Leslie Wayne interviews painter Elena Sisto whose exhibition Afternoons is on view at Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York, through April 23, 2016.
Sisto comments: "Cubism has been quite important to me. I see it as the last great innovation in pictorial structure. The concepts of Cubism are extremely provocative. They open up a huge amount of freedom to paint what, where, how and when you want, not to mention painting what is otherwise unseen. I don’t think we’ve played this out yet by any means. … I don’t exactly think of my work as coming out of cartoon space or as flat… I think of the space as compressed and the imagery influenced by cartoons. The Post Modern element is in the imagery."