This week on the show my guest is painter Jason Brockert. Jason currently has a show up at Iam8bit Gallery in Los Angeles. The show is called American Icons, and features paintings of Atari game cartridges, vintage gaming consoles, and toy action figures from the film Star Wars. The works explore ideas of nostalgia and ask us to reflect on the ways our childhood imaginations cascade into our adult lives.
I spoke with Jason over the phone about his new paintings, trying to make a living as an artist, and a bizarre internet scam he discovered that targets painters.
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