In the Studio: Seany Andrews

Taking a break from preparing for his upcoming solo show at Shit Art Club, Seany Andrews, aka The Mac, sits down with Erik Sommer to talk about Dr. Seuss, universal interconnectivity, gardening, and his new paintings that are no longer paintings. I love my reflection time. (ES) Describe your work for us.(SA)My work is a … Read more

In the Studio: David Hanes

Fresh off his solo exhibition Still Alive, David Hanes sits down with Erik Sommer to talk about acceptance, repetition, the significance of being in-between, and the pleasure of mixing paint from scratch. Art is my constant, and it remains my mode of engaging with a world I often misunderstand and feel disconnected from. (ES) Describe … Read more

In the Studio: Nils Jendri

Nils Jendri sits down with Erik Sommer to talk about hostels, using spray paint as a brush, earning a PhD in philosophy, and dreaming colors. “Painting is to enjoy the pure moment.” (ES) Describe your work for us.(NJ) I usually paint with spray paint. The one brush I have I use sometimes for the first … Read more

In the Studio: Bram Braam

Bram Braam sits down with Erik Sommer to talk about the anarchistic character of Berlin, paying attention to specific details, reflecting on built environments, and thinking about how to physically occupy a space. A rough old surface can look very classy if you put it in the right order. (ES) First, describe your work for … Read more

In the Studio: Tyrrell Winston

Tyrrell Winston sits down with Erik Sommer to talk about celebrity as commodity, embedded history, David Hammons, and the shadows that define public facing figures. I am fascinated with giving new life to the broken and overlooked. (ES) Describe your work for us.(TW) Most of my work is rooted on the street/road. It revolves around … Read more

In the Studio: Marco Paul Lorenzetti

Marco Paul Lorenzetti sits down with Erik Sommer to talk about excess, the universal idea, memories of fishing, and committing to the process. My greatest surprise is when meaning is created without intention. (ES) Describe your work for us.(MPL) My work is about my life and memories. I use narrative as a structure to paint … Read more

In the Studio: Samuel Jablon

Samuel Jablon sits down with Erik Sommer to talk about his background in poetry, Joan Mitchell, feeling optimistically doomed, and taking his work to the next level. Once I start painting all I care about is the paint. (ES) First, describe your work for us.(SJ) My work is about poetry as much as it is … Read more

In the Studio: Daisy Parris

Daisy Parris sits down with Erik Sommer to talk about jigsaw puzzles, the history of South London, the difference between painting on paper and canvas, and being healed by the process. I am a sucker for nostalgia. (ES) Tell us a bit about your background. Where did you grow up?(DP) I grew up in Kent, … Read more

In the Studio: Joseph Clarke

As he prepares for a group show at Lewisham Arthouse Joseph Clarke checks in with Erik Sommer to talk about investigating instability, exploring space and context, researching historic art movements, and the documentation of process. Writing and researching have become integral to my practice. (ES) Describe your work for us.(JC) I am exploring the effect … Read more