In the Studio: Dan Flanagan

Dan Flanagan sits down with Erik Sommer to talk about the Prado Museum, knocking on wood, political cartoons, and meeting Susan Rothenberg. I am heavily influenced by New York City. (ES) Describe your work for us.(DF) I would describe it simply as big drawings. Tell us a bit about your background. Where did you grow […]

In the Studio: Rachel Howard

Rachel Howard sits down with Erik Sommer to talk about her use of control and chance, misappropriating material, the importance of drawing, and the privilege of living with art in the house. I never follow the instructions. (ES) Describe your work for us.(RH) I do not have a style per se, as I do not […]

In the Studio: Andrea Carpita

Andrea Carpita sits down with Erik Sommer to talk about his recognizable palette, his use of digital sketches, the importance of staying connected, and Kurt Cobain. I am looking for a way to paint everything. (ES) Describe your work for us.(AC) This is the most complex question. I do not have a clear answer to […]

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: Hetty Douglas

Hetty Douglas sits down with Erik Sommer to talk about her love of Pink Angels, the bluntness of text, making herself vulnerable to the canvas, and finding comfort in texture. I just love to paint. (ES) Describe your work for us.(HD) An exploration of self, surrounding fears, feelings of confusion, sadness, hate, love and hope. […]

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: Ricardo Passaporte

Ricardo Passaporte sits down with Erik Sommer to talk about Freddie Brice, Google street view, logos and brands, and not chilling in his studio. I like to see silver on concrete. (ES) Describe your work for us.(RP) It is not easy for me. The moments when I think about my work are before I start […]

In the Studio: Taylor Anton White

Fresh off his show at Monica King Contemporary, Taylor Anton White sits down with Erik Sommer to talk about green studio chairs, William Anastasi, stuffed macaws, and the importance of mimicry. I get excited when something I do is interpreted in a totally different way than I intended. (ES) Describe your work for us.(TAW) One […]

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

Erik Sommer sits down with artist Felix Schramm to hear 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 […]