My paintings are mostly made from reverie, and luck.

I do like very thin, wet paint. When I was young I worked through all the different ways to paint. I used pasty paint and built it up. I fell in love with Matisse’s way of using very little paint. I liked the elegance of using thin paint. When I was really young and painting, I really didn’t have a way that I knew I could put paint down. I hadn’t figured out what I liked. I didn’t want to lean towards subjective motivation, where the brush stroke is totally subjectively motivated. I wanted to be more like a sign painter, where it was objectively motivated. In other words, I wanted to know where the paint was going. I made a decision, I thought, that’s the kind of artist I wanted to be. — Ron Gorchov
The late Ron Gorchov was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1930. He attended the University of Mississippi in 1947, spending the following two years at the Roosevelt College & Art Institute in Chicago and rounded up his studies at the University of Illinois in 1951. As a groundbreaking artist, Gorchov bridged sculpture and abstract painting, developing a singular artistic vocabulary over decades of practice. He belonged to a generation of painters who removed their canvases from the rectangular stretcher seeking a new pictorial field, and within his signature curved canvases he united form and content while preserving their tensions. His...
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