||Pearls from artists* # 426
||Q: Another interesting series of yours that has impressed me is your recent “Black Paintings.” The pieces in this series are darker than the ones in “Domestic Threats.” You create an effective mix between the dark background and the few bright tones, which establish such a synergy rather than a contrast, and all the dark creates a prelude to light. It seems to reveal such a struggle, a deep tension, and intense emotions. Any comments on your choice of palette and how it has changed over time?
||Q: What’s the point of all of this? Shouldn’t we be discussing how to end poverty or promote world peace? What can art do?
||Q: You have sometimes spoken about your early work as a portrait artist. When and why did you start making portraits? Do you still do them?
||Q: Why do you work in series?
||Q: Does your work look different to you on days when you are sad, happy, etc.?