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Interviews

Susannah Phillips: Interview
Painting Perceptions

Larry Groff interviews painter Susannah Phillips. Phillips comments: “The important thing for me, whatever the source of the colour, be it observed or invented, it should work in the painting as a whole. I might drop the real colour of the object in favour of something I want instead; so, for example, a cloth that […]

Cary Smith: Interview
Sound & Vision Podcast

Brian Alfred talks to painter Cary Smith at Smith’s recent exhibition New Paintings and Drawings at Fredricks & Freiser, New York.

Emily Berger: Interview
Two Coats of Paint

Sharon Butler interviews painter Emily Berger on the occasion of the recent exhibition Emily Berger: Rhythm and Light at Walter Wickiser, New York, and Emily Berger: New Paintings at Norte Maar, Brooklyn (through November 19). Berger comments: “From my earliest complete and semi-presentable paintings I’ve been a grid painter. I like the structure and the […]

Alex Katz: Interview
Studio International

Anna McNay interviews painter Alex Katz whose work is on view at Timothy Taylor Gallery, London through November 18, 2017. Katz remarks: “Everything is moving. There’s no reality, it’s moving. Reality is subject to fashion and so you get something where there’s no past tense, there’s no future tense, there’s only now. And I want […]

Anoka Faruqee and Michelle Grabner
Bomb Magazine

Anoka Faruqee and Michelle Grabner discuss common ground in their work and their experience as art educators. Grabner remarks that “… indexing by way of crude stenciling has always been a way for me to achieve that sweet spot between abstraction and representation—to have something handmade without showing the hand.” Faruqee observers: “I find myself […]

Aubrey Levinthal @ Nancy Margolis Gallery
Gorky's Granddaughter

Zachary Keeting and Christopher Joy interview painter Aubrey Levinthal at her exhibition at Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, on view through October 14, 2017. Levinthal remarks: “I like paintings … that when you look at first, it’s inviting, it feels good to look … but then there’s something to hold you into the painting … […]

Wayne Thiebaud: Interview
Apollo Magazine

Martin Gayford interviews painter Wayne Thiebaud on the occasion of Thiebaud’s recent exhibiton at White Cube, London. Thiebaud remarks: “‘I’d been working in food, washing dishes. That was my environment. I remember seeing pies laid out, processed food that I’d worked on, so I started painting these triangles and turning them into pies. I thought, […]

Jennifer Packer: Interview
artcritical

Lee Ann Norman interviews painter Jennifer Packer whose show Tenderheaded is on view at the Renaissance Society, University of Chicago through November 5, 2017. Packer comments: “I’ve been interested for a long time in how I present or protect humans in the work. It’s not figures, not bodies, but humans I am painting. I want […]

Catherine Haggarty: Interview
Sound & Vision Podcast

Brian Alfred visits the studio of painter Catherine Haggarty. Haggarty discusses her recent paintings which were informed by a residency in France where  “there were … reoccurring forms and bridges and arches, and the observation that came from that time.” She also remarks: “I’ve been thinking a lot about atmosphere… a haze or a mist which might […]

Judith Linhares: Studio Visit
Gorky's Granddaughter

Christopher Joy and Zachary Keeting visit the studio of painter Judith Linhares. Linhares remarks: “I think of myself as a populist and I love the idea of communicating with a lot of people through images… I am interested in the figures … representing more than a portrait … something that stands for a group.”

Clintel Steed: Interview
artcritical

David Cohen interviews painter Clintel Steed. Steed remarks: “I think as an image-maker I am always searching for an image that will be challenging that will have some of the elements that I find exciting in painting… That is the thing that is magic about the visual world, when you pay attention to things, that […]

Guy Goodwin: Interview
Brooklyn Rail

Phong Bui interviews painter Guy Goodwin whose exhibition Grotto Relief was recently on view at Brennan & Griffin, New York. Goodwin remarks: “The relationship I’ve developed with my color, which takes a day or two to dry, is the biggest step I’ve taken in my life as an artist. The miraculous thing is that when […]

Mario Naves: Interview
Savvy Painter Podcast

Antrese Wood interviews painter and writer Mario Naves.

Lauren Luloff: Interview
Hamptons Art Hub

Pat Rogers interviews Lauren Luloff on the occasion of Luloff’s exhibition Sun Drawn at Halsey Mckay Gallery, East Hampton, NY, on view through July 24, 2017. Rogers’ introduction notes: “Created from bedsheets that are ripped into sections, painted and suspended, [Luloff’s] new works are inspired by landscapes, nature and natural forms found in the Brooklyn […]

Brian Rego: Interview
CMD-ZINE

Greg Burak interviews painter Brian Rego. Rego remarks: “When I paint outdoors I find everything happening at once, so I respond to what I see with a sense of urgency and I try not to think too much about it. I look for larger spatial constructs as a way to enter the painting. I do not […]

Emily Cheng: Interview
Hyperallergic

Jennifer Samet interviews painter Emily Cheng. Cheng remarks: “A lot of what I’m painting doesn’t exist in the visible world. So, to capture its enormity and its suggestive power, you have to be able to go into your imagination, which is not always cooperative. You pull out what you can from it. I want to […]

Jenny Dubnau: Interview
Magic Praxis

Clarity Haynes and Kate Hawes interview painter Jenny Dubnau. Dubnau comments: “one of the most interesting aspects of portraiture is the idea … if you’re painting a particular person who lives at a particular time… you’re painting their visage but you’re really also painting the zeitgeist of the times which is inscribed upon their faces and […]

Markus Lüpertz: Interview
Artnet News

Henri Neuendorf interviews painter Markus Lüpertz, whose work is on view at Michael Werner Gallery, New York through July 7, 2017. Two concurrent retrospectives of Lüpertz’s work are on view in Washington D.C.: Markus Lüpertz: Threads of History at the Hirshhorn Museum (through September 10) and Markus Lüpertz at the Phillips Collection (through September 3). […]

Lani Irwin: Embracing the Unknown
Savvy Painter Podcast

Antrese Wood interviews painter Lani Irwin. Irwin makes an interesting connection between painting and dreams: “I like the undercurrents and the overcurrents [of symbolism in painting] … I like to have the objects in the paintings have more that’s there even though I don’t necessarily understand what it is. It’s like a dream … as you start to tell […]

Peter Dreher: Interview
Studio International

Angeria Rigamonti di Cutò interviews painter Peter Dreher on the occasion of his exhibition Day by Day, Good Day at Mayor Gallery, London, on view through June 2, 2017. Dreher comments: “… adherence to one motif and its repetition does not represent a limitation but rather a liberation. It allows me to concentrate on what […]