Enrico Riley, Abstract: Head, Beautiful Woman, Shy, Little Elephant , 2011, 22 x 20 inches, oil on canvas on panel (courtesy of Giampietro Gallery)
Christopher Joy and Zachary Keeting interview painter Enrico Riley on the occasion of the exhibition Enrico Riley: The Open Window at Giampietro Gallery, New Haven, CT, on view through May 25, 2012.
Riley discusses his work and process noting: "I really strive to not have the paintings feel like just compositional games… and maybe in that sense they're talking a little bit more about the life around the artist and the life that we're living right now - present tense - and the art being a by-product of that and not so much the art being made in this cloistered place away from life but in with life."
Video interview with painter Peter Sharp about his work and process, posted on the occasion of the exhibition Peter Sharp: Will To Form at the Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
Sharp says: "The work will end up as an abstraction of something, but everything comes from the drawing... The work that I make has to do with the experience of place. I surf and I fish. And me being interested in nature and how it fits together and its machinations, is probably a product of me growing up in this area."
Asked about his paintings, in which gestural abstraction and imagery blend together, Berryhill remarks "There's something about the searching for the thing you don't know what it is, the invention part I like, so when I get something in a drawing, I like, to work on it until it feels like a thing."
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