#65: Martin Wittfooth X Sergio Barrale - "Banding Together + Mind Expansion + Seeking Creative Freedom"

Martin Wittfooth was born in Toronto, Canada in 1981. He earned his MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City in 2008. Wittfooth's work has been exhibited in galleries and museums worldwide, with solo exhibitions in New York City, Los Angeles, Seattle, and Montreal. His paintings have also appeared in numerous publications, including cover features in New American Paintings, Hi-Fructose, and American Artist, to name a few. He has lectured at various art institutions, including Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto, and The Museum of American Illustration in New York City.

"The artist's task is to save the soul of mankind; and anything less is dithering while Rome burns. Because of the artists, who are self-selected for being able to journey into the Other. If the artists cannot find the way then the way cannot be found." Terence McKenna

"My mission is nothing short of that. New technologies in seeing the world, using old master techniques. Reinvent the world for the unimaginative." - Sergio Barrale

Topics Discussed In This Episode:

  • Being in control of yourself even if you're not in control of outside forces
  • Sergio's car exploding while driving cross country
  • Plant medicines
  • Letting go of materialistic possessions
  • The importance of family
  • Not letting bad situations dictate your happiness
  • Psychedelic experiences
  • Martin leaving NYC to live in Woodstock
  • Reflections on Martin's dog Luna
  • Lessening one's own ego
  • Being lost in a big city
  • How Sergio and Martin met each other
  • UFC
  • Martin explains his work
  • Terence McKenna