Gregory Botts: Interview

Gregory Botts, the C before the chorus..., 1995, oil on canvas, 36 x 48 inches (
Gregory Botts, the C before the chorus..., 1995, oil on canvas, 36 x 48 inches (courtesy of the artist)

Jennifer Samet interviews painter Gregory Botts.

In her introduction Samet writes: "Botts has an exuberant but economic way with paint, marking the curve of a flower stem, the form of a mesa, and a cloud sitting in the sky with accuracy and poetic bravado. The landscapes are punctuated by geometric interruptions: squares of saturated color and black, jagged outlines that symbolize a break between the natural forms in the paintings and a studio or painting wall. They are the checks and balances in the middle of a relentless pursuit of adventure and the sublime, where motifs and geometry are constantly recycled and re-imagined."