Richard Benari talks to Suzanne Laura Kammin about process in painting on the occasion of her two-person exhibition with Marianne Gagnier at The Painting Center, New York, (Ro Lohin in the Project Room) on view through February 22, 2014.
Kammin comments: "My painting process requires intuition. Just like in life, the magic comes from letting go and allowing process to take over. For me, planning ahead destroys the spontaneity needed to create the magical moments that are always the best parts of a painting. There is a strong desire to control our work from the outset. It’s as if we never made wonderful paintings before and as if we have lost our confidence–that we have no faith. Abstract painting requires a huge amount of faith in oneself."