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.
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: http://www.enzabenincasa.com.au
Host: David Hunt
Producers: David Hunt and Simon Barnett (https://etainment.com.au/)
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.