Patricia Treib: Interview

Patricia Treib, Housecoat, 2016, oil on canvas, 66 × 50 inches (courtesy of the artist)
Patricia Treib, Housecoat, 2016, oil on canvas, 66 × 50 inches (courtesy of the artist)

Joe Fyfe interviews painter Patricia Treib.

Treib remarks: "In my work, I want a sense of activation where things are slippery and moving, a feeling of immediacy and presence. But this activation stems from something I’ve sat with for a long time. Like a meditation point, something banal that I’ve spent a long time looking at. I’m also trying to focus on the non-spaces, or the little spaces between things. I’m building on something that’s barely there, and using it to generate the forms and images. I want the work to seem deliberate and pondered, while also being immediate and simultaneous."