David Rhodes: Interview

David Rhodes, Diptych: Between the Days, 20.1.16/8.5.16, 2016, acrylic on canvas
David Rhodes, Diptych: Between the Days, 20.1.16/8.5.16, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 78 x 80 inches (courtesy of the Artist and Hionas Gallery)

Mary Jones interviews painter David Rhodes on the occasion of his exhibition Between the Days at Hionas Gallery, New York, on view through June 25, 2016.

Rhodes comments: "I feel as if I follow the paintings. They’re not describing ideas that I have a priori, or illustrating something I desire to manifest through painting. I feel that they amount to a dialog, and in this they are smarter than I am. They’re not an expression of my ego: they’re interesting for me; they move me. I find the paintings of interest so I make more, and they surprise me. The relationships they establish and the resonance of the day-to-day world of abstract ideas are also very interesting. The issues come through the painting. They produce a philosophical position and so also reflect one."