The show features a focused body of work loosely highlighting memorable moments of Dill's experiences throughout Oakland. Dill's Paintings range from exterior abstractions of corner stores to beautifully bleak landscapes taken from fuzzy memories of his life living in Oakland. The work is playful but serious, radiating an immensely consistent color palette which brings the viewer into Dill's personal narrative. While the content remains very direct, the loose painterly application gives an addicting quality that keeps the viewer wanting to visually dissect many layers of the story. - Brock Brake - Pt. 2 Gallery
Building on a long standing tradition within Danish modernist painting, Sejr's work is rich with carefully structured compositions and balanced colors. Far removed from the vase and flower paintings from earlier in his career, his works now seem almost entirely abstract. - Galleri Jacob Bjørn
I want to make paintings that are easy to relate to/ easy to enjoy. I think both pop and formal abstraction are the easiest types of art to engage with. Pop art is a good lubricant for taking in the hard stuff. And, I think using one to make the other makes the experience almost fully inclusive. I try to synthesize the formal application and language of painting down to, at least how I see it, a limited, more efficient vocabulary. - Jonathan Casella
My paintings typically take a few weeks from start to finish. Ones involving hard edges require lots of taping, so that’s slow going. The newest oil bar pieces, can last three or four weeks, painting all day. Some take years. When you think a piece is finished but then it suddenly thrusts itself back into your life. “Untitled (yellow and yellow)” went from 2016 into 2017. It flipped the calendar. - JRS
Because we don’t stop to feed the collective pot with other desires, we have the time to make experiments and trials. We have to show, share and speak about the results. This is like a prospection, or an investigation in which we are creating the clues, one after another, which the main purpose can be unclear. So this leans to the idea of a laboratory, I might say. But at the same time, I would love to consider a certain automaticity in the research and in the making. Because it cuts you from the aura/weight of the main goal. By considering one step after another, we are more focused on what is happening here and now. In result, each step...