Joshua Abelow interviews painter Ted Gahl about his work.
Gahl remarks: "I enjoy the subtle palettes and pictorial simplicity in a lot of abstract/minimal work. At the same time, I am a sucker for purely figurative paintings. I continually employ elements of both to keep it interesting for myself, and hopefully, the viewer. I don't believe that genuine abstraction is possible without the concrete, the ordinary, and the figurative. I'm not convinced that there’s a clear line between the two. I think there is always a real beginning or reference, and then a personal interpretation."