Authentic Obsessions

Frank Korb - Planning & Preparing Materials

Episode Summary

Patient, purposeful and persistent, high school arts educator and abstract painter Frank Korb is fascinated with building frames, stretching canvases, and preparing his materials. Frank focuses on the formal elements and principles of art and the push and pull of relationships. Frank starts each work by laying down bible pages to add texture and text. Frank is in his studio every day, often spending only 45 minutes each session, but his persistence pays off!

Episode Notes


1. Keep working, keep moving forward and eventually it all gets done. 

2. “The only rule is work.” Sister Mary Corita Kent

3. “Inspiration is for amateurs.” Chuck Close

Mentioned in this episode

Frank Korb

Frank Korb on Instagram

Frank Korb on Facebook

Frank Korb on YouTube

A Brush With podcast 

The Modern Art Note Podcast

Robert Rauschenberg

Sister Mary Corita Kent's Rules of the Studio

Chuck Close

Jasper Johns and the Savarin coffee can