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Steven Cox: Interview

Michael Rutherford interviews painter Steven Cox about his work and process.

Cox remarks: "At base, I am influenced by the notion of temporality, where the inevitability of change unpredictably alters the appearance and formation of an item. I tend to apply this understanding of temporality to how I approach the making of my work whilst openly abandoning the notion of creative preciousness… there is a significant balancing act between the control / chance dichotomy. An unplanned mistake or occurrence can lead to an unexpected surprise, which is of course critically enjoyable to respond to. I thrive on this happening, though if it doesn’t, I do feel that the work was subconsciously planned or perhaps too safe. I do what I can to make each work a bit of an experiment. Perhaps at best, I want the work to feel like a stranger to me by the end."

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