“I would like to do more of that kind of thing: travel, spend some time in a place and really work from a different vantage point. I don’t know what will happen in my work from that, but I trust my ability to find the tools to find my way into my work. I think I will sit out in the woods more.”
This First Proof captures the collaboration between Adam Simon and Matthew Sharpe with text and paintings respectively.
I’ve been thinking about Kara Walker’s work for a long time. Two years ago, a bleeding barn from one of her watercolors appeared in one of my poems.
Throughout her career, Brazilian artist Regina Silveira has investigated the tension between movement and spatial perspective.
Painter Lari Pittman creates silhouetted scenes brimming with sexuality and nonsensicality—the folk art of a liberated past, channeled through the social realities of the present. Here, he discusses his envy of abstraction, and the horror of an empty bed.
Gary Stephan aims for a middle ground between “the joke” and “the big deal” with the template-like forms in his paintings.