rapping, unpacking things that I need to resolve.  How do you cope? Listen in as I use the lens of art to rationalize recent personal discriminatory experiences and other issues that deserve some attention. This isn’t like the other episode, I might not come to a conclusion because what I want to wrap about is not something I alone can solve.  Show Notes Art: "Matters Beyond Politics" Get your print here Music: "The Fifth Life" Circus Marcus  To see video of the turtles I spoke about on this episode go to the blog at StudioConfessions.com. There you will find more links to other resources.  
22:19
July 9, 2019
The Synthesis of Art
This episode coincides with the Studio Confession podcast's first year anniversary. **Thanks for listening** On such an important moment I must ask myself "What I am I doing here" and "How does this podcast fit into the bigger picture of my life?"  Listen in as I ponder and acknowledge that sometime we are part of a big process or synthesis that we just can't comprehend with our limited point of view. This episode is a fun metaphor with butterflies, an art prompts and more.  Show notes:  Music: "Hands of Time" by Kraak & Smaak Cover: "Speed Racer 16" get your print here.  Walker Art Center Minneapolis Minnesota  "Dialogues in Public Art" Tom Finkelpearl  Julie Gratz: @Juliegratz Kaleida Studio Artivive  La Casa Azul Podcast Movement Conference 
20:57
June 25, 2019
Rebel Unplugged: Terri Frohman
Meet Terri Frohman,  an educator, a founder and a rebel. I followed Terri on instagram. Her posted triggered me to contact her and ask her about her collective "Handmade in Brooklyn" and her years as an educator.  Listen in as I get to know Terri, as she shares her stories about getting it done.  Follow terri @terrifrohman Visit Terri's website www.terrifrohman.com Learn more about Handmade In Brooklyn at www.hmbcollective.com Song: "Jungle" by Tash Sultana 
38:07
June 11, 2019
Read This To Win
Every book can be a self-help book and every author can be a personal mentor. Here are five books that are part of my survival kit. Each offers a series of roadmaps, anecdotes and wisdom that have guided me through the years. I could easily suggest 500 more books, but these are my top five. Listen in, let me know if you've read them and what books you might add to the list.  Top Five books in my survival kit: Letters to a Young Artist by Anna Deavere Smith  The Seven Spiritual Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra Steal Like An Artist by Austin Kleon  Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert  Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin  Please look for these books in your LOCAL BOOK STORES xo  Music: "Un soir un chien" by Les Rita Mitsouko 
22:22
May 28, 2019
You are NOT Basquiat, and neither am I
Do you love Basquiat? I didn't... his work was too close to comfort and the copycats didn't help either. But I took a closer look and thought about his legacy. Listen in as I reason with myself about his work and offer you five prompts to NOT copy Basquiat but instead use his work as a spring board for thoughtful art making.  Music: "Mirage" by Toro and Moi Art:" Bro-sis" by Luis Martin / The Art Engineer  Brant Foundation Art Study Center  Artist friend who gifted Basquiat tickets: Anneta Le 
18:02
May 14, 2019
New York New Wave
This is what a new wave of artists in New York and across the country looks like. Their work goes beyond the studio and into train stations as galleries, pop-up events as legitimate platforms and much more. Listen in to my conversation with Spirit and Stephen, two individuals who are artists, musicians, entrepreneurs and much more. I am excited to imagine what the future looks like for us all.  Where will you be 2024?  Follow Spirit and Stephen on instagram @SpiritofSam_ Cover Art: "New Wave" by Luis Martin / The Art Engineer  Music: "Question" by Pnmyomei
35:57
April 30, 2019
Messing with the System and Sheep
Cool teenagers, sociological experiments and messing with sheep. This episode is my most personal yet. Listen to my story of how I realized you are either a sheep or a shepherd. Cover art: "Super Blessed" Music: " Modafinil Blues" by Matthew Dear
27:26
April 16, 2019
Art is the Vehicle
 Let your art be the Vehicle not the Destination!  Join the conversation as I use convoluted metaphors to explain how to active your art practice to plug into the world around you. Change your energy and get to where you want to go with your art. No gallery representation or MFA needed. Let’s plug in together and shine on.  Follow writer Iliana O at @IlianaOwrites and IlianaO.com Buy this episode’s poster: “Pebbles from Poydras Street” Music: “Scratch that” DJ Koze featuring Róisín Murphy
16:25
April 2, 2019
Gatekeepers and Allies with Michelle Ruiz
 Are you still waiting for a Leo, a Leo Castelli to come save you from obscurity and turn you into an art star? Be open to it, but don’t hold your breath.  Meet Michelle Ruiz, a Leo via her astrological chart-  but a gatekeeper and ally all the same. Listen in as we talk shop about corporate art projects, hashtags and collaboration.  Follow Michelle Ruiz on Instagram at @michelle_ruiz0909 Learn more about Chicago Art Source at ChicagoArtSource.com  Buy the Episode's Poster: The Last time I saw Wilshire Blvd here.  Music: “Don’t Wanna Fight” by Alabama Shakes 
33:16
March 12, 2019
When I Make Art
Where do you go when you make art? When I make art, I float, I time travel, I make love- not in a pervy kind of way. Listen in and I'll share what I have found I can do when I make art. It is a little sadness, a little mystical,  always wining and always from love.  Ready to feel something?  Cover Art: "Agency For A Dream" by Luis Martin / The Art Engineer  Music:  "This Old House Is All I Have" by Against All Logic  "Dos Gardenias" by Buena Vista Social Club 
11:13
February 26, 2019
Winning as Rebellion
Winning is the ultimate form of rebellion in a world that overlooks you. Set your own metrics and standards- let your existence be a glittering thank you to the universe, because you are meant to win! Get the cover art print "A Narcissist Club"  Music: "The More You  Ignore Me the Closer I Get" by Morrissey
12:27
February 12, 2019
Marvelous Mr. Gomez
Does being a “real” artist or having a “successful” career in any field, require you to sacrifice joy or family?  Join me on the FIRST conversation on the Studio Confessions podcast. The marvelous Sergio Gomez offers his insight and shares with us some personal stories about having an extraordinary career and a great family. You will want to listen.  Follow Sergio Gomez on Instagram @ ergiogomezprojects And listen to his podcast Art NXT Level at : http://www.theartistnextlevel.com/podcasts/ Music: “Carnival” Natalie Merchant 
25:06
January 31, 2019
Support System on the way to Kansas
Don't be a cynic and allow yourself some meme wisdom. "Follow your bliss" , but to do so you will need some help. Follow me down a yellow brick analogy about who we need on our side in our creative journey.  This podcast was inspired by "How to be an Artist without losing your mind your shirt or your creative compass" by JoAnneh Nagler, GET IT! 
14:45
January 16, 2019
Love Story
A relationship with art is like any other relationship, it needs a good place to thrive. There are ups and downs, even a villain sometimes, but don't break up, take a break instead!
11:20
December 10, 2018
PTSD
Do you have "Nostalgia", a "Soldier's Heart", are you shell shocked? We all are. You can get through it with you creative practice- collage, mood boards, there is a key here.
07:51
November 27, 2018
A Calling
How do you initiate an artist? What do you do with all this potential? Let's get to work and deliver our goods.
10:34
November 7, 2018
Environment
The world is coming from you, not at you! How do you create your environment and does your environment create you?
08:07
October 26, 2018
Nuevo Mestizaje
Como reclamas tu magia indígena? Intentare aprender el español y el Ingles para comunicar este episodio.
10:03
October 19, 2018
Road Trip USA
Adventures on the road LAX to JFK on car. Things got real!
15:11
October 8, 2018
Blocks & Wells
Why are you getting Artist’s blocks? Is there even such a thing? Have you found your WELL? Well, let’s find it together!
06:30
September 18, 2018
Mediocre Hater
Is excellence getting in your way of selling your work? What did Andy Warhol know that we didn't know? Start excellent but remember to chill out.
06:30
September 10, 2018
Arte Como Espiritualidad (S)
¿Forma la espiritualidad en tu practica creativa?
08:12
August 28, 2018
An Open Letter: To the Individual behind the Conglomerate
Have you noticed the empty store fronts all over your city? Its a serious problem with serious implications on the communities. So I wrote a letter, an open letter to the Developers and Real Estate people who the new urban planners and engineers of our country's infrastructure.
07:41
August 23, 2018
Dalilah
Remembering the summer of 1996 and the inspiration of a chance meeting with Delilah.
07:41
August 13, 2018
Jealousy Parallel Lives
We are all living the same experience. What does yours look like?
12:30
August 8, 2018
Visibility
If an artist makes art and no one’s there to see were they ever Artist?
06:56
July 30, 2018
What Now, Artists?
How do we process, navigate and engage using art in our time of distress, both personal and social?
08:17
July 20, 2018
On Being Square
I’m boring and that’s ok!
05:51
July 9, 2018
Comparte (Spanish)
¡Es importante compartir tu arte!
06:05
July 6, 2018
Talking to Myself
Do you hear voices? Is it even your? Choose your voice!
07:07
July 2, 2018
Herencia (Spanish)
¿Como influye tu herencia latina en tu trabajo artístico?
07:05
June 28, 2018
Talent?
Are you talented? Do you think you’re talented? Does it matter either way?
07:29
June 25, 2018
Travel to Connect
The world is open to artists more than to anyone else. Why? Because you, and I, speak the international language: ART. Feel free to travel in un known grounds and know that you are connected to your fellow artists in all creative communities. Don't believe me? Listen in, to this first episode of  what would go on to become Studio Confessions.
04:20
June 21, 2018
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