"What an artist is trying to do for people is to bring them closer to something, because art is about sharing: you wouldn’t be an artist unless you wanted to share an experience, a thought."

David Hockney, born today in 1937. (via whitneymuseum)

bombmagazine:


“No room for doubt”: the painter on her formalism, subjects, and sense of humor.

lechemilk:

my parents stance on my artwork: “I like it , but what is it?”

vicemag:

Brooklyn’s Domino Sugar Factory is now the site of Kara Walker’s 75’ sugar sphinx.
There is nothing like painting.

There is nothing like painting.

“Magic is no more than the art of employing consciously invisible means to produce visible effects.  Will, love, and imagination are magic powers that everyone possesses; and whoever knows how to develop them to their fullest extent is a magician.  Magic has but one dogma, namely, that the seen is the measure of the unseen.” 

—William Somerset Maugham, The Magician

Two Figures (for Arlene Shechet), 2014
Acrylic and pastel on paper

Two Figures (for Arlene Shechet), 2014

Acrylic and pastel on paper

Art site update

justinlbergin.tumblr.com has been updated in advance of my trips out to visit grad schools, peruse if you choose to! Feedback is welcome.