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Interviews

James Little: Interview
Bomb Magazine

LeRonn P. Brooks conducts an extensive interview with painter James Little as part of the BOMB Magazine Oral History Project. In his introduction to the conversation, Brooks notes: “[Little’s] paintings are guided by intuitive responses to form, color, and feeling. This approach is not overly calculated, though its complexity may suggest so. His expression is […]

Caroline Walker: Interview
Studio International

Emily Spicer interviews painter Caroline Walker. Walker comments: “My work definitely engages with that history of painting women, which has largely cast the male artist as the portrayer of the female realm. I suppose I’m revisiting that, but through a female gaze. And I’m interested in whether the knowledge that something has been painted by […]

Albert Oehlen: Interview
Hyperallergic

Jennifer Samet interviews painter Albert Oehlen on the occasion of his exhibition Elevator Paintings: Trees at Gagosian Gallery, New York, on view through April 15, 2017. Oehlen comments: “I decided to make painting, but I wasn’t coming from painting in the sense of needing to hold a brush and smear paint. Rather, it was a decision, […]

Richard Raiselis: Interview
Painting Perceptions

Larry Groff interviews painter Richard Raiselis. Raiselis comments: ” I often say that I paint what I see. I do my best to paint the differences that I perceive where colors touch, both inside a form, like the change of color on the sunny and shady sides of a house; and outside the form, like […]

Martha Edelheit and Jay Milder: Interview
Arteidolia

Ron Morosan interviews painters Martha Edelheit and Jay Milder whose work is included in Inventing Downtown: Artist-Run Galleries in New York City, 1952–1965 at the Grey Art Gallery, New York University, on view through April 1, 2017. Edelheit notes: “The artists I knew and met were concerned with having a space to show their work, which […]

Christina Renfer Vogel: Interview
MW Capacity

Sam King interviews painter Christina Renfer Vogel whose exhibition Home Bodies is on view at the Christensen Art Center at Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN, through March 23, 2017. Vogel comments: “Like working from the landscape, plants serve as a vehicle for me to build a painting in a new way, offering unexpected and complex visual […]

Jennifer Coates: Interview
Hyperallergic

Jennifer Samet interviews painter Jennifer Coates, whose exhibition All U Can Eat is on view at Freight + Volume Gallery, New York, through April 16, 2017. Coates: “There are a lot of painting jokes. There are all kinds of moments where I think I can pretend to be this or that artist. It is very satisfying. […]

Marc Trujillo: Nowhere and Everywhere
Huffington PostJohn Seed

John Seed interviews painter Marc Trujillo on the occasion of the exhibition Marc Trujillo: Urban Ubiquity at The Bakersfield Museum of Art, on view through May 7, 2017. Trujillo comments: “The chill of the void is alluring to me. These places that are nowhere and everywhere, big stretches of concrete and linoleum give me a […]

Tirtzah Bassel: Interview
Open House

Debbi Kenote and Til Will interview painter Tirtzah Bassel whose work was recently on view with Slag Gallery at the Volta Art Fair, New York. Bassel comments: “… a lot of times the images in my paintings start from just an everyday situation that you would kind of see anywhere, right, at this point. You’re […]

Donald Beal: Interview
Painting Perceptions

Larry Groff interviews painter Donald Beal whose work will be on view in On the Shoulder of Giants, curated by Thaddeus Radell, at Westbeth Gallery, New York, on view through March 25, 2017. Beal comments: “The paintings done from life have given me the chops I need to meaningfully push color and tone around until it eventually […]

R.B. Kitaj: Renewal and Resistance
artcritical

David Cohen’s 2003 interview with painter R.B.Kitaj, republished on the occasion of the exhibition R.B.Kitaj: The Exile at Home, curated by Barry Schwabsky, at Marlborough Contemporary, New York, on view through April 8, 2017. “[Kitaj] is living proof of some traits his critic enemies picked up on: a promiscuous lover of big ideas, an inveterate historical […]

Katharina Grosse: Interview
Brooklyn Rail

Phong Bui interviews painter Katharina Grosse whose work is on view at Gagosian Gallery, New York, through March 11, 2017. Grosse comments: “I think color is such an interesting analytical aspect of painting. It can sit anywhere. It can fit into anything. It can unify or break up the hierarchical orderliness of how we see the […]

Jack Whitten: Interview
The Paris Review Daily

Yevgeniya Traps interviews painter Jack Whitten whose work is on view at Hauser & Wirth, New York through April 8, 2017. Whitten remarks: “I’m working with these units of paint, which I call tesserae—originally the word for ancient mosaics… The tesserae, in my mind, is the unit, it’s the thing that makes them. I can […]

Brenda Goodman: Interview
Magic Praxis

Clarity Haynes and Kate Hawes talk to painter Brenda Goodman whose work will be on view at Jeff Bailey Gallery (Booth 4.07) at NADA Art Fair, New York from March 2 – 5, 2017. Goodman comments: “I did [abstract paintings] for ten years and I felt like ‘I need more than this’ and that’s when […]

Tamara Gonzales: Interview
Brooklyn Rail

Raymond Foye and Peter Lamborn Wilson interview painter Tamara Gonzales whose work was recently on view at at Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, New York. Gonzales comments: “Art school was so much fun, it seemed like a vacation from my life—a pleasure… But the idea that then you come out and you’re making art about the […]

Craig Stockwell: Interview
Hyperallergic

Jennifer Samet interviews painter Craig Stockwell whose work is included in the 2016 deCordova New England Biennial, at the de Cordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts, on view through March 26, 2017. Stockwell remarks: “In our contemporary political moment, there is a conversation about control and freedom happening — on both sides. The conversation between […]

Trudy Benson: Interview
Art F City

Irena Jurek interviews painter Trudy Benson whose work will be on view at Ribordy Contemporary, Geneva (March 23 – May 11) and Galerie Bernard Ceysson, Paris (March 24 – May 13). Benson comments: “my work in the past had been so invested in digital media as a reference. It was an interesting enough idea for […]

Emma Coulter: Interview
Visual Discrepancies

Brent Hallard interviews artist Emma Coulter. Coulter notes that “opticality and the illusion of form, these things really just happen through the positioning of two-dimensional paint. I guess this is one of the things I’m wanting to work with – the idea of the architectural space being as important as the art in terms of […]

Christopher Le Brun: Interview
Brooklyn Rail

Barbara Rose interviews painter Christopher Le Brun. Le Brun comments: “Painting wants to be spatial. It has a compass in it that switches to north, and the north of painting is space… But painting is also—which is not said enough, at a high level—extremely difficult. Because you’re not trying to simplify the situation, you’re trying […]

Joan Wadleigh Curran: Interview
Painting Perceptions

Larry Groff interviews painter Joan Wadleigh Curran. Curran remarks: “I think of my approach as a kind of hybrid involving careful description that incorporates still life and a kind of portraiture. I find objects seductive and hope for a kind of animism in how I paint them. I am particularly interested in the power of […]