Bastards of Art: Too polished for folk art, too punk for fine art.

Bastards of Art is a podcast to reach out to lowbrow artist. We are helping artist to come together with a message of positivity and ambition. It can feel very lonely spending hours in the studio. We are here to help erase self doubt and cultivate the artist inside you.

Bastards of Art : Episode 49

Imitation What is the difference between imitation and mimicking? When an artist copies someone else work, they have no interest in the intent of the original artist. They just want to to steal some glory. When you imitate art work, you are studying the original art. The process of dissecting someone else’s process in order…

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Bastards of Art Podcast : Episode 47

Sensory, Perception, Reasoning It is these 3 steps that challenge the viewer to understand what they are seeing.  Our eyes bring us information without prejudice. What we perceive from our eyes is not straight forward.  What we perceive from what we have seen should not be trusted.  It is the second part of the cognitive…

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Bastards of Art : Episode 46

Holy Moly! It is 2018 and you have already stopped making time for your projects? Don’t stop now! you have it in you to do great things. Matt Hodel is here to pick you up. Listen to Episode 46 and immediately revisit the promises you made to yourself. Itunes – Soundcloud – Contact – YouTube – Stitcher

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Bastrards of Art : Episode 44

Hello! I am very excited to introduce my friend Haram. I meet Haram last summer and she introduced herself as a person interested in learning tattooing.  It didn’t take much to convince me that she had the aptitude and commitment required for a true apprenticeship. Please take a listen to this special Bastards of Art…

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Bastards of Art : Episode 43

Happy New Year! 2018 brings us a clean slate to keep building on what we have accomplished.  Living in a world of art, I hear the words “do something different” quite bit. This is mentally hard to accomplish and there is a simple reason why. Logic + Data + Emotions In this podcast, I discuss…

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Bastards of Art : Episode 42

Everything you do does not suck, even though it can feel that way. Having an adjustable plan of attack and destination will keep you from hanging out in the float.  Write a mission statement of who you are and what you want to do with art.  Now that you have a path, start your journey!…

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Bastards of Art : Episode 41

“Marks or shapes can happen spontaneously as we explore with tools, media, or substances for pictorial, textural, or sculptural effects and, in the process, decide on what is beautiful or exciting without consciously knowing how and why. We may pour in feelings and emotions during the process, resulting in a kind of artistic expression that…

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Bastards of Art : Episode 40

New workflow can be awkward and painful.  If you don’t mix it up with some newness in your life, you will repeat the same thing for infinity.  I don’t think this is helpful to a long career.  No-one wants to look up after 20 years and wonder why everything looks the same.   Trying something…

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Bastards of Art : Episode 39

Plan for the unexpected. They say success is opportunity meeting preperation.  (Or something like that) I recently filmed a commercial.  What impressed me was how prepared the crew was onset. They had the day planned to the minute. The were ready to move and grove but even with their high expectations, the crew also rolled…

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Bastards of Art : Episode 38

Get Loud! Matt answers some questions about moving to a new market in a different city. It is always scary to get a fresh start in a new town.  Matt’s advice is to get loud! Start an Art Show! Get in the local publications. Meet everyone on your new circle. Do not sheepishly enter a…

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