The Art Hunter Ep9 | Enza Benincasa | Magical and Dreamy Art | NOW LIVE

The Art Hunter Ep9 | Enza Benincasa | Magical and Dreamy Art | NOW LIVE

In this episode, Enza Benincasa explains to David what has influenced her work and the connection she has with indigenous art. She is a painter of large scale paintings of the urban and rural landscape and of abstract art and aims to convey visually, the thoughts, moods, sensory sensations and memories she feels from the space.

Enza Benincasa  

In the artists own words.“You take delight, not in a city’s seven or seventy wonders, but in the answers, it gives you to questions of yours.”  
My paintings explore my connection to psycho-geography defined by the Situationist art group 1957-1972. “Psycho-geography: The study of the specific effects of the geographical environment, consciously organised or not, on the emotions and behaviour on individuals.”  
Enza is mesmerized and inspired by this concept. As I walk through city streets, I perform a conscious walk and reflection through the urban space. It allows me to feel the past, the present as well as projecting thoughts of the future within the city.   I am aware of unspoken subtle energies that permeate from Historic and modern buildings, skyscrapers, architecture, city squares, open spaces, laneways; cranes and construction sites. I am taken in by the excitement and moods created by lights, traffic, festivals, protests, stores, coffee shops, libraries, churches and spiritual spaces. Sunlight, shadows, the sounds and smells and how people interact within these spaces.  
My working process is intuitive, exploratory and spontaneous. I have explored aspects and theories of interconnectedness and vulnerability and the weaknesses and strengths of this combination.  Source:  
Host: David Hunt 
Producers: David Hunt and Simon Barnett ( 
Director: Tim Barnett 
David Hunt explores the artist with an in-depth look into their background; where they came from, the type and work they do, their latest work and where they see the future.

About The Author

David Hunt

David Hunt is The Art Hunter and is dedicated to interviews with artists of various disciplines - from visual arts to theatre; from writers to actors; from gallery curators to dancers. His aim is to showcase all aspects of the arts, with up close and personal in-depth conversations. David Hunt’s love for the arts and his friendship with so many artists as a presenter/producer of a weekly arts program on JOY 94.9 - Sunday Arts Magazine, which has been running for over six years. David is always on the “Hunt” for new & emerging artists. He is very grateful that he has been given this opportunity to support the arts. David’s background over the past 30 years, was with international & local record companies, in senior management roles - publicity, promotions, marketing. With EMI, Virgin, BMG & MDS (an offshoot of Mushroom), plus his own PR/Marketing company. Looking after some of the biggest international & local names in the industry.

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