Robert Berlind: Interview

Robert Berlind, Rice Paddy #5, 2012, 28 x 32 inches, oil on board (courtesy of L
Robert Berlind, Rice Paddy #5, 2012, 28 x 32 inches, oil on board (courtesy of Lennon, Weinberg, Inc)

Robert Kushner interviews painter Robert Berlind who passed away December 17, 2015.

Berlind comments: "Delacroix said that art goes from soul to soul. This counters the notion of the importance of language and semiotics, that something leaped across all of that and there’s a real deep occurrence. I’m interested in the phenomenology of looking at art: what happens when we’re really affected, in time, in space, in our psyches, in our unconscious, what is it that’s really happening ... I insist that painting is a time-based medium. And looking at it is a time-based endeavor. Whatever you get all at once, that’s part of it. But what you get after years of looking is even more.