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Colombian tattoo artist Andres Flu reinvents himself

Colombian tattoo artist and shop owner of Fluink Studio. Andres Flu ambitiously opened up his own business in order to set his own standards and create a space that was…

Colombian tattoo artist and shop owner of Fluink Studio. Andres Flu ambitiously opened up his own business in order to set his own standards and create a space that was important to him and his team.

We were intrigued by his drive to not only be a tattoo artist but also to open up his own shop in Medellin after being fairly new to the industry. He gave us a great interview of the challenges that came with that decision but also how it helped create the environment that is the healthiest and most motivating for him. Enjoy Episode 17!

 


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Bertha Liduvina how art has helped her transform though various stages in life

Bertha Liduvina lives in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca. An artist and creator throughout her life but newly discovered how her work has helped her through various periods of change and growth…

Bertha Liduvina lives in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca. An artist and creator throughout her life but newly discovered how her work has helped her through various periods of change and growth in her life. Now in her 60’s, she has found new inspiration and meaning to her work.

We arrived in Puerto Escondido and had just settled into our Airbnb ready to begin working on our next episode. Our host Betty knocked on our door unexpectedly and invited us to join her on her Palapa for some mezcal. Since we were always in the mood to drink mezcal and interact with new people we were pleasantly surprised to find she herself is a creator in poetry and music. While Betty never quite pursued art as a career, it has always been a part of her life, and now in her early 60’s she has processed its various stages and meanings and growth. We shared so many wonderful conversations with her about life and art that by the end of our time in Puerto Escondido we couldn’t find a reason not to invite her to be a part of our series. We hope Betty’s episode will inspire those to continue to create no matter what stage of life you’re in, and to help those understand the true importance of creating art. Enjoy episode 13.

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Art duo Escoto + Carrara collaborating together as both artists and couple

Escoto + Carrara collaborate and bring together stunning photographs and oil paintings. They consider themselves as one artist but each bring their own individual talents to produce a look that…

Escoto + Carrara collaborate and bring together stunning photographs and oil paintings. They consider themselves as one artist but each bring their own individual talents to produce a look that is uniquely both of them. Check out their interview below and see how they manage to balance their personal relationship with one another while also making art together. 

Federico Escoto and Roberto Carrara live a little outside of the main city, we arrived at their house decorated with colorful walls and a kitchen surrounded by large windows overlooking a luscious green backyard. They rent their home from an architect so art surrounds them providing a quiet and inspirational place to work, Roberto is the photographer while Federico paints in oil. They found many years ago that they not only collaborated well as artists, but also as partners in life. We had not thought about interviewing a couple that worked together on the same piece as well as have a romantic relationship, the subject alone in itself was interesting enough and we enjoyed learning how they manage to balance work and life with one another.


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Interview with oil painter Abraham Jimenez describes his connection to his art and the importance of being a teacher

Oil painter Abraham Jimenez is a perfectionist who is deeply connected to each of his art pieces. In his interview he describes the importance of being an art teacher and…

Oil painter Abraham Jimenez is a perfectionist who is deeply connected to each of his art pieces. In his interview he describes the importance of being an art teacher and passing on knowledge while also giving us insight to how most artists can feel when producing and letting go of their work. 

Neither of us had heard of Abraham Jimenez, but after meeting Horacio (Episode 4),  we became good friends and he pointed us in the direction of several incredible artists in Mexico, one of them, being Abraham. In Xochomilico, just south of the city, we were greeted warmly by his family and friends. We enjoyed getting to know one another and taking the time to look at his incredible work. His most recent work had us floored in the amount of detail and work that went into each piece. His canvases are huge and look like photographs but are instead all oil paintings. Though there was a language barrier, Abraham has a warm and humorous personality and so easy to connect with. What was most special was feeling so close to someone without having to exchange many words. 

 

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