Fine Artist N.C. Winters on Mastering Instagram, Pop Culture, Technology, and Ninja Turtles
February 1, 2016
Welcome to Episode 18 of Products of the Mind. On this episode, I speak with artist N.C. Winters.
“Anything I wanted to learn I just started doing it. You figure out why the wrong ways don’t work by doing them, and you figure out the medium by using it. It’s not about your brushes and your paint; it’s about picking anything and starting, and failing a whole bunch.”
What do you do when you can draw Ninja Turtles in elementary school? Charge a quarter of course!
Today we talk with fine artist N.C. Winters about growing up as an artist and making his way into the art world. Hear about N.C.’s excursion through the New York art scene, majoring in art, working as a solo artist, and getting his foot in the gallery door. N.C. and I discuss the relationship between pop culture and art, and we get into the details of how technology and society impact our pop culture.
Also discussed: working at a New York design firm; making something your own thing; navigating the social media world; and of course…intellectual property in art and music.
This and more on today’s episode with N.C. Winters.
A few examples of N.C.’s work:
Honorable mentions from this episode:
- Hi Fructose Magazine
- Juxtapoz Magazine
- 1988 Gallery
- Egon Schiele
- Song Exploder Podcast
- Robert Williams
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Products of the Mind is produced by Mana Monzavi.
The illustration accompanying these show notes is by Whit Harris.
The theme music for this episode was provided by Le Chateau. The track name is “Bury You.” Go buy it on Soundcloud!
This episode and these show notes © 2016 David Lizerbram