Andrea Belag: Interview

Andrea Belag, Captain Bly, oil on linen, 56 x 48 inches, 2014 (courtesy of the a
Andrea Belag, Captain Bly, oil on linen, 56 x 48 inches, 2014 (courtesy of the artist)

Will Corwin interviews painter Andrea Belag.

Belag comments: "I use brushes, rags, knives, and I do walk around the painting in order to have a continuous stroke... I think that gesture is somewhat misunderstood and I don't think it's what my work is about. Although it is a way of getting yourself into the painting. Is a gesture walking around, or is a gesture what my arm is doing? What meaning does that have? It's all about - you've got this paint and you've got this surface and how do you get it on there? (that's what Frank Stella said)  - and keep the color fresh and doing what color wants to do, which is sit in space."