Simon Carter: Interview

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Nicholas Middleton interviews painter Simon Carter about his work and process.

Carter comments: "I do like that speed that paint goes onto the canvas. There is a language to do with that speed and almost offhandedness in a way, but it’s a long process which takes you there. Under each of these paintings there are dozens of other tries at that painting. You gradually find that little group of marks that say the painting, so I’d like to feel that the painting has almost gone on in one gesture. But underneath that you have rehearsed it through drawings, put it on, scraped it off. Auerbach seems to put great store in that dogged, long drawn out process but I think it is just the process you have to go through to arrive at the painting. Painting is a hard thing and it takes a long time to get it."

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