Jack Tworkov: An Interview
1981 | 00:48:00 | United States | English | B&W | Mono | 4:3 | Video
Collection: On Art and Artists, Interviews, Single Titles
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Jack Tworkov was an important member of the first generation of Abstract Expressionist painters and was, for a number of years, head of the Yale University art program. Late in his career, his work became more geometric, as the mark and gesture was increasingly determined by isometric grid structures. This tape was shot a year before Tworkov’s death in 1982. “I came to the conclusion that the subconscious was banal. I began looking for some kind of form for constants that you could hold on to,” Tworkov says in this interview with Kate Horsfield. “Given a grid, the possibility of forms becomes infinite. What you choose is still spontaneous.”
A historical interview originally recorded in 1981 and re-edited in 2003.