What's Your Deal?

What’s really going on in the minds and lives of our communities most prolific artist? “What’s Your Deal” provides the interviews you crave with the artist at the heart of our creative communities.

Prism Bitch - Pyragraph

What’s Your Deal, Prism Bitch?

Pyragraph Staff

Our advice for aspiring musicians and artists: 1) Trust your instincts and find a project where you can put some of that trust in the people you play with. It’s like magic. 2) Hold yourself and your collaborators to the “Don’t be a Dick” Golden Rule. 3) Surround yourself with kind people who inspire you.

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TV Heads - Pyragraph

What’s Your Deal, TV Heads?

Pyragraph Staff

Sean: “I really love ambient and post-classical music, and I listen to a ton of A Winged Victory for the Sullen, Stars of the Lid and things like that. I was able to see synth pioneer Suzanne Ciani a few months ago and it was mindblowing.”

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Karsten Creightney,_4th of July Picnic - Pyragraph

What’s Your Deal, Karsten Creightney?

Pyragraph Staff

Trial and error is important. Re-contextualizing pieces of pictures into alternate realities can be a struggle. Scraps are, on some level, always scraps. I integrate them into the painting, yet something remains of their past lives. They speak of other pictures than mine.

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Iska Dhaaf - Pyragraph

What’s Your Deal, Iska Dhaaf?

Pyragraph Staff

Try to find something real and honest within yourself and share that. Don’t be what you think people want you to be. Be prepared and rehearsed but don’t use the pre-packaged obvious stage antics. That shit is tired.

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Mark Beck, painter - Pyragraph

What’s Your Deal, Mark Beck?

Clarke Condé

Mark Beck is an American painter whose work draws from the landscapes of this country and echoes in the tradition established by the great nineteenth century Hudson River School. I sat down with Mark to talk about painting and the changing economics of being a painter in America.

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