Interview with Erik Bennion
In this week’s podcast, Erik Bennion joins me to talk about a variety of topics relating to the art world. Erik has spent the past 25 or so years working in the fine-art gallery sector, artist, and art collector. Erik and I were having a conversation about art and working artist. At some point in the conversation, it occurred to me to record the conversation. We pick up the conversation
midway through our discussion at a point where we are talking about the challenges of collecting art when money was tight in 2008. We continue to talk about collecting work, having artists as friends in building your community as well as how to go about approaching a gallery to show your work. Erik offers a number of unique and interesting insights into what it means to have a creative life and immersing yourself into a creative space.
Erik’s work is a variety of mediums and subjects. His heart lies in nature with an emphasis on water and trees. Currently, he is working on some larger scale pieces that evoke a sense of calm and wonder as you figure out if you are staring at air or water.