Daniel is an art blogger, art critic, and the creator of The Daniel Rolnik Gallery, a brick and mortar store that showcases original art and prints collected from his adventures across the United States of America. On his road trips, Daniel discovers unique works of art that he brings back to his ever-evolving gallery.
In this episode, Daniel discusses:
-How and why he started the The Daniel Rolnik Gallery.
-How he found the courage to start the gallery instead of thinking about it for too long.
-How both creative and non-creative people spend too much time thinking about what can go right and what can go wrong, when what they should be doing is just diving in and trying.
-How falling down doesn’t actually hurt as bad as you might imagine, just like when you were riding a bike.
-The musician Charles Bradley, who got discovered when he was 62.
-The story of how he first found a love for art and saw what it was truly capable of.
-How he makes everything in the gallery portable so that he can rearrange it every single day to make it a fresh experience.
-How he is on the road every Sunday and Monday to find new things for the gallery.
-His advice for artists who have never sold a piece of art, or haven’t even considered it.
-The idea of pricing low to get the ball rolling.
-Some of his favorite artists to show, including Alden Marin and John Kilduff, with his cardboard pinball machine.
-The idea behind Record Club and how it can bring a sense of community to the artists that come for it.
-Details about The Jew and the Lotus Podcast that he does with his friend, Eric Nakamura.
-The idea of destroying the ego, as suggested by his friend, Turtle Wayne.
-The importance of patience if you are trying to sell a piece of art and how it takes the right person at the right time.
-How artists sometimes forget that you don’t need to get the most expensive materials and equipment… you just need to create.
-How his father is one of his greatest inspirations because he never complains, but instead just gets done what needs to get done.
Daniel’s Final Push will inspire you to realize that you are EPIC and can do anything you want!
“I wanted to make art affordable and accessible to everyone. I wanted it to be easy and fun when you go in and not cold like the White-Wallians keep it with their white walls and cold vibe. I wanted to make the complete opposite.”
“Art and creativity is the greatest thing in the world and I want to be able to get to as many people as possible. It’s the way to disrupt your culture. It’s the way to make a space yours. It’s a way to showcase your own personality.”
“The more you do it, and the more you love to do it, you’ll develop a style and be able to share your passion with others in a was you’re not conscious of.”
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