Elena Sisto: Interview

Elena Sisto, Splurt, 2013-2015, oil on canvas, 48 x 40 inches (courtesy of Lori
Elena Sisto, Splurt, 2013-2015, oil on canvas, 48 x 40 inches (courtesy of Lori Bookstein Fine Art)

Leslie Wayne interviews painter Elena Sisto whose exhibition Afternoons is on view at Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York, through April 23, 2016.

Sisto comments: "Cubism has been quite important to me. I see it as the last great innovation in pictorial structure. The concepts of Cubism are extremely provocative. They open up a huge amount of freedom to paint what, where, how and when you want, not to mention painting what is otherwise unseen. I don’t think we’ve played this out yet by any means. ... I don’t exactly think of my work as coming out of cartoon space or as flat... I think of the space as compressed and the imagery influenced by cartoons. The Post Modern element is in the imagery."