“I don’t like this word abstract… but I use it because people… have an idea what I’m talking about.” (Robert Ryman)
This quote accompanies an intriguing article about why & what we paint. It has insights about one artist developing his practice. [Spoiler alert: be willing to try something different, be open to ideas.]
Part 15, 1993, oil on canvas by Robert Ryman
Thanks again to Sara Genn & the team at The Painter’s Keys for permission to share articles.
I get The Painter’s Keys myself and read this article this morning with interest. Ryman limited himself to working with white (which would be anathema to me, as I live for colour), but it’s fascinating to read about what caught his imagination and initiated his painting practice.
The Painters Keys is a wonderful Canadian site that anyone can subscribe to. Great content.
http://painterskeys.com/physical-encounter/…. go to the subscribe button at the top right to subscribe.