Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Painting: Powers of Observation

Lennart speaks about striving to paint the "quality of the place" within the subject, and avoiding being locked into one definitive drawing. He states that it's different than what they teach you in art school. As one observes and learns more about the subject, the contour and placement of the form will shift. One is always studying the internal relationships of the forms within space. This observational process is quite evident in his work through the abstracted, unselfconscious nature of his paint surface. He defines "quality" as both the value and ineffable color.

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