Fischer writes: "Meticulously done in smooth layers of acrylic paint on board or panel, Sandström overlaps irregular shapes, thin masking tape lines and controlled swathes of squeegeed, smeared paint. Imagine the push/pull of Hans Hoffman, the mechanical/gestural stroke of Gerhard Richter and the compositions of Russian Suprematism all absorbed by Sandström and made fresh through deft handling and a unique compositional sense. These reference points are simply to help describe the work though, and the paintings do not rely on appropriating past styles or a conceptual framework to guide the viewer along. Instead, I enjoyed them more for their immediate graphic punch and with longer viewing, their formal complexities."
Jenny Jaskey reviews Vivid: Female Currents in Painting on view through January 22, 2011 at Schroeder Romero & Shredder. "If anything unites this group of artists, it is a commitment to painting, as opposed to “painting beside itself,” to borrow a phrase from scholar-critic David Joselit [October 130, Fall 2009]. Unlike the increasingly popular, so-called transitive painting, which points to networks of production or distribution outside the picture plane, the artists in Vivid are committed to life within the stretcher."
Edited by artist Brett Baker, Painters' Table highlights writing from the painting blogosphere as it is published and serves as a platform for exploring blogs that focus primarily on the subject of painting.