Over the course of a long career, Jones has developed a rich visual language and applied his rigorous, abstract process to a wide range of interests from Dogon carvings to political injustice.
Michael Rutherford interviews painter Osamu Kobayashi. Kobayashi notes that "Paint became my medium of choice for a couple of reasons… It never seemed 'dead' to me. I also liked paint's unpredictability. When approaching my work, I usually have an intention in mind, but often, what I have in mind is different than what actually happens […]
The new exhibition Re-Generation “traces the regeneration of thought in painting and art education.”
Valerie Brennan interviews painter Peter Shear about his work and process. Shear remarks that “Sometimes images are allowed to evolve organically but more often I’ll paint everything out that isn’t working. The discarded image is still there; the memory is still there influencing the painting but it informs indirectly… It’s become increasingly important to leave […]
Michael Rutherford interviews painter Jered Sprecher. About his painting process Sprecher notes: "The paintings are not planned out; in effect I am constantly introducing contingencies to each work. Limits and unexpected occurrences are barriers to be embraced, challenged, and creatively addressed. If I look at the logic that resides in a particular painting or work […]
Michael Rutherford interviews Los Angeles-based painter Michael Dopp about his work and studio process. Dopp notes: "I usually spend some of my time working on something that is very deliberate and planned out, while also having works in the studio which are filled with accidents and incidentals. And somehow, maybe just through an imagined osmosis […]
“My paintings start from observation. I use seeing as a way to structure my painting. I can always go back to observation in my work if the paintings aren’t working.”
Painter Valerie Brennan has posted an interview with me about my work on her blog Studio Critical. Her questions (asked of each painter she interviews) illuminate the day to day practice of being an artist including studio views and works in progress. You can read the interview on Studio Critical.