In this episode, Chicago based artist Michael Coakes shares his journey and gives tips on how to photograph your art. Michael Coakes grew up with the influence of the 60s and 70s pop culture and an attraction to a diverse array of artists from Mucha to Rembrandt, Michael displayed a serious passion for art even in his pre-teen years.
As a mostly self-taught artist he has created many drawings, paintings and photographs in the years since. His predominant style early in his artistic career was photorealist painting. More recently his mediums and concentrations have expanded to include photography. He shows his work in gallery exhibits frequently and his work is in private collections around the world.
In this episode, Sergio Gomez chats with Barcelona-based artist King Farish about his work and the new Wool Factory in Barcelona.
King Farish moved to Brooklyn in 2005 and had his first studio in Red Hook. Over the following years Brooklyn was the base for stints in Vermont, Amsterdam, London, and Chicago before moving to Los Angeles in 2013. He attended Skowhegan School of Sculpture and Painting in 2011 and received a full fellowship to Vermont Studio Center for a summer session in 2013.
King moved with his wife and son to Barcelona in 2015 and started laying the groundwork for Wool Factory A.I.R. in 2016. Jules Buck Jones was the first artist in residency - January 2017.
In this first episode of Season II of the Artist Next Level podcast, Sergio Gomez talks about the importance of maximizing the momentum every opportunity brings your way. From exhibitions to special projects, think about what you can do t maximize your efforts past the opening night.