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S02E60: Pull Up A Chair with Painter & Printmaker Yahel Yan

The Chrises are joined by Chair Collector and Artist Yahel Yan. The Super Mom discusses her journey from childhood doodling in Mexico City to professional painting in San Diego. Yahel opens up about why she got into painting chairs, how they represent people, and how they have an energy all of their own. The Hopeless Romantic showcases some of her heart art and talks in depth about her new “Icons” collection featuring her iconic chairs and urban icons. Before departing, Yahel reveals her quarantine hobby of cooking gourmet meals under 45 minutes and shares her secret crispy rice recipe with The Hungry Chrises.

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S02E42: Paint With Words featuring Art Royalty, Justyna Kisielewicz

The Chrises are graced with the presence and essence of The Princess of Pop Culture, Justyna Kisielewicz. Poland’s favourite daughter details her journey from having her artwork stolen to eventually being featured on the cover of Polish Magazine, Wprost. While always feeling like she was mentally born and raised in the United States, Justyna talks about how through hard work and the power of Instagram, she was able to make her dreams come true. Now living in California as a painter and looking like Dylan McKay with her glasses, Justyna has her sights on fulfilling her next big ambition—being featured next to David Hockney. Always striving to elevate her artwork, Justyna is currently creating a unique experience with her detailed frames and mobile artworks at Andra Norris Gallery Through her use of bright colors (particularly pink) and balloons, the Art Aristocrat addresses the fragility of life. Forever the realist, Justyna departs with a wise and hopeful message: the bad days will pass, stay positive, reach out to those who are supportive, and stay away from the haters.

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