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Helen O’Leary: The Shelf Life of Facts

Artist Helen O’Leary discusses her artistic background and the origins of her current body of work.

John Hoyland @ Newport Street Gallery, London

For the inaugural show at Damian Hirst’s Newport Street Gallery, the artist has curated a show of paintings by the late John Hoyland.

Pat Steir: Painting in Vermont

Pat Steir discusses her work while painting in her Vermont studio.

Katherine Bradford: Shelf Paintings

Katherine Bradford discusses her recent “shelf” paintings on view at Arts+Leisure, New York.

What’s at Stake for Abstract Painting Today?

Joanne Greenbaum, Philip Taaffe, and Stanley Whitney discuss themes of authenticity and painting as a worthy, and a necessarily lifelong pursuit.

John Bunker: Interview

Ben Wiedel-Kaufmann interviews artist John Bunker about his work.

From Edwin Dickinson to the Perceptual Painters

In a new video painter/curator Scott Noel discusses a lineage of observational painting that spans four generations.

Leon Kossoff: Seeing Differences

In a new video painter Leon Kossoff discusses his work and approach to painting.

See It Loud: Seven Post-War American Painters

Three videos provide an excellent introduction to a group of painters who pursue(d) an expansive painterly vision in an era defined by increasingly reductive approaches in art.

Ying Li: What’s In Front of Me

In a new video by John Thornton Ying Li discusses her approach to painting.

Carrie Moyer: Studio Visit

Carrie Moyer describes her process, which begins with small black and white collages, and discusses her influences – including Miro’s The Farm (1921–1922) and paintings by Christian Schad and Alexej von Jawlensky.

Alan Uglow: Object & Image

Alan Uglow’s abstract paintings engage with each other and the viewer to create subtle, shifting apprehensions of flatness and illusion.

Hilma Af Klint: Paintings for the Future

A new exhibition sheds new light on a pioneering abstract painter and one of the most enigmatic artists of the 20th century.

Jay DeFeo: Chancing the Ridiculous

Jay DeFeo: A Retrospective San Francisco Museum of Modern Art November 3, 2012 – June 9, 2013 Whitney Museum of American Art February 28 – June 2, 2013 Jay DeFeo’s reputation as an imporatant painter was established before the eight year period (1958-1966) in which she poured her entire vision and energy into a single […]

Eugène Leroy: Subjects & Surroundings

Christophe Loizillon documents painter Eugène Leroy at his home and studio. The film is shot in the same chiaroscuro lighting characteristic of Leroy’s paintings.

Catherine Murphy: Object & Information

Catherine Murphy comments on her desire to make paintings that function simultaneously as abstraction and representation.

John Bellany’s Human Image

For more than 50 years, Bellany has remained committed to painting the human condition in an era dominated by formalist abstraction, minimalism, installtion, and performance art.

Bridget Riley: Repetition, Rhythm, & Learning to Look

In a recent interview with The Guardian’s Charlotte Higgins, painter Bridget Riley discussed “movement, shimmering, sparkling and reflecting … all those things that happen in landscape” as the inspiration for her abstract paintings. In the two videos below, Riley elaborates on the influence of landscape from an early age, and the visual power found in […]

Gillian Ayres: Video Interview

An extended look into the artist’s studio, viewers see Ayres at work and hear her thoughts on painting.

Per Kirkeby at the Phillips

Per Kirkeby speaks to exhibition co-curator Dorothy Kosinski about the necessity of time in the development of a painting.