Alix Bailey: Interview

Alix Bailey, Eleanore, 2015, 10 x 8 inches (courtesy of the artist)
Alix Bailey, Eleanore, 2015, 10 x 8 inches (courtesy of the artist)

John Mitchell interviews painter Alix Bailey. An exhibition of recent paintings by Bailey is on view at The Painting Center, New York, through February 24, 2018.

Bailey comments: "Right now I’m painting mostly larger longer-term paintings of the whole figure and I’m changing the way that I work. I’ve become increasingly interested in finding a balance between what is invented in response to direct observation and what is invented in response to relationships found on the canvas. I am less concerned now with the fleeting precarious nature of working directly from life – the improvisational nature of it. That aspect of painting still excites me but now it’s more of a stepping off point."