Johnson writes: "Working like André Masson and other Surrealists à la Automatic Drawing, Cypher is content in that sweet spot of action without a plan; humorously, he parses fragments of the analytical, plan-based sciences and math and subverts their official purpose by dismantling order from within. Snipping, morphing and recombining parabolas, ellipses, triangles and squares, Cypher experiments with repeated line and color like a chemist."
Valerie Brennan interviews painter Brian Cypher about his work and studio practice.
Cypher notes: "On an existential level, it really begins with the impulse to create… the wanting of ideas to be actualized; to see that energy manifest into physical form... In terms of what I do physically, it's all about making marks that echo my thought processes. It's a constant reiterative dance between the idealized and the actual. Some ideas have natural endpoints, where others could stay in a state of perpetual revision."
Cypher's work will be included in the group exhibition All Together Now, curated by Julie Torres at The Coin Locker, on view June 1-3, 2012 as part of the Bushwick Open Studios. Work from the exhibition can be previewed at curatingcontemporary.com.
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.