gerhard richter

On Artists Having a Style

Do you know artists who have a recognizable “style”? Many artists paint the same way, or in a similar way, using the same type of tools and materials, for most of their professional artistic life. They probably do this because they have been told that having a consistent look to all their art work will make them well known and appreciated. The well-known part is somewhat true, but the appreciated or successful part is not. Consider this statement about the late, great abstract artist, John Hoyland by Andrew Lambirth in 2009: “There are those artists who mine a single seam […]

September 23, 2020

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