Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Alex kanevsky

Fantastic works in progress by artist Alex Kanevsky.  Click here to see his process.  He responded to the question posed by Making Art: DialoguesQ. Is painting a comforting endeavor, or is it terrifiying? maybe neither? what’s your relationship to the process?

A. Certainly not comforting. Who wants comforting? It is not a sofa. Nor is it terrifying. Painting is not something I do to a canvas. It is a form of conversation, and just like a conversation it can turn out exciting, boring, ugly, beautiful, enlightening. Like a conversation, it can have unexpected turns, sudden discoveries and hidden subtext and periods of silence. All this is what makes painting endlessly fascinating.

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