In Conversation with Bryant Small
Bryant Small is on the first two episodes of the series. We talk about alcohol ink (it’s very unruly), growing up an artist in Washington D.C., and running art like a business. We visited him in his studio. There’s music in the background and an occasional bump in the mix, but it’s all good vibes.
Being in a room with him is invigorating. His energy is exuberant. The conversation bubbles with a side-splitting cackle. And while he’s aware of this gift to pull people in (he calls it razzle-dazzle), the man wears it like a blessing. And to top it off, his paintings are a lavish feast for the eyes.
Ioana Friedman is an art director and Editor in Chief at The Daring. She’s led digital creative at Estée Lauder Companies and e.l.f. Beauty and has served in a creative capacity at Magnum Photos and powerHouse Books.