Jason Karolak: Interview

Jason Karolak, Untitled (P-1503), 2015, oil on linen, 88 x 78 inches (courtesy o
Jason Karolak, Untitled (P-1503), 2015, oil on linen, 88 x 78 inches (courtesy of the artist and McKenzie Fine Art)

Jennifer Samet interviews painter Jason Karolak whose work is on view in the group exhibition Full Tilt at Novella Gallery, New York, through May 10, 2015.

Karolak comments: "I want to have one form in the painting at the end. It may have multiple elements or a network-like feel. But I still want it to read as a thing, albeit an abstract thing, as opposed to a completely allover field with no hierarchy... The forms in my paintings are distillations of the process, and an internal logic is created through color and drawing. It is specific to each painting. They start in fragmented fields of color and line. And then I put several of these elements back together, building something new."