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Meet Idiot Box Art

Today we’d like to introduce you to Idiot Box Art.

Idiot Box Art, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
We started with purchasing forgotten landscape paintings at local thrift stores. We would take those paintings, add interactive cartoon icons to them, and sell them flea markets. As we grew as artists, we started experimenting with other ways to stand out. Through trial and error and some luck, we discovered the craft of wood cutting. It has really hit with our clients, and we’ve been using this technique ever since.

We’ve recently been blessed with opportunities to show at larger art conventions- last year was Miami Art Basel, and this year we are super excited to be showing for the first time at DesignerCon.

Has it been a smooth road?
Aside from the common struggles like running out of space and transportation issues (lugging around wood is no easy task) we struggled with finding our place in the art world.

Although we experienced some gallery success in the high-end art market, we had a tough time trying to get galleries to pick us up on a permanent basis. They hadn’t really seen what we were doing before, so the trust just really wasn’t there. We found meeting clients on our own through social media and group shows to be the best solution.

Although we’ve succeeded in making this a full-time career, we still face new challenges as we grow.

We’d love to hear more about what you do.
We are Idiot Box Art, and we create artworks with acrylic and resin on wood. We describe our art as “new age” contemporary art, and we are known for interactive large and small-scale pop culture wood cutouts. As a company, we are proud to be able to create and sell works that most would find odd, to enthusiastic returning clients. Our ability to innovate and adapt sets us apart from others.

Where do you see your industry going over the next 5-10 years?  Any big shifts, changes, trends, etc?
Social media has made things so competitive, that in the next 5-10 years we predict artist will become more than just good at their craft but good marketing and running a business as well.

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