In the Studio: Ciro Duclos

Ciro Duclos sits down with Erik Sommer to talk about James Turrell, the architectural features of his work, how he started questioning materials, and the significance of borders. I like to play with the viewers’ expectations. (ES) Describe your work for us.(CD) My main medium is sculpture and installation. I like to play with the […]

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: 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: 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: Martin Lukáč

Erik Sommer sits down with artist Martin Lukáč to hear 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) […]

In the Studio: Peter Mohall

Erik Sommer sits down with artist Peter Mohall to hear 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) […]

In the Studio: Marco Pariani

Erik Sommer sits down with Italian artist Marco Pariani to hear about his childhood outside of Milan, how living in Brooklyn has influenced his work, his relationship with oil and spray paint, and how he hates routines. I feel like I am a part of something and this is cool. (ES) First, describe your work […]

In the Studio: Jenny Brosinski

Erik Sommer sits down with Berlin artist Jenny Brosinski to hear 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) […]