Talking with Terry Winters

On the occasion of Terry Winters’s show at Matthew Marks, Phong Bui, publisher of The Brooklyn Rail, and consulting editors David Levi Strauss and Peter Lamborn Wilson (who are both writing essays on Winters’s work for a forthcoming book from the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin) met with Winters to talk about his new work. “For me, painting’s capacity to make images through the manipulation of materials seems to be its most powerful and magical quality. How a painting is built is a big part of what it means. Mark-making, gesture and touch—those are the key components as to how to generate images through painting. I just hope that each painting is an extension or an expansion of previous work. In terms of the early work, I wanted to move away from the reductive reading botanical and biological imagery encouraged. I wanted, from that point on, to emphasize what I thought were my own concerns and connections with material, process and architecture. I was interested in developing a vitalized geometry, an abstract force that the paintings could embody.” Read more.

Terry Winters: Knotted Graphs,” Matthew Marks, New York, NY. Through Jan. 24.

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