Jordan Wolfson: Interview

Jordan Wolfson, Interior in Seven Parts, Part 6, 2011, oil on linen, 28 x 25 inc
Jordan Wolfson, Interior in Seven Parts, Part 6, 2011, oil on linen, 28 x 25 inches (courtesy of the artist)

Elana Hagler interviews painter Jordan Wolfson about his work and process which includes "representational" and "abstract" paintings from observation.

Wolfson notes that he is interested in "the twin attitudes of the visual and the tactile and how they align with a more representational or more abstract mode of working... all the work is done while in an ongoing relationship with the observed motif in front of me... Sometimes I'm more focused on investigating and advancing the clarity of the objects, the observed form, and the painting might look more traditionally representational. And sometimes I want to explore the experience of the space more - what's in between everything. Sometimes I'll reduce the value range as a way of exploring the sense of projected tactility, like the experience of stepping into a dark room and sensing the form before me."