Linus Galleries, Fine Art Gallery
2014 Artist Interview Series
Linus Galleries, a Los Angeles contemporary art gallery, presents The Artist Interview Series. Our Linus artists are from all over the world and come from a variety of different practices and backgrounds. Read on to gain insight into the creative process and personality of our featured artist. This week we feature artist Paul Glen who recently exhibited several of his stunning pattern/decorative pieces for our Traditions exhibition.
1) Please tell us your name, artistic practice of choice, and location in the world.
My name is Paul Evan Glenn, I’m a painter currently residing in San Francisco.
2) Are you self taught or did you formally study art?
I studied at Brandeis University for my undergraduate degree in painting and received my MFA from Rhode Island School of Design.
3) What did everyone else think you would be when you grew up?
Probably something in the healthcare industry.
4) What subject matter appears most in your artwork? What do you love about that subject? What do you dislike?
Geometric Patterns and markings taken from religious textiles, objects or texts. It is a never ending resource for painting and drawing. I love it all. My artwork is based on the structure of ritual. Ritual requires pattern and faith. My daily exercise of mark making is a practice of my own personal prayers. This process is a ritual that reminds me of living in the present. Living in the present moment brings great power and joy rather than fearing the future or regretting the past.
Yes. I stopped painting for 8 years while working as a real estate broker in New York. It was very hard to paint and be a broker at the same time. Thank God being a painter won.
6) Which artist living or dead would you want to have drink with? What would the drink be?
Bridget Riley. Tea.
7) Where would you like to travel?
I love European museums. The National Gallery in London is my all time favorite. But the Van Gogh museum is a really close second.
8) How do you unwind?
Some form of music usually can calm my mind.
9) And finally, what have you created in your life, visual arts aside, that you are most proud of ?
I can make an amazing chocolate cake.
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