Vincent Longo: Interview

Vincent Longo, Lattice: Yellow Light 2, 2010, acrylic on wood, 20 x 16 inches (c
Vincent Longo, Lattice: Yellow Light 2, 2010, acrylic on wood, 20 x 16 inches (courtesy of the artist)

Janet Goleas interviews painter Vincent Longo.

Longo remarks: "It's all predicated on a statement that Picasso made many years ago. He said “I don't seek, I find.” I start with one thing and it leads to another. That's it. It keeps going until either I see something happening or not, and decide what to do. My overall intentions—what I hope the results turn out to be—is that whatever seems like a finished product, I want that to have a kind of particular action with the viewer that puts the viewer in affect. If I'm successful, the viewer is accepting automatically what is going on in the front, in terms of the meaning. That person has more chance of seeing what might be happening."