Artist Interview: Vanessa Lam speaks with Tristesse Seeliger
In this candid interview, Vanessa talks about her style of painting and collage and why she chooses abstract expressionism as an art movement to reference. Vanessa describes why she embraces process and different mediums to produce her explosive and vibrant paintings. Vanessa experiments with all types of materials that often leads her to the hardware store for tools. To convey complex human emotion she uses controlled accidents, gestural marks, drips, spills, and deliberate mark-making. Her work is a paradox of-in-the-moment consciousness mixed with steady and slow contemplation. Vanessa assigns us a creative project that will get you moving on this art form as well as thinking about creating in a new way with old work. Enjoy!
Interview rebroadcast with permission.