Radio Juxtapoz, ep 125: Tim Conlon Knows Freight Train Graffiti
There are just certain artists who know their subject. For Tim Conlon, freight train graffiti is his muse, his subject, his love, his investigation. As a freight graffiti artist himself, Tim took that passion and understanding of the North American railroad system and turned into wonderfully constructed photoreal paintings of graff on trains as well as a series of train set works featuring graffiti pieces. His work is about not only a love of graffiti, but a story of movement, of communication and connection, friendship and the insight to a subculture of America that collect rail ephemera. It's a story of the industrial revolution, but also of the power of moving art.
On this episode of the Radio Juxtapoz podcast, Juxtapoz editor Evan Pricco speaks with Tim about his early days in Baltimore, how he got into painting the freights and the culture around painting trains. From taking part in a show at BEYOND THE STREETS in LA this past Fall, as well as big showcases at BTS in London and Shanghai earlier this year and working on Showtime's "Rolling Like Thunder" documentary on freight train graffiti with Roger Gastman, Tim's stories are part of the fabric of American art.
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The Radio Juxtapoz podcast is hosted by FIFTH WALL TV's Doug Gillen and Juxtapoz editor, Evan Pricco. Episode 125 was recorded in October 2023 in Los Angeles. Follow us on @radiojuxtapoz