Studio Visits 21–30

Studio Visit 30

Episode 30 in an ongoing series inside the artist's NYC studio. Here Brian talks about misplaced priorities, containment and painting, and takes aim at people who say "I could do that".

Episode 29 in an ongoing series inside the artist's NYC studio. Here Brian discusses a painting's fixed view, his affection for hints, and Stanley Spencer.
Episode 28 in an ongoing series inside the studio of the American painter. Here Brian talks about the beauty and importance of interruptions, the glacially slow process of finding a voice, and blue.
Episode 27 in an ongoing series inside the NYC studio of painter Brian Rutenberg. Here Brian talks about pleasure, transitions, and his love of Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (1696-1770).
Episode 26 in an ongoing series inside the studio of the NYC painter. Here Brian discusses when he knew he was an artist, intuition and dog bites, and why he only feels like a painter when he's not painting.
Episode 25 in an ongoing series inside the artist's NYC studio. Here Brian talks about Augustus Vincent Tack, clarity of design, and Count Basie.
Episode 24 in an ongoing series inside the painter's NYC studio. Here Brian remembers Will Barnet, show a work in progress, and wonders what an artist is supposed to look like.
Episode 23 in an ongoing series inside the painter's NYC studio. Brian discusses his typical day and the comfort of routines, mixes a host color, and speaks about freedom.
Episode 22 in an ongoing series inside the painter's NYC studio. Here Brian discusses light in painting, the condition of blankness, and looks at two portraits by Marsden Hartley and Jules Bastien-Lepage.
Episode 21 in an ongoing series inside the painter's NYC studio. Here Brian discusses the role of pessimism in his work, looks at Vuillard and Spencer Gore, and shows two new paintings.