Jered Sprecher: Interview

Jered Sprecher, Pain is Missed in Praise, 2012, oil on linen, 16 x 12 inches (co
Jered Sprecher, Pain is Missed in Praise, 2012, oil on linen, 16 x 12 inches (courtesy of Jeff Bailey Gallery)

Valerie Brennan interviews painter Jered Sprecher about his work and practice. Sprecher's paintings are currently on view in the solo exhibition I Always Lie at Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York through March 23, 2013.

Sprecher comments: "Paintings usually start from two different places. Some paintings begin with a found image, something like a quilt, gemstone, graffiti, architectural photograph, or child’s drawing... The other way that paintings start is less structured and often results from taking left over paint and applying it to empty canvases. It is a strange mix of thrift and feeling around in the dark, trying to find a painting... I find that the two processes often meet somewhere in the middle as paint and image contend with each other on the surface of the canvas. Lately I have been thinking about how these two approaches relate to inductive and deductive reasoning."