A catalog of artist interviews with a focus on providing a platform for visual artists to share their work and provide an in-depth look into their studio practice.
This week Tucker Love joins the podcast to talk about his recent paintings that are based on observations of his daily surroundings. In the interview he talks about the process of layering, scraping, and reworking his paintings to capture light and color as they shift throughout the day.
This week Todd Jones joins the podcast to talk about his recent work that explores ideas of consumer and material waste through discarded paint. His studio practice utilizes a variety of materials and processes to crate painting, sculpture, and installation based work.
This week Doug Reina joins the podcast to talk about his artist journey, which began transitioned from cartoons towards plein air painting, figures, and his most recent series of studio work.
Jonathan Virginia Green
This week Jonathan Virginia Green joins the podcast to discuss his recent paintings that combine a variety of materials to “explore mechanisms of desire, pleasure, and transformation that are oriented within his experience as a queer transgender male”.
This week Hannah Lindo joins the podcast to discuss her studio practice and recent abstract paintings that explore ideas of growth & decay in flesh-like landscapes reminiscent of the human body.
Eva Gabriella Flynn
Studio Break is a podcast and blog that features a variety of Contemporary Artists discussing their artwork and studio practice with host David Linneweh. The in-depth nature of a podcast really allows artists to express their ideas freely and interviews are candid and easy for anyone to understand.
This is my favorite art-related podcast
I first discovered Studio Break a couple years back, when I’d returned to college for art and was spending long weekend hours in the studio drawing still lives with charcoal. It had a large backlog of episodes to fill that time, and it featured artists talking about art…what could be better when you’re having to determine how to draw a flat piece of paper in perspective?
The best thing about this podcast is that host David Linneweh does not come to the mic with an agenda. He is not flogging a related magazine and video course, encouraging boomers with too much disposable income to experience “the new golf.” He is not pushing a style of art or privileging the atelier life over the academic. His guests don’t all just happen to give lessons via the same website. He is not trying to convince you to buy into crypto.
What Mr. Linneweh does each episode is to hold a conversation with a working artist, exploring their interests, ideas and techniques, then relating them to the art they are producing now. It is refreshingly unpretentious and animated conversation, honest conversation, the kind of talk that illuminates so much because the connections made are so organic.
As said, there is no privileging of style here. Studio Break doesn’t concentrate just on abstract artists, or figurative artists, or illustrators, or sculptors…the show has hosted people from all these modes of practice and more. An interview with a photorealistic painter might be followed by someone who makes abstract sculpture from scrapped paper plates they find in a particular alley every morning. The variety of perspectives is refreshing and always gives me fuel for thought about my own practice.
To top it off, Mr Linneweh also sponsors annual competitions for student and professional artists, and features the winners and finalists in their own episodes. Especially for giving students a venue to express their ideas, the podcast deserves high praise.
Oh, and the host is also in a way cool ‘90s indie-sounding band, which just warms the nostalgic cockles of my heart.
Some of the early episodes are a bit rough around the edges, but worth hearing for the voices and to chart the growth of the host’s interview chops over time. In this way, the podcast is a neat metaphor for consistent studio practice. I’ve rambled way too long, and gushed way too much.
So: Subscribe. Listen. You won’t regret it.
Studio break brings the best in the reality of all the artists. Davids voice is easy to follow during the podcast and pleasant to hear all the artist take aways.
Love getting to go on studio visits places I would never otherwise get to go.