Brian Rego: Interview

Brian Rego, The Bell Tower, Heathwood Hall, 2016, oil on canvas, 16 x 20 inches (courtesy of the artist)
Brian Rego, The Bell Tower, Heathwood Hall, 2016, oil on canvas, 16 x 20 inches (courtesy of the artist)

Greg Burak interviews painter Brian Rego.

Rego remarks: "When I paint outdoors I find everything happening at once, so I respond to what I see with a sense of urgency and I try not to think too much about it. I look for larger spatial constructs as a way to enter the painting. I do not allow myself to know how to paint something beforehand, but I learn to do it in the moment as I paint it... It is important to me that I am present and open to the subject. If I am too much in my head, or have concerns about other responsibilities and pressures in my life, even about painting, I can’t paint. So I work at looking. I am not trying to discover anything specific about the subject, but to become immersed by the magnitude of what is around me."

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