James Sienna, Artist Interview
Julia Schwartz interviewed James Sienna for Figure/Ground Communication. It's a wide ranging interview covering ground from Sienna drawing when he was ten, his take on modernism and Ellsworth Kelly, and really a fun read.
If you look at a great painting – you’re looking at something that launches the viewer into some other kind of perception, and as long as that thing is in decent enough condition to be seen and there’s light on it, it’s just, it’s always on. It works. It functions. The object, when you make an object is that highly charged. It’s really sexy. My way into this notion is through intricacy, and as I’ve described, I got into intricacy early on. more
|James Siena, Recursive Dented Lobes, 2006-2014 enamel on aluminum |
19-1/4″ x 15-1/8″ courtesy of the artist and Pace Gallery