Dan Walsh: Interview

Installation View: Dan Walsh at Elivra Gonzalez (courtesy of the artist and Elvi
Installation View: Dan Walsh at Elivra Gonzalez (courtesy of the artist and Elvira Gonzalez)

George Stolz's interview with painter Dan Walsh, posted on the occasion of his recent exhibition of paintings at Elvira Gonzalez, Madrid.

Walsh comments: "There is a way of painting that is very much about the elemental, step-by-step methological commitment. Whereas color for me is exactly the opposite. I am hiding under a very methological approach and what many would say is programmatic. But what I am getting out of color is I think quite romantic and quite exploratory compared to the brush marks themselves. It’s how much transparency I use and the color combinations and the -- I don’t want to say quirky color but I have been in some very unusual situations color-wise. And I think because of transparency and the formats I can get away with with certain kind of color situations that I would bet that a lot of other artists can’t handle. It’s because of my knitting, because of my process. I think that’s important to separate these two."

Another exhibition, Dan Walsh: Table of Contents, is on view at Fondation Speerstra, Switzerland.