“For me, it’s always a detail—a detail that points to a larger thing. It can be text; it can be a quote. Bits of conversation. It’s always a glimpse. I start to imagine what it points to, and that’s when my imagination really goes. I don’t really want to know what the detail points to … More Bits of Conversation & The Mystery
a questionable surface . jason willome . 2011 Stacy Elaine Dacheux: I would like to talk abut your work: A Questionable Surface (above) and Visible Inclusions In An Obscure Plane (below). What is your process for pieces that are done in this vein? visible inclusions in an obscure plane . jason willome . 2011 Jason … More Everyday Abstraction, A Conversation With Jason Willome
Stacy Elaine Dacheux: I recently read in The New York Times Magazine about an art student named John Powers who worked in the studio for Jeff Koons in 1995. At one point, Powers suggests his job was comparable to filling in a “paint by numbers”– except this particular “paint by numbers” titled “Cracked Egg” sold … More Painting As Engagement, A Conversation with Jennifer Jarnot
I want to talk about Southern California and what it promised us, historically, and culturally. Off the top of my head, there is the gold rush. Then, there is cinema, moving pictures. Fiction. Art. Music. Our own soundtracks. “California I’m coming home / Oh will you take me as I am / Strung out on … More California, Will You Take Me As I Am?
Abstract artists are such tragic and romantic figures, akin to preachers or soothsayers, conjuring up spirits, reaching for ghosts buried deep within the body. This is the mythology. Franz Kline’s paintings are spontaneous and random, sparks of lines bordering up difficult space. This is the discovery. Many of Franz Kline’s paintings are somewhat premeditated. “He … More Soothsayers
When visiting Alcatraz Prison, I snapped the above photo of a particular crack and rip on the cell wall, which reminded me of Joan Miro. “I felt a deep desire to escape. I closed myself within myself purposely. The night, music, and the stars began to play a major role in suggesting my paintings.” — … More Alcatraz Prison & Miro