142. Chasing Stillness with Gavin Snider
notes from the new episode of the sneakyart podcast.
I am excited to share Episode 49 of the SneakyArt Podcast, a conversation with New York-based artist Gavin Snider. In this post find show notes and relevant links from the recording.
🎙 Ep 49 - Chasing Stillness with Gavin Snider
Gavin Snider finds stillness in the busy streets of New York. He talks about growing up in Kansas, drawing with his twin brother Grant (Incidental Comics) and the decision to become an architect.
We learn about how Gavin came to New York City, how he began to paint his world, and what it is like to paint the most iconic city in the world.
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📝 Show Notes
🎨 Gavin talks about the time he started to paint outdoors, in Kansas City (MO).
🚞 Painting in a busy city with bystanders and onlookers, Gavin talks about the usefulness of distractions to his art process.
❄️ Gavin refers to an uncomfortable time sketching in Kansas City during winter, and the unexpectedly good results.
🔁 On the value of being on location versus working with references, Gavin speaks about being process-oriented when he’s on location.
📢 “The perfect is the enemy of the good.”
🏛 41:00 Gavin talks about growing up with Grant, drawing together, and how it led to architecture.
🦕 51:00 Paleontology in Kansas.
🗺 Urban sketching as a way to explore a new city
👀 What does Gavin see when he goes out to paint on location? And how does he filter his world onto paper with colors and shapes?
89:00 Nishant explains Sonder.
📚 Check out the incredible work of legendary cartoonist, Will Eisner. My favourite recommendation is the Contract with God trilogy.
🚦Does NYC pop culture affect how Gavin sees NYC?
🖼 Do people engage with location art in a different way than other media?
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