The Approach (detail),  2011,  333 panels, 120" x 192"

Jon Elliott Interview

By Jason Clay Lewis, February 25, 2020

The grid is a pattern originally used for mapping and for other rational, graphic displays of information. It is a metaphor for rationality, and I believe that is why the grid played such a big role in some threads of modernist art. The feeling was that rationality was the antithesis of superstition and religion, and cast aside the kind of murky romanticism found in so much art.

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Drawing From Life, 2017, Acrylic, oil on canvas, 64" x 42"

Mike Cockrill Interview

By Jason Clay Lewis, February 20, 2020

I was born in Washington DC in 1953 and grew up in McLean,Va. during the Cold War era. My mother was an Army brat and graduated from Georgetown University where she met my father, a DC native and World War II vet who began his career at the Pentagon when I was young.

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The Same River Twice, 2013, Wood, paper, ink, 2 x 388 x 49 in

Richard Humann Interview

By Jason Clay Lewis, January 20, 2020

I’m from the Lower Hudson Valley, in upstate New York—Tomkins Cove, Stony Point, just south of Bear Mountain along the Hudson River. It was a small town, the kind where as a kid you play baseball all day in the summer, and then ride your bike afterward to the grocery store to get a cold bottle of Coke to cool off.

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Infinite Ocean and Sky Islamic Art Festival, United Arab Emirates, Sharjah Museum of Art, 2091, Paint on hand and laser cut paper construction, 14" x 9"

Nancy Baker Interview

By Jason Clay Lewis, January 13, 2020

I grew up in Sea Gate, Brooklyn which was very close to Coney Island. My mother was an Ab Ex painter, and my father was a photographer, so the conversations about art were ongoing, and prolific.

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In Search of Beauty #5, 2019 shredded MoMA Design Store catalogs, safety envelopes, promotional mail, thread over armature 23” x 23” x 3”D

Jaynie Crimmins Interview

By Jason Clay Lewis, December 26, 2019

My undergraduate and graduate degrees are in Art Education. My exposure to and education in visual art and art history were in service to becoming an art educator. My creative practice was put aside for about 15 years while teaching art full-time, working towards a Masters degree in Art Education and raising a family.

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Untitled #4 (Stateless), 2019, Ink an acrylic on illustration board, 30" x 20"

Martin Kalanda Interview

By Jason Clay Lewis, December 19, 2019

I was born in Czechoslovakia. My family left and became political refugees in the early 80's. After spending a few months in a refugee camp in Austria we moved to New York. Have been here ever since working in art, film and advertising.

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FORMULA FOR HAPPINESS, 180x120 cm, oil cryon, acrylic, pigment on fabric, Vienna, 2019

Reinhold Ponesch Interview

By Jason Clay Lewis, December 18, 2019

I never thought to become an artist in my life. In my first profession I was a pastry chef. Later on, I was serving for many years as a police officer as well as being a commander in the Austrian Anti-Terrorist-Unit COBRA. But in 2001 during my time at this unit I had a deep urge to work creatively.

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Honey Pot, 2019, Oil, acrylic mixed media on canvas, 14 1/4

Jason Clay Lewis Interview

By The Royal List, December 15, 2019

With an intense passion for drawing and wanting to see the world, recognition at Oklahoma State University led to a scholarship and apprenticeship with Master Printer Bill Goldston at Universal Limited Art Editions in New York. On my very first day in New York, I met Jasper Johns who had come to work on a new print edition.

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