Brandi Twilley on Lynette Yiadom-Boakye

… Even as invented portraits, they have that quality that “someone is home.”

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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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Brendan Carroll on Kamrooz Aram

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

Alan Feltus on Susan Yanero

…her cast of characters played out dramas on a stage that is both circus and life as she knows it…

Elizabeth Neel on Francis Bacon

Regarding the Other in horror and finding that Other in myself, it’s impossible to look at “Study of a Baboon” and not be sucked into a vortex of abjection and a struggle for empathy.