Bryan Fellenbaum – Printmaker Interview
Bryan Fellenbaum is a featured printmaker in our Second Annual Juried Show: Printmakers. Fellenbaum has two prints in this show, Crux shown on the left. Learn more about the artist from the following interview:
1. Do you have a nickname? If so, what is it?
2. Where did you grow up?
3. Who was/is your biggest influence for your art?
Rauschenberg’s “Bed”, Joseph Cornell’s boxes, Gregory Euclide’s “Bon Iver” series, and Diebenkorn’s “Ocean Park” series.
4. Who is your favorite artist and why?
Rauschenberg, for his use of materials both as subject and as medium.
5. What color best describes you and why?
Sunset Orange. It’s a vivid color, but not obnoxious to look at. I value the subtle and appreciate bold elements.
6. How would you describe your fashion style?
7. What was the first piece you created/sold?
I started drawing when I was in elementary school. While I sold some small things in high school, I would say my first legitimate sale was in college. It was a mixed media, landscape with abstract elements on a book cover.
8. What’s integral to the work of an artist?
Time, space, and patience.
9. What’s your favorite piece of artwork?
I remember studying “The Swing” by Fragonard in art history, and immediately was drawn to it. I like the work of the Rococo because of the glow the paintings have. This painting is one of my favorites because of it’s formal elements; the contrast of the verdant greens and white-rosy dress play so well on each other.
10. What is your dream project?
I would love to do a series of paintings based in my Locations series, across the country or the globe.
11. What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given as an artist?
If it matters, you’ll make the time for it. This carries over into so many life elements.