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When I have a creative block, I take walks. I like to see what shapes stick out – so many legs rushing by at once,…
My uniform is sweatpants, so crusted over with dried paint that they’re as hard as a table. I wear T-shirts that are also covered in…
My forms are not abstractions of things in the real world. They’re also not symbols. I would say that my job is to invent these…
Most people draw from the mind, not the eye. They draw the idea of a table or a face, not what’s in front of them.…
I’ve been playing piano my whole life, but I’d never tried to understand how compositions are made, really. Try to imagine if you’d loved paintings…
I think I was very lucky to have grown up with an artist’s studio in the house. It was a kind of life that was…
The world of painting has nothing to do with the art world.
So many paintings have hidden meanings or need wall texts, but my work is not in that category.
Painting is something that requires a lot of time – it’s not just one good idea out of art school.
My 20s were spent in a room, alone, mixing paints and figuring it all out.
Most days, I practice piano in the mornings and I spend the rest of the day painting.
It’s not until the very last phase that you know how good the works are going to be.
I’m not such an artist type that I can’t handle the real world. I read the financial pages, because most people don’t talk about art.
All my siblings became artists. One’s a novelist, my brother is a painter, my sister was a costume designer.
If you come every day or every month to my studio, you won’t see that much change, but if you come once a year, you’ll…
I’m not particularly interested in painting, per se. I’m interested in a painting that has that mysterious life to it. Anything that doesn’t partake of…
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