Video interview with Ellsworth Kelly. He discusses his approach to drawing and printmaking on the occasion of the exhibition Ellsworth Kelly: Prints and Paintings on view at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art through April 22, 2012.
Kelly remarks: "When I draw I don't find my solution in doing it, like de Kooning or Pollock. They find painting when they do it - that's expressionism." Kelly continues noting that Braque related his first brushstroke to the second, the second to the third. This relating one mark to the next is a type of "layering" notes Kelly, "and I think I do that in drawing."
Rappolt writes: "It’s not the certainty, but the uncertainty that makes his work so special. If I say one thing about it, I immediately want to say its opposite. I think his works are not either/or, but both/and, to the point where I almost want to say nothing at all about them."
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