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Paul Behnke: Studio Visit

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Christopher Joy and Zachary Keeting visit the studio of painter Paul Behnke.

Asked about the pleasure inherent in the experience of pure color, Behnke comments: "I think of my color as more anxiety… color can serve as a segue into the work… the color makes them more accessible… an then … when things settle down and you spend more time with the piece it starts to be a little grating." Expressing a preference for more traditional picture space versus an all-over approach to abstraction, Behnke notes: "I don't like a lot of chaos … I want there to be important forms and then lesser forms, important colors and lesser colors. I want there to be that hierarchy in the imagery."

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