as the studio gets heated up, Katherine Bradford, artist interview

Julia Schwartz interviewed Katherine Bradford for the blog Figure/Ground in February.  I really enjoyed Bradford's emphatic relationship to color, which clearly comes across in these paintings.
 I think artists have to USE color and think in terms of putting color next to color rather than of describing something.  If you squeeze out tubes of the most vibrant 6 basic colors plus black and white and then as the studio gets heated up and brushes get loaded with paint and you’re working so fast that bits of one color get into another color, well hopefully fabulous things happen.

Sargasso 
Oil on canvas, 56" x 66", 2012.

Swim To The City 
Oil on canvas, 20" x 16", 2009.

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