In the Studio: Gabrielle Graessle

Gabrielle Graessle sits down with Erik Sommer to talk about The Forgetful Angel, her two greyhounds, her desire to open an artist residency, and the pros and cons of living in nowhereland. The drawings are not looking for a result. (ES) Describe your work for us.(GG) I draw a lot, all that surrounds me. What […]

In the Studio: Charlotte Thrane

Charlotte Thrane sits down with Erik Sommer to talk about negotiating space, her love of upholstery foam, surprising herself in the studio, and her need for physical activity. For me there is a certain sense of freedom associated with expressing beauty without guilt or fear. (ES) Describe your work for us.(CT) I often work with […]

In the Studio: Noah Latif Lamp

Noah Latif Lamp sits down with Erik Sommer to talk about blowing up paint, growing up among artists, confessing to the Cloud, and painting with crocodiles. I like grand dialogues already loaded with tension. (ES) Describe your work for us.(NLL) My work is an amalgamation of the everyday and the extraordinary. I take the everyday […]

In the Studio: Cristina de Miguel

Cristina de Miguel sits down with Erik Sommer to talk about hot Sevillian summers, the immediacy of painting, being honest with herself, and the importance of taking dance breaks. I am full of contradictions. (ES) Describe your work for us.(CdM) My approach to painting is very emotional.  I try to think in formal terms also, […]

In the Studio: Hunter Potter

Fresh off his show at PUBLIC Gallery in London, Hunter Potter sits down with Erik Sommer to talk about trench-art ashtrays, hobo markings, his love of Larry McMurtry, and how he finds the beginning of a painting on a blank canvas. I like this concept of a story’s strength being determined by who is telling […]

In the Studio: Felix Schramm

Felix Schramm sits down with Erik Sommer to talk about his love of Francis Bacon, not feeling limited by physical space, the importance of his residencies abroad, and his habit of finding inspiration in the storage areas of museums. I want to irritate the viewers’ common perception. (ES) Tell us a bit about your background. […]

In the Studio: Martin Lukáč

Martin Lukáč sits down with Erik Sommer to talk about the perks of living in Prague, how he remains challenged, the importance of seeing the process in a painting, and his love of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. It’s my sincere desire to fuck this fucking shit up. (ES) Describe your work for us.(ML) It’s […]

In the Studio: Peter Mohall

Peter Mohall sits down with Erik Sommer to talk about his love of Hilma af Klint, how he remains challenged, the importance of seeing art in real life, and how the art world is becoming more trend-sensitive. I am excited about the current phenomena that forgotten painters, whom deserve more attention, get rediscovered. (ES) First, […]

In the Studio: Jenny Brosinski

Berlin artist Jenny Brosinski sits down with Erik Sommer to talk about her preference for pink and yellow spray paint, what language she thinks in while working, how she greets her studio every day, and what role titles play in her work. Everything is possible in the beginning. (ES) First, describe your work for us.(JB) […]