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Jonathan VanDyke

Installation for abc Berlin, 2015
presented by Loock Galerie, Germany

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Installation view, 1/9unosunove galeria, Rome, 2015

Self Portrait as My Mother, as an Actress, as a Stranger, as a Painter, 2013
Performance view, Presented by Qwatz and 1/9unosunove, Rome Performed by Sonia Viviani


Q:
What recent artists have been the most inspiring to you?
A:
I've been studying the early Renaissance painter Agnolo Gaddi—whose coloration and patterning is influencing my new work—as well as Amish quilts and Navajo Eyedazzler blankets, a long-term inspiration for my sewn paintings.
And we've been so lucky in NYC this past year to have several incredible artist retrospectives -- the great Martin Wong at the Bronx Museum, Hammershøi at Scandinavia House, and now David Hammons at Mnuchin Gallery. I've been thinking a lot about each of these shows.

Q:
How would you describe your relationship with Botana and Ellis?
A:
They've described me as Director, Brother, Uncle, Colleague, Counsellor, Coach. They constantly bring new ideas and possibilities to my painting practice. I'm always super excited when I have a chance to get their energy and insight in the studio.

Q:
What is your ideal future project?
A:
I'd love to design a site-specific installation in a big unusual space, especially one where I could build an architectural maze that would display both sides of the paintings. Ideally this installation would include performers showing up each day and moving in and around the installation; the whole thing evolving as a performance of painting and a space of gesture.

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