Friday, February 16th, 2018

A PICK FROM THE ARCHIVES: Studio Visit with Clintel Steed

” I fight to stay myself. I do paint a lot of motifs sometimes, I do have a lot of things going on, but I’m always just searching for that purity. I am always trying to be affected by where I am at, where I am standing at the moment. I am using history, I am using my moment. I want to be a sponge in that way. So if it comes out, it comes out. Thinking about Van Gogh: when he was painting those paintings he didn’t know what they were going to be for us in a hundred years, but that constant searching, looking, making is what made him, so somehow that’s the way I want to be, constantly acting and making. Talking about things that are important to me.”

From “That is What Painters Do. We Look for Subject Matter“: Clintel Steed in conversation with David Cohen, August 25th, 2017
Selected from the archives because of the artist’s present exhibition at 1GAP Gallery (see advertisement, left)