Yvette Gellis on Katharina Grosse

Then there is the color itself – the purity of color and the psychological effects that pure color can have not only on the eye, but also on one’s emotional states and well-being.

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Painters on Paintings is a conversation between contemporary artists and their influences across time.

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Matt Bollinger on Gregory Gillespie

In Self-Portrait on Bed, made in 1973-74, Gregory Gillespie paints himself as a not-quite young man, some years older than I am as I write this. He sits on a mattress that sags toward the floor.

Doron Langberg on Jess

When I saw “The Enamored Mage” in person I was completely transfixed. Painted with heavy impasto, the protrusions of paint gush out of the surface, some following the image, some swelling under it.

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David Humphrey on William John Whittemore

I like thinking, though, that the painting makes a complete body out of dispersed heterogeneous parts, a complicated body constrained and subdivided by guardrails, pedestals, canvas edges, bowler hats and neckties.

Suzanne Stryk on Maria Sibylla Merian

Most alluring to me is her enviable touch—the delicately notched antennae, chomped and curled leaves, or gooey-pale larvae casting shadows as they inch along.

Brendan Carroll on Kamrooz Aram

He has skirted being defined by tradition, modernism or post-modernism by replacing theory and ideology with personal expression.