I biked over to Anne Russinof’s studio a few days ago to bring her a painting and see what she’d been working on of late. It turns out she’s been working on a lot of new pieces at once, exploring a few new forms of compositional parametrics, and just generally infusing the world—per her norm—with abundant, mostly bright, always very subtly woven layers of color.
While we looked at a great many paintings both complete and yet-in-the-works, we talked about framings and depths, ceiling arches and segmented circles, chromatic foundations and exploitable interstices, brushstroke ends of greater and lesser definition, rings that resurface and verticals that bend inward, and the considered and purposeful pauses sometimes required before declaring an artwork done.
We also talked about beer and coffee, the perils of biking and how bikers help to imperil walking, the joys and exhibitional potential of capacious lobbies in Manhattan, and mixed notions of economico-cultural vacuity that inform discussions of speculative bubbles in art and real estate markets.
Here are a few images from my visit. Note that Anne is still working on many of these paintings. More information and images are on her website.
Paul D’Agostino, Ph.D. is an artist, writer, translator, curator and professor living in Bushwick, Brooklyn. More information about him is available here, and you can find him as @postuccio on Instagram and Twitter.