Stuart Lorimer: Interview

Stuart Lorimer, Bright Band, 2014, oil on canvas, 62.5 x 63.5 inches (courtesy o
Stuart Lorimer, Bright Band, 2014, oil on canvas, 62.5 x 63.5 inches (courtesy of the artist)

Scott Robinson interviews painter Stuart Lorimer.

Lorimer remarks: "I’m looking for a non-linear, more elusive image... There is always that contention between the reference image and creating an original picture. These are old painting problems… Perhaps it’s best not to over-think, and make the painting... The fun thing about painting is that you can do anything. It’s not like I’m building something (I build things for people where I have to apply a strategy). In painting it’s a whole platform where I can work that doesn’t require strategy. I can do one thing and then I can do the exact opposite two minutes later. And that’s exciting."