Beyond the Frame – Episode #16 Behrad Motekallem

This week, for the sixteenth episode in Propeller’s PODCAST series:  BEYOND THE FRAME, we hear from painter Behrad Motekallem.

BEYOND THE FRAME features one-on-one inspiring interviews with Propeller artists, taking you inside the artists’ process; allowing the listener to hear first hand, the intimate stories behind the art!

Episode #16 Behrad Motekallem

In this episode, Behrad Motekallem discusses his vividly rendered, evocative work.Imaginative interpretations of his perspective of the world, dance in oil on canvas. Latin music, the discipline of creating daily, and trusting one’s instincts, all play an important role.

Behrad is an Iranian-Canadian artist based in Montréal, Quebec. Born 1996 in Tehran his allegoric paintings are visually informed in equal parts by classical painting traditions and contemporary life.

“I’m of the opinion that everybody should have a studio! …Everybody should be making art!

No matter what… I can always paint and that gives me a sense of comfort…”

Behrad Motekallem

Behrad Motekallem BTF 2021

Many thanks to the following:

BEYOND THE FRAME is a result of an initiative by artist, Tracy Thomson, who joined our collective in 2021.  Professionally recorded at The Orange Lounge, and hosted by member, Doris Purchase, this new podcast series is a wonderful example of Propeller’s motto, “Artists Empowering Artists”! 

The BEYOND THE FRAME team includes:

  • Producer: Tracy Thomson
  • Host: Doris Purchase
  • Graphics & Animation: Phil Nguyen with artwork by Doris Purchase
  • Audio Engineer: Spencer Sunshine
  • SFX: Vlad Nikolic
  • Recording Studio: The Orange Lounge, Toronto
  • With support from Par Nair and Lisa Johnson

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