Dan Roach: Interview

Dan Roach, This Broken Seam (Foundation VI), 26 x 31.5cm, oil on linen, 2012 (co
Dan Roach, This Broken Seam (Foundation VI), 26 x 31.5cm, oil on linen, 2012 (courtesy of the artist)

Valerie Brennan interviews painter Dan Roach about his work and process.

Roach comments: "I seldom have a pre-conceived idea of what any painting will end up looking like. Paintings are started then paintings falter or grind to a halt altogether; this prompts a continual adjustment and re-evaluation of compositional concerns as well as issues regarding the physical construction of the work. Often, I will obliterate what I’ve been working on for a few months because the essence of the search has been lost; by this, I mean the failure of certain images is essential to resolving others."