The Truth In This Art Podcast - Insights for Artists, Creatives, and Cultural Leaders

Exploring Art, Community & Creativity with Bryan Robinson
S8:E17

Exploring Art, Community & Creativity with Bryan Robinson

Engage your mind with 'The Truth in This Art' podcast, where host Rob Lee guides the way on an enthralling discussion with Bryan Robinson, a versatile media artist, and educator who hails from Baltimore, Maryland. Bryan's creative journey blends film, animation, and Business Marketing, resulting in a distinctive artistry enriched by his unique "Random" approach. His captivating canvas narratives draw inspiration from legends like Emory Douglas, Jean Michel Basquiat, and Keith Haring, reminiscent of the Mona Lisa and 80's cartoons. Operating under the mantra "Create Everyday," Bryan boasts over 200 original illustrations, wearable character-based garments, and dynamic animated projects. As the force behind The Black Genius Art Show and Genius Guice Studios, he champions community collaborations, education, and wearable art. Discover how Bryan's captivating art transcends gallery walls, embodying a vibrant cultural exchange and a celebration of creativity in all its forms.

In the following discussion:

  • Explore how Brian's early creative inclinations with Legos, sketching, and videography laid the foundation for his artistic journey.
  • Delve into the genesis of The Black Genius Art Show, uncovering how Brian's desire to resonate with people led to a multidimensional celebration of black genius.
  • Examine Brian's artistic process, driven by music, human connection, and spontaneity, revealing the organic flow of ideas and inspiration.
  • Discuss the pivotal moment of opening a brick-and-mortar gallery, unraveling how this physical space transformed into a vibrant epicenter for artistic expression and community engagement.

Bryan shares his early experiences with creativity, including playing with Legos and sketching as a child. He discusses how he found his voice as an artist through underground hip-hop and poetry, and how he began documenting artists and events with a video camera. Bryan also talks about the birth of the Black Genius Art Show and his journey as a creative entrepreneur, including the challenges and successes of opening a brick-and-mortar gallery. Throughout the conversation, Bryan emphasizes the importance of staying true to oneself as an artist and finding inspiration in the connections with others.


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This program is supported in part by a grant from the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation.

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Original music by Daniel Alexis Music with additional music from Chipzard.

Episode illustration by Alley Kid Art.

About "The Truth In This Art"

Hosted by Rob Lee, "The Truth In This Art" podcast dives into the heart of creativity and its influence on the community. This arts and culture podcast from Baltimore highlights artists discussing their ideas, sharing insights, and telling impactful stories. Through these artist interviews, listeners gain a deeper understanding of the creative economy and artistic life in Baltimore. 

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Creators and Guests

Rob Lee
Host
Rob Lee
The Truth In This Art is an interview series featuring artists, entrepreneurs and tastemakers in & around Baltimore.
Bryan Robinson
Guest
Bryan Robinson
an educator and multifaceted media artist born, raised and superhero'd in Baltimore Maryland