Unintended Things to Happen
In a culture full of digital images and copies, painting is a “singular lens with the capacity to reflect an individual’s vision,” says American artist Terry Winters. Hear how he applies a “painterly approach” to his work with printmaking and drawing.
Painting, drawing and printmaking, says Winters, are all the same thing: “they come from a fundamental ambition to engage material and imagery in order to produce some sort of transformation.” Active on the New York art scene since the 1970s, Winters lists Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Cy Twombly and Barnett Newman as strong sources of inspiration. Painting, he says, “if anything, is part of a long, ongoing conversation in which one attempts to say something new inside of what has already been said.”
Terry Winters (b. 1949) is an American painter, draftsman, and printmaker. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2013 and his work has been shown at the Tate Gallery and the Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, UK, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA, Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany and Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark.
Terry Winters was interviewed by Anders Kold at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark in August 2015.
Camera: Klaus Elmer
Edited by: Klaus Elmer
Produced by: Marc-Christoph Wagner
Copyright: Louisiana Channel, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 2016
Supported by Nordea-fonden