Dallas Contemporary

August 10, 2018, 4:36pm

A Conversation: Eric Fischl

New American Paintings Contributer, Arthur Peña, speaks with Eric Fischl on the occaision of his survey exhibition, If Art Could Talk, at the Dallas Contemporary. 

 

Rift/Raft, 2016, oil on linen, 98 x 220 inches

 

 

Arthur Peña:    There are so many moves and nuances playing out on the surface of the paintings. The work has a constant restlessness in the how the paint is being pushed around. 

 

Eric Fischl:       I don't know if you have that as well. I'm assuming you do, I think all painters do, which is that I’m always wondering what's enough. What does it take to make it feel alive, make it feel real? How much detail do I need? Do I stick to some strict formula? Do I deviate? Do I whatever? I thought the older I got, the better at the craft I got, the more that question would go away, but it gets worse. 

 

Listed under: Interview

July 16, 2015, 9:01am

We’ve got one question: DAVID SALLE

In David Salle’s solo museum show at the Dallas Contemporary, Salle owns his art world persona. His works playfully lure in the viewer only to smoothly transition into a seriousness that could only come from years of knowing the ropes (quite literally, in two paintings he has attached a velvet rope).  The paintings are easy to enjoy and showcase Salle’s ability to carve out figures with subtle washes and delicate line while excavating Painting’s history. The images in the work are perfectly timed and slyly hilarious. – Arthur Peña, Dallas Contributor

Listed under: Interview

February 24, 2011, 12:31pm

Street Smart: A Q&A with Carlos Donjuan

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The work of Carlos Donjuan work really grabbed my attention in #90, the recent West edition, of New American Paintings, and I recently caught up with the artist to better understand how his practice is influenced by street art and hip-hop culture.

Listed under: Art World, Dallas, Q&A

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