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Saturday, May 30, 2015

Artist Interview: Martina Nehrling

Words of the day: optimism. audible. flying. direct. whale.

Martina Nehrling, painter based in Chicago, joins ahtcast to talk process, scale of the work, and how some pieces require a lot of "think time." Martina Nehrling also shares her reasons for wanting to have had the chance to speak with a special list of artists who's work means a lot to her and her being an artist. Please tune in as I also share my thoughts on the work, as well as which musical act I feel would make an appropriate soundtrack to some of Nehrling's paintings. Listen below for more! 

Blue Sketch No. 4, 58H x 107L in., acrylic on Aquabee paper, 2015

The Man Operating the Tilt-a-whirl was in Love With Rose, 28H x 36L in., acrylic on canvas, 2012

Thin Slicing, 20H x 16L in., acrylic on Montval paper, 2014

 Liquefaction, 50H x 72L in., acrylic on canvas, 2011

Yarning, 40H x 63L in., acrylic on canvas, 2015

Audio interview with the artist:

The artist's website: Martina Nehrling

Artists etc. mentioned in the conversation:

Claude Monet
Mark Rothko
The Sea and Cake song: The Leaf from the album OUI
Piet Mondrian
Giorgio Morandi
Philip Guston
Henri Matisse
Eva Hesse
Cy Twombly
Wassily Kandinsky
Agnes Martin
Frank Stella
Jim Hodges

Jim Hodges, Into Life, 2001, Silk, cotton, polyester and thread, dimensions variable
The above piece is mentioned by Martina Nehrling in the conversation

The above is a video (43 seconds) I put together, using process pics provided by Nehrling, that shows some of the life of the painting "Big Blue and Orange Sketch."


In the beginning of the episode you will hear a promo for this great podcast called: Tell Me About Your Song.
TMAYS, hosted by Jacob Haller, is podcast that asks musicians to share their thoughts and process about a certain song they wrote. So if you like music and stories that inspire it, check out Tell Me About Your Song! Thanks.

(Original ahtcast intro song by David T Miller and Phillip J. Mellen)

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