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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Artist Interview: Paul Behnke

Paul Behnke - "[Painting is about]... a slow experience between the actual piece of art and the viewer." Listen in as, New York based Artist, Paul Behnke details some of his process and ideas, the importance of Art History and his interests in the "spontaneous act" of painting. Listen below!

 Black Air, 2012, acrylic on canvas, 40 x 38 in.

 Floating Firmament, 2012, acrylic on canvas, 38 x 40 in.

 Di Prima's Trophy, 2012, acrylic on canvas, 40 x 38 in.

 Gog and Magog #2, 2012, acrylic on canvas, 40 x 38 in.

 Sword is Yrself, 2012, acrylic on canvas, 18 x 17 in.

 Paul Behnke in his Bushwick studio.
photo credit: Alice Zavadil Wiggins

Artist's website: Paul Behnke

Artist's blog: Structure and Imagery

Audio interview with the artist:

Artists etc. mentioned in the conversation:

Chris Martin
Jackson Pollock
Kevin Finklea
Gorky's Granddaughter (Studio Visits)
Albert Irvin
Basil Beattie
Gillian Ayres
Thornton Willis
Hans Hofmann
Bob Thompson
Tatiana Berg
Julie Torres
Sharon Butler
Dale McNeil
Brian Edmonds (Curating Contemporary)
Larry Lee Webb
Phillip Guston  
Clyfford Still
Marc Chagall
Lucian Freud
Frank Auerbach

(podcast intro/outro music by Ani DiFranco and Utah Phillips)


  1. Thanks for this nice window into Paul Behnke's work! Great interview.

    1. Many thanks to Paul Behnke. Also thank you, Lynette, for listening!