A tragically under-utilized studio tool, Stephen Maine, Artist Interview

As a follow up to the recent Stephen Maine post here is an interview with Valerie Brennan at Studio Critical. They talk about his current work, his working methodology and his relationship to experimentation.

With regard to resolving paintings, I try not to sweat it too much. If I struggle with a painting, we both lose. So lately I have embraced the idea of the “tactical retreat,” meaning that I discard a lot of unfinished work before it sucks up too much time and energy. Because, you know, some paintings are just doomed. Generally speaking, I believe the trash can is a tragically under-utilized studio tool. more 
Stephen Maine
Stephen Maine, Book #14-0103, 2013-14

Stephen Maine Halftone paintings Acrylic on canvas
Stephen Maine, HP13-0306, 2013
Acrylic on canvas, 30 x 24 inches


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