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  • Interview with an Artist: Agnes Martin

    Interview with an Artist: Agnes Martin

    After hearing the lectures of Zen Buddhist scholar D.T. Suzuki, Agnes Martin became interested in Asian thought as a “code of ethics [and] a practical how-to for getting through life.” It was probably at least partially this influence that led Agnes Martin to train herself to empty her mind and avoid societal influences like reading the newspaper, which when she died at 92, it was said she hadn’t read in 50 years. (Wikipedia) The result of all this: She was […]

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  • Interview with an Artist: Alex Katz

    Interview with an Artist: Alex Katz

    It’s so easy, in fact it’s so impossible, not to get all kinds of ideas and form all kinds of opinions when looking at a work of art. This might be especially true of the works of an artist like Alex Katz. They’re mostly big and bold and so — seemingly — simple, but did  you know that he has admitted to destroying a thousand paintings in order to find his style? Or that his paintings don’t start out as […]

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  • Interview with an Artist: Erick Sanchez

    Interview with an Artist: Erick Sanchez

    Erick Sanchez is a visual artist whose series of works entitled Dangerous Land  “is a response to environmental, social, political and inhumane worldwide contemporary issues. [He gives]  shape to an unstable space that no longer has or will disappear because of globalization, industrialization and global warming. This leads to natural disasters extinguishing life and nature. These events are the consequences of human behavior. Theologists call it the Apocalypse; the Rapture. [He calls] it Destiny.” Click here to read more of […]

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  • Intervieiw with an Artist: Sara Lucas

    Intervieiw with an Artist: Sara Lucas

    In the interest of starting the weekend interestingly, today’s video is an interview with artist Sara Lucas. Her art is interesting enough (although it’s sculpture not drawing), but so is her “studio.” Why? Because she doesn’t really have one and is using her hotel room for a studio. And since she’s hanging out in a hotel room, she’s in pajamas for this interview.     So what do you think of that? Does it make you feel like becoming an […]

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  • Interview with an Artist: Robert Williams

    Interview with an Artist: Robert Williams

    What do the 50s, Albuquerque, the Punk movement, quantum physics, and a concern for artists who can’t draw have in common? Robert Williams. in this video, Robert Williams, one of today’s most popular artists, discusses his background, training, and influences; the modern trends away from realism and artists who can’t draw or paint; and the energy of one of his more outrageous phases.     So, what do you think? I can’t say that his art is among my favorites, […]

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  • Interview with an Artist: Jeff Koons

    Interview with an Artist: Jeff Koons

    The “traditional” image of an artist is usually of someone who looks  different, lives differently, works differently, and who sees and thinks differently than your “average joe.” Well, Jeff Koons  meets a couple of those criteria. See if you can guess which.     So, what’s your guess? Ah . . . Have a great weekend!

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  • Interview with an Artist: Brett Amory

    Interview with an Artist: Brett Amory

    Today’s interview with an artist is with San Francisco Bay area artist Brett Amory. His subject matter comes largely from his own neighborhood (as in “Don’t tell me you don’t have anything to draw.”), and his work focuses on composition, color, and space. His work has been compared to Edward Hopper’s, but , for my part, I like his work even better. See what you think.     Well, what do you think? Post a comment and let us know. […]

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  • Interview with an Artist: Susan Weil

    Interview with an Artist: Susan Weil

    Today’s video is an interview with artist Susan Weil. According to Wikipedia Susan Weil “is an American artist best known for her experimental three-dimensional paintings, which combine figurative illustration with explorations of movement and space.” I might add that time figures into her work, too. Weil is also known for having been married to artist Robert Rauschenberg, but she can certainly carry her own weight. She paints and works with  mixed media and has even tried her hand at bookmaking. […]

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  • Interview with an Artist: Jason Brammer

    Interview with an Artist: Jason Brammer

    Last week’s interview with an artist featured Ellsworth Kelly, an older and very well-known artist. This week’s artist is a lot younger and may even be unknown to you. Jason Brammer is a Chicago painter, visual artist, and muralist. One of his best known works is his “Time Machines” series that he painted as an installation at I.V. Lab Recording Studio. You’ll get to see — and hear about — that work as well as see Brammer’s studio and an […]

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  • Interview with an Artist: Ellsworth Kelly

    Interview with an Artist: Ellsworth Kelly

    You’re probably familiar with Ellsworth Kelly, but — just in case — here’s what Wikipedia has to say about him: Ellsworth Kelly (born May 31, 1923) is an American painter, sculptor, and printmaker associated with hard-edge painting, Color Field painting and the minimalist school. His works demonstrate unassuming techniques emphasizing simplicity of form, similar to the work of John McLaughlin and Kenneth Noland. Kelly often employs bright colors. He lives and works in Spencertown, New York. They don’t mention it, […]

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