I chat with artist Sijia Chen about her lockdown story. She has been in mainland China dealing with the quarentine for the last 5 weeks. Hear how she is adapting her artistic practice. Breakfast with Sergio Special Edition #2
Artist Paul Beel paints my portrait from his home in Florence, Italy as he talks about the Italian quarantine and adapting to the present COVID-19 situation. Breakfast with Sergio Special Edition #1
Amuleto is a contemporary art gallery based in Barcelona which started in February 2019.
Since then, they started looking for young artists depicting art with historical importance, quality of work and heart. Showcasing the best art they can find, they transform art lovers into art collectors.
Creating a digital space with the modern tools we have, they communicate and establish dialogues with audiences from all around the world.
In this episode Dr. Yanina Gomez (psychologist, author and emotional wellness expert) talks about 5 things we all can do to center ourselves and take care of our mindset during COVID-19 situation.
Professionally trained as a jeweler, Bo Huff owned a family jewelry business with his brother for 15 years. During this time, his wife was diagnosed with cancer. She passed away after a four-year struggle. After her death, Bo closed the jewelry business and ran away. He found it difficult to be creative. It was during this period that he was diagnosed with Bipolar 1.
Bo began to experiment with painting and found it to be very therapeutic. Being Bipolar accentuated his creativity. He battled with whether he should separate his art from his mental illness, but it was simply impossible. When showing his art, mental illness always comes into the conversation. It is not something he hangs his head about. He uses this to reach out and give others hope.
His passion has become painting. It is what he does for fun – for recreation, for creativity. He also enjoys teaching others what he has learned about how to succeed with a mental illness. One area Bo pays special attention to in his work is with suicide prevention. Outside of his art, his other passion is his dogs. Bo spent a number of years volunteering at a local no-kill dog shelter and has personally adopted 4 dogs from this shelter.
Bo’s business has flourished over the past 10 years, and he has found a great niche. He can now truly call myself an artist, an “outsider artist”. Bo’s medium is acrylic on canvas or wood. You will likely find him painting either in his studio in north Texas or his studio on the northwest side of Houston.
Jennifer Pazienza has an extensive record in academia. She earned a Master’s and PhD in Art Education at The Pennsylvania State University She is now retired from teaching but busier than ever running her art career.
Jennifer creates paintings that are visually poetic, contemplative and invite us to enter a quiet space of contemplation.
She is originally from New Jersey from an Italian-American family.
For the last 25 years she has resided on New Brunswick, Canada where she lives with husband their their dog. Her extensive exhibition record includes shows in Canada and the US. Her work is held in Public, Private and Corporate Collections in Canada, the United States and Italy.
Follow her on Instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/jenniferpazienza/
LUIS SAHAGUN (b. 1982, Guadalajara, Mexico) is a multi-disciplinary artist transforming art into a mystical instrument that bestows a pre-columbian spiritual connection in order to heal wounds of conquest, colonization, and capitalism. Like DNA strings of mestizaje, his practice metaphorically represent contradiction- indian/conqueror, violence/unity, and ancient/contemporary. His work embodies a visual language of cultural resistance that counters the traditional white, male, heterosexual art historical canon. Sahagun has exhibited at venues including the MCA, Chicago, IL; Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art, Roswell, NM; The National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago, IL; the International Exposition of Contemporary Art (expo) Chicago, IL; amongst many others. Additionally, his work has been covered in publications such as: ArtForum, ChicagoMag, NewCity Magazine, MundoFOX, New American Paintings and the Chicago Tribune. He is currently an Artist-in-Residence/Visiting Professor for Critical Race Studies Program in Michigan State University.
Sam P. Israel is a prominent New York trial and appellate attorney with a highly distinctive commercial litigation practice. He is the founder of Sam P. Israel, P.C., a select five lawyer boutique litigation practice headquartered in New York City’s financial district. Mr. Israel’s practice covers a wide range of subjects, including art, intellectual property, corporate and contractual disputes, securities, employment, insolvency and restructuring litigation, and corporate and transactional matters; in industries of equal diversity, including investment, financial and hedge fund concerns, real property, restaurant services, arts and photography, and alternative energy. His clients span modest to multi-national corporations, to prominent artists and filmmakers, among them Ramius LLC, Arena Investors, LP / Lantern Endowment Partners, North Mill Capital Investors, LLC, and Dr. William Fung (managing director of PI Asset Management.)
Among his recent victories in art cases, Mr. Israel secured a multi-million dollar award against a major New York art gallery, winning on claims for contractual breach, conversion, and breaches of fiduciary duties.
Mr. Israel is knowledgeable in art law, handling cases including claims of conversion, issues of authentication, and other contractual matters specific to the acquisition, retention, sale and disposition of fine art with success. Mr. Israel has considerable experience in litigating the fairness and legitimacy of sales based upon the state of domestic and international art markets and circumstances surrounding the particular transactions in question. The scope of Mr. Israel’s representation history is broad and he regularly serves as counsel in art-related cases in the copyright, fiduciary, commercial, and estate-administration contexts. Among his clients are individual artists and their estates, investors, hedge funds, art dealers, experts, and collectors.
Beyond litigation, Mr. Israel regularly advises clients on their legal rights and liabilities in the art market. Mr. Israel knows that purchasing and selling fine art often raises questions of title, authenticity, and liability, as well as the form and substance of the written agreements governing transactions in fine art. Propelled by a history of litigation involving art law, Mr. Israel advises clients on a wide range of issues that may arise in the 21st Century art market
In this episode Sergio Gomez discusses the artist & gallery relationship in a practical and relaxed way. Sergio looks at how this relationship has evolved over the years and what to do to ensure a good relationship with the galleries you work with.
In this episode, I share important sales strategies tested in 2019 as well as important shifts for 2020 that you need to keep in mind if you are planning to make bigger and better sales this year. these strategies will help you look ahead as you realize what things you may need to prepare for.
Aneta Ten is a self taught Bulgarian artist, born in culture rich Burgas, Bulgaria. Surrounded by Burgas Lakes and located at the weseternmost point of the Black Sea. Early in childhood she and her family moved to Sliven, Bulgaria, at the foot of the famous blue stone mountains and it's natural park. In 1998, after graduating from The English Academy, she decided to travel the world, staying true to her adventurous nature. In the 2010, she moves to London, UK where she has lived and worked ever since; A mother, a teacher by day, Uni Student and an Artist by heart!