Brent Hallard interviews painter Michael Brennan about the development of his work.
Brennan remarks: "I think a lot about my painting as (an) object, and the size best suited to the natural mark of the knife I use. I'm not interested in projecting to scale up, like Kline, Still, or Motherwell. I don't want to work with a giant tool like Richter or James Nares... Most viewers these days are 'platform agnostic' meaning they are comfortable say watching Lawrence of Arabia on a hand-held device. I am interested in that kind of face-to-face engagement, I believe it holds people’s attention longer. I’m thinking more about the scale of hands and faces rather that bodies per se."