Speaker(s): Matt Bahen, Steve Driscoll
Understanding the Artist’s Process
Discover the inner workings of the Toronto art community on this behind-the-scenes tour of Steve Driscoll’s west-end studio.
Join Steve Driscoll and local painter Matt Bahen in their working environment to learn more about their creative processes.
This discussion is part of the Know Your Options Series.
This studio tour and discussion took place live at Driscoll Studio in Toronto.
Matt Bahen’s work explores the delicate balance between forces of loss and renewal. Bahen takes inspiration from both his native landscape of rural Ontario as well as literature, particularly the writings of Cormac McCarthy. In all of Bahen’s paintings, there is an arresting tension created by the absence of human figures while still alluding to their presence. This void forms a...
I want to evoke that feeling of the wind blowing against you, of being excited, exalted in the presence of natural power.
Although the scene is imagined that resulting emotion of being confronted by a mounting storm, a change in light, something so much larger than oneself, that is something I am drawing from experience and am looking to recreate in this work.
Process in my work...