“Your art has to come from you, your faults, and your greatness. That’s how your work comes out. It comes out like you.”

— Vincent D’Onofrio

About Laurence Fuller

Laurence Fuller is a British-Australian actor, writer, and artist best known for his roles in films like “The Slaughter” and the HBO series Minx where he portrayed David Hockney. He’s also known for his active social media presence, particularly on Twitter, where he engages with the artistic community and shares his creative endeavors.

His heritage deeply influences Fuller’s artistic journey; his mother is a painter, and his father was an influential 20th-century art critic in England. His work often explores the themes of history and artistic legacy, especially the mid-20th-century London School painters.

About Vincent D’Onofrio

Vincent D’Onofrio is a renowned American actor, producer, and director. He gained prominence for his role as Private Leonard “Gomer Pyle” Lawrence in Full Metal Jacket and as Detective Robert Goren in Law & Order: Criminal Intent. He is also well-known for his roles in Jurassic World and Daredevil.

Besides his acting career, D’Onofrio has an artistic side, presenting his work on social media platforms like Twitter. His approach to creativity is eclectic and inclusive, drawing on a wide range of influences, and he is a keen advocate for a balanced perspective on the artistic life that values joy and experience as much as struggle and pain.

Episode Highlights

  • Vincent D’Onofrio views his artistic approach as more like a “sponge” than a scholar, absorbing experiences and influences without getting tied down by academic constraints.
  • Laurence Fuller was influenced by his father, an influential 20th-century art critic in England. Fuller used his father’s writings to write a screenplay about him and is particularly inspired by the mid-20th-century London School painters.
  • Fuller also talked about the changing dynamics of the art world with evolving technology and emphasized that with this new connectivity, anything is possible.
  • In terms of personal growth, D’Onofrio stressed the importance of sharing more, giving more, and accepting more, while Fuller encouraged listeners to pursue their dreams.
  • They both revealed their future collaborations, including a New York-themed exhibition for the Headcrash Hotel where they plan to present cinematic pieces, moving portraits that tell a story.

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The transcript of this episode can be found here. Watch the interview on YouTube.

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