Art is Process: Philip Guston

Philip Guston is an older man in this video. He’s alone in a museum and then working in his studio. His demeanour is calm and focused. He concentrates on painting a horizontal line with pink paint at the bottom of a large un-stretched canvas. The painting is hard to read but it has one of Philip’s trademark hooded figures in it and a number of round forms. It’s hard to see where the work will go but Philip’s approach is deliberate. He has an artistic vision and he works between abstraction and figuration. In his swinging America accent he tells us that; “The appearance may change, that’s why the comments about style sound strange to me, you know, you work in this style or that style as if you had a choice in the matter. What you’re doing is trying to stay alive and continue, not die. Therefore, it’s circular….”

Video credit: Michael Blackwood Productions

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