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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Artist Interview: Martina Nehrling. The outtakes.

Here is a collection of outtakes from my conversation with Chicago based artist, Martina Nehrling. Found in this group of snippets is the mention of paint marks, and the bird life that inspires them. Also talked about is her approach to titling a specific painting, and the compilation ends with thoughts on the color blue. Listen below for more!







Murmuration, 48H x 72L, acrylic on canvas, 2011







 Spelling
Freckles
Favors
Forgiveness
50H x 60L in., acrylic on canvas, 2013






Audio outtakes: 








The artist's website: Martina Nehrling




To listen to the full-length interview. please visit the post: here





Thanks for listening!



Saturday, May 30, 2015

Artist Interview: Martina Nehrling

Words of the day: optimism. audible. flying. direct. whale.

Martina Nehrling, painter based in Chicago, joins ahtcast to talk process, scale of the work, and how some pieces require a lot of "think time." Martina Nehrling also shares her reasons for wanting to have had the chance to speak with a special list of artists who's work means a lot to her and her being an artist. Please tune in as I also share my thoughts on the work, as well as which musical act I feel would make an appropriate soundtrack to some of Nehrling's paintings. Listen below for more! 





Blue Sketch No. 4, 58H x 107L in., acrylic on Aquabee paper, 2015












The Man Operating the Tilt-a-whirl was in Love With Rose, 28H x 36L in., acrylic on canvas, 2012











Thin Slicing, 20H x 16L in., acrylic on Montval paper, 2014











 Liquefaction, 50H x 72L in., acrylic on canvas, 2011











Yarning, 40H x 63L in., acrylic on canvas, 2015









Audio interview with the artist:











The artist's website: Martina Nehrling







Artists etc. mentioned in the conversation:


Claude Monet
Mark Rothko
The Sea and Cake song: The Leaf from the album OUI
Piet Mondrian
Giorgio Morandi
Philip Guston
Henri Matisse
Eva Hesse
Cy Twombly
Wassily Kandinsky
Agnes Martin
Frank Stella
Jim Hodges






Jim Hodges, Into Life, 2001, Silk, cotton, polyester and thread, dimensions variable
The above piece is mentioned by Martina Nehrling in the conversation








The above is a video (43 seconds) I put together, using process pics provided by Nehrling, that shows some of the life of the painting "Big Blue and Orange Sketch."






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In the beginning of the episode you will hear a promo for this great podcast called: Tell Me About Your Song.
TMAYS, hosted by Jacob Haller, is podcast that asks musicians to share their thoughts and process about a certain song they wrote. So if you like music and stories that inspire it, check out Tell Me About Your Song! Thanks.






(Original ahtcast intro song by David T Miller and Phillip J. Mellen)







Monday, May 18, 2015

Meg Smaker's short film: The Artist of Silicon Valley: Mitchell Johnson

I had the pleasure of speaking with painter, Mitchell Johnson back in June of 2011 for ahtcast. Time warp to 2015, I just came across this new short film by Meg Smaker featuring Johnson that covers some different aspects of his studio life. This feature includes his thoughts on his own work, moving out of New York, having paintings in some feature films, and a bunch more. 

It's always great to get updates on what previous guests have been up to. So please lend your eyes and ears for this short film, a quick eight and a half minutes, I'm sure you will enjoy it! Thanks for your support.


The Artist of Silicon Valley (Mitchell Johnson & Meg Smaker) 2015 from Mitchell Johnson on Vimeo.



If you would like to listen in on the conversation I had with Mitchell Johnson, please visit the post by clicking here: Mitchell Johnson on ahtcast.



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