Pop Art Painter Bob Marangiu is our guest today. His Picasso-meets-Murakami works will make you smile, but there’s a lot more going on than meets the eye. Listen in as we talk at the street café just outside his studio about the role of painting in a social context, the importance of happiness, and yes, bob’s brilliant and possibly viable recipe for world peace.
How his career began with a show in Costa Smeralda
Breaking through that definition of ‘real artist’ and how he thought he’d be a showman or a singer rather than a visual artist (ed note: you’re also a wonderful showman Bob)
The joy of live painting, and how it’s more important meeting and showing people that if they have a dream they can achieve it. Rather than saying “Look how good I am, how nice my paintings are” he has a bigger dream
The importance of nature and trading off New York exhibits for Gauguin style time in nature
The upside of moving his studio back into his house
His current work, based on his vision of lush Sardinia
The consequences of messing with nature, dams and clearcutting in Sardinia
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