Brandi Twilley: Interview

Brandi Twilley, Christmas Tree, 2015, oil on canvas (courtesy of Sargent’s Daughters)
Brandi Twilley, Christmas Tree, 2015, oil on canvas (courtesy of Sargent’s Daughters)

Emily Colucci interviews painter Brandi Twilley on the occasion of Twilley's exhibition The Living Room at Sargent’s Daughters, New York, on view through August 26, 2016.

Twilley comments: "It was a slow process of remembering. Some things I never managed to remember and I left them unclear. The scale and shape of things in the paintings were always shifting. I have firm memories of what the room felt like and what the light seemed to do and I followed that. Working from memory resulted in a lot of strangeness that I tried to resolve the best I could, but I also accepted that these were going to be weird versions of reality and nothing like a painting made from life."