Studio Visits 31–40

Studio Visit 40

Episode 40 in an ongoing series from inside Brian Rutenberg's Manhattan studio. Here Brian talks about the role of humidity in his work, seeing versus the representation of seeing, and the value of playing.

Episode 39 in an ongoing series inside Brian Rutenberg's NYC studio. Here Brian gives a tour of his studio and neighborhood, talks about shadows, and defines what success means to him.
Episode 38 in an ongoing series inside Brian's NYC studio and beyond. Join Brian on location in Ireland and look at the Irish landscape in the context of his 1998 Fulbright Grant. Brian also speaks about Francis Bacon and reveals how childhood warts were cured in South Carolina.
Episode 37 in an ongoing series inside Brian Rutenberg's NYC studio. Here Brian talks about drying times of mediums, expresses his winter fatigue, recalls a farmer on a country road in South Carolina, and compares painting to pushing a trashcan across a parking lot.
Episode 36 in an ongoing series inside Brian Rutenberg's NYC studio. Here Brian expresses his appreciation for manual labor, mixes color, and shows the redemption of a failed painting.
Episode 35 in an ongoing series from Brian's NYC studio. Here he leads us on a walk to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, discusses working across the image, and talks about his big break.
Episode 34 in an ongoing series inside the painter's NYC studio. Here Brian does some translating, talks about absence, and wonders what he is representing in his paintings?
Episode 33 in an ongoing series inside the artist's NYC studio. Here Brian talks about freedom and beauty, impasto, and plays some of his original heavy metal from 25 years ago.
Episode 32 in an ongoing series inside the painter's NYC studio. Here Brian talks about what it cost him to be a painter and looks at Raphaelle Peale and Bill Traylor for their command of stillness.
Episode 31 in an ongoing series inside the NYC studio of Brian Rutenberg. Here Brian talks about being a wierdo and his love of rules.