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New York - Hosted by Amon Focus, the New York Said podcast features in-depth conversations with people you don't often hear from, to hear things that aren't often shared (said), spotlighting life in New York.


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New York - Hosted by Amon Focus, the New York Said podcast features in-depth conversations with people you don't often hear from, to hear things that aren't often shared (said), spotlighting life in New York.






Art and Illumination: An Intimate Discussion with Bruce Munro on Field of Light at Freedom Plaza

Join us as we delve into a candid conversation with Bruce Munro about his artwork 'Field of Light at Freedom Plaza.' In this episode, we explore the inspiration behind this breathtaking installation and gain insight into Bruce's creative process and aspirations. Show Notes:


TTK Unveiled: Behind the Scenes of "See What I'm Seeing" - A Solo Exhibition

New York-based fine artist TTK debuts with "See What I'm Seeing," his most intimate and revealing collection yet. "These paintings were inspired by people escaping from something and stepping out of what's familiar, even when it's uncomfortable," reveals TTK. Building on the success of his "See What I'm Sayin'" art book series, this exhibition promises to be more than just a visual delight; it offers a journey into the artist's mind. Show Notes:


Unlocking Dan Lam’s Artistic Journey: A Deep Dive into Innovation and Creativity

In a realm where tradition often looms large, breaking the mold is no mean feat. Yet, one artist has continually refused to be bound by convention, making waves with her unorthodox approaches and captivating work. Dan Lam, a Dallas-based artist, has captured the world’s imagination with her stunningly vibrant and tactile sculptures that blur the lines between the fantastical and the tangible, the alien and the organic. Read the Full Article: Unlocking Dan Lam’s Artistic Journey: A Deep Dive into Innovation and Creativity


Behind the Lens: Destiny Mata's Candid View of New York

In a city known for its relentless pace of change, one woman’s lens is capturing the timeless essence of life in New York City. Destiny Mata, the impassioned photographer whose work delves into the heart of her neighborhood, is creating a profound photographic archive, one frame at a time Learn More about Destiny Mata


Greatness is a Process: Erica Ford's Journey to Empowerment and Peace

Explore the inspiring journey of Erica Ford, a community leader dedicated to transforming lives and promoting peace. Discover how she founded Life Camp Inc. and embarked on a mission to empower at-risk youth. Join Erica Ford and Paper Planes in raising awareness during Gun Violence Awareness Month with their limited edition Crown. Show Notes:


Nobody Was Here: Rico James and Preserving the Legacy of TMNK

Amon Focus hosts a conversation with filmmaker Rico James, who provides an intimate look into the life and legacy of the late influential street artist, TMNK. Known worldwide for his transformative impact on urban art, TMNK or 'The Me Nobody Knows,' remained an enigma until his passing in 2016. Rico’s recollections offer not only a tribute to TMNK's life and work, but also a testament to the indomitable spirit and passion of an artist who continues to inspire years after his departure. As the conversation unfolds, the audience is treated to candid revelations about TMNK's struggles, triumphs, and unwavering commitment to social justice. Show Notes:


The Journey of Renda Writer: A Testament to the Power of Words and Art

In this episode, we delve into the life and work of Renda Writer, a poet, muralist, and hip-hop enthusiast who has dedicated his life to uniting communities through art and culture. Discover his philosophy on personal growth, his love for language, and the importance of connections in the world of arts. Don't miss the chance to learn more about Renda's World Peace Mural Tour and Grateful for Hip-Hop projects. Be inspired by Renda's remarkable journey and witness the transformative power of words. Show Notes:


Art and Play Collide: Cj Hendry's Plaid Experience

In an interview with Amon Focus, conceptual artist Cj Hendry discussed her upcoming tenth solo show, Plaid. The exhibition features hyper-realistic pencil drawings and a unique heuristic format, including the immersive Plaidground installation, a 5,000 sqft adult playground. Hendry's work aims to evoke nostalgia and connect visitors with their inner child while exploring the intersection of literal and conceptual art. Plaid challenges the boundaries of hyperrealism and public art, showcasing Hendry's versatility as an artist. Show Notes:


EP 230: Joffy Top Tiger

Discover the story of Joffy Top Tiger, a rising powerhouse in the hip hop world. Learn about his origin story, collaborations, and innovative projects, and find out why he's becoming one of the most sought-after artists in the industry. Show Notes:


Comfort Crusade: The Evolution Continues

It's another exciting day on the podcast as we welcome back Comfort Crusade. With his signature blend of chilled hip hop, lo-fi, and Rhodes-filled house music, Comfort Crusade's unique sound has gained recognition worldwide, captivating audiences with its ability to transport them to far-off musical destinations. Don't miss out on what he has in store for us today - it's no surprise why Comfort Crusade has become a favorite among our listeners. Show Notes: Comfort Crusade: The Evolution Continues


Jahan Nostra Discusses the Making of His New EP "Violet Skies" and His Creative Process

In his latest project, Violet Skies: Volume I, Jahan Nostra combines modern content and concepts with a vintage, raw hip-hop sound. The eclectic collection of production and featured artists create a well-rounded project with no wasted space. Nostra's slick lyricism and thought-provoking content are elevated by powerful sonic backdrops, taking listeners on a journey through sound and feeling. The respect Nostra has for hip-hop culture is evident in every record he's dropped, and Violet Skies is no different. With 50 years of foundation setting the stage, Nostra showcases a keen understanding of the culture he's stayed so dedicated to. View Show Notes: New York Said


Museum of the City of New York presents New York Now: Home – A New Photography Triennial

Home. It’s where the heart is, where we feel safe and secure. And in New York City, home takes on a whole new meaning. The Museum of the City of New York is launching its new contemporary photography triennial, New York Now: Home, on March 10th. This inaugural exhibition explores the different ways in which we make homes in and around the five boroughs. Co-curated by Thea Quiray Tagle and Sean Corcoran, this event marks the beginning of the Museum’s centennial year programming. As the world center of photography, New York City has inspired generations of image-makers. And as the storyteller of the city, the Museum of the City of New York has collected and exhibited the best of this work for a century. With New York Now, they’ll continue this tradition, engaging with themes and issues relevant to New York and the experience of urban life. Lens-based work has a unique power to connect the artist, subject, and viewer in a way that’s unlike any other medium. Through this and future installations of New York Now, the Museum will showcase both established and emerging talents, reflecting a range of perspectives. ~~~ Opens March 10, 2023 Show Notes: New York Said


Breaking Barriers in Design: A Discussion with Paola Zamudio of npz studio+

Paola Zamudio is an award-winning interior designer and creative director based in New York, known for her innovative and unique approach to design that seamlessly blends art, culture, and functionality. She is the founder of npz studio+ and has worked on a variety of projects ranging from commercial spaces to residential homes, with clients that include Bell Works, Somerset Development, and Quantum Investments. Paola is passionate about sustainability and the use of meaningful objects, plants, materials, and colors in her designs, and is a strong advocate for tapping into all the senses to create truly immersive and engaging spaces. In this interview, we will delve deeper into her design philosophy, her creative process, and what inspires her to create spaces that spark joy and bring people together. Show Notes:


2022 Year End Wrap Up

Juan and Amon are back to pontificate, philosophize and reminisce on the year 2022 Show Notes:


Walking to Stay Sain

On a walk through Central Park, Stay Sain talks growing up in Philly, his experiences in West Africa and chess strategies. Show Notes:


Shantell Martin Shares how she Fused her Signature Lines with HOEK's Transformable Furniture

Artist Shantell Martin’s signature black and white lines have led her to exciting and very successful collaborations that highlight both her work and those of the brands she loves. In her newest collab - Shantell x HOEK - Shantell designed super fun pieces with her iconic pen, from coasters to coffee tables to wall art, to spread throughout any eco-conscious home. Show Notes:


Vikki Tobak Unlocks Her New Book, Ice Cold: A Hip-Hop Jewelry History

Vikki Tobak explores the intricate dialogue between culture, adornment, and identity in her latest book, Ice Cold: A Hip-Hop Jewelry History. Show Notes:


TTK is Educating and Inspiring the Next Generation of Black Creatives

TTK is educating and inspiring the next generation of black creatives with his new documentary film, JUST LIKE ME. Show Notes:


2022 Whitney Biennial talk with Art Critic, Ricky Amadour

Listen to a short but in-depth conversation with Artist and Art Critic, Ricky Amadour about the 2022 Whitney Biennial. Show Notes:


Larry and Sonia Wright Perform a Masterpiece in the Union Square Subway Station

Larry and Sonia Wright Perform a Masterpiece in the Union Square Subway Station Show Notes: