All in Interviews

Jay Heikes

Marianne Boesky Gallery

Heikes explores the physical and perceptual barriers inspired by today’s social and political landscape through his installations that guide the viewer around the space with their abstract angles and forms. Yasemin Vargi interviewed Jay Heikes about his recent body of work.

until June 17, 2017

Tobias Pils

Galerie Eva Presenhuber

“Before I start to work on a new painting, I have a clear vision of its motif, temperature, and its form. However, the process of painting itself is the chance to lead me to a point and solution that I could not have thought of in advance. Sometimes, the painting is finished when any trace of the primary idea has dissolved.” — Tobias Pils

until June 17, 2017

Jennifer Wen Ma

Sandra Gering Inc.

Blending characteristics of traditional Chinese art with a contemporary approach, Jennifer Wen Ma creates delicate, ephemeral installations using hand cut paper, ink, glass, and light.

until July 28, 2017

Shirin Neshat

Gladstone Gallery

Street-cast from an upstate town where the artist spends some of her time, the opaque figures reflect Neshat’s interpretation of American identity. Artspeak director Osman Can Yerebakan spoke with Neshat about Dreamers. 

until June 17, 2017

Taner Ceylan

Paul Kasmin Gallery

“I have always depicted lives, people, and environments I desire at their best; this is my phantasy universe in a way. I, for sure, had to face many difficulties and challenges due to the nature of my paintings next to amazing things that happened thanks to them.” — Taner Ceylan

until May 13, 2017

Tess Jaray

Albertz Benda Gallery

The artist's first solo show in New York, featuring paintings from 2001 to 2012, this recent body of work reflects Jaray's quest to distill her compositions to a degree of geometric purity. Our editor Yasemin Vargi interviewed the artist who was in New York for her recent exhibition opening.

until May 25, 2017

Thiago Rocha Pitta

Marianne Boesky Gallery

The Brazilian artist Thiago Rocha Pitta finds inspiration in mysteries and precision of nature. With its unpredictable transformations and resolute magnitude, the nature is in the core of the artist’s mesmerizing fresco works and tranquil video piece in The First Green. Our editor Osman Can Yerebakan spoke with the artist who is currently in his hometown Sao Paulo.   

until April 29, 2017

Celia Forner

Hauser & Wirth

Fifteen globally renowned artists channel their creative vision for wearable art in Portable Art: A Project spearheaded by Spanish model and jewelry designer Celia Forner. Our editor Osman Can Yerebakan interviewed Celia Forner. 

until June 17, 2017

Piers Secunda

Jaeckel Gallery

Piers Secunda’s ISIS Bullet Hole Paintings introduces a series of sculptures that merge molds of bullet holes he painstakingly gathered from cities under ISIS attack and forms of ancient Greek and Assyrian artworks.

until May 6, 2017

Benoit Delhomme

Daniel Cooney Fine Art

Read our interview with Paris-based artist and cinematographer Benoit Delhomme about his current exhibition, his balance between painting and cinematography, and other film makers like David Lynch and Federico Fellini who also transferred their creative visions onto canvas. 

until May 6, 2017

Olaf Breuning

Metro Pictures

New York-based Swiss artist Olaf Breuning's recent work consists of hand-painted ceramic sculptures exhibited alongside black ink and white paper drawings. Our editor Yasemin Vargi interviewed the artist about his recent solo exhibition.

until April 15, 2017

Enrique Martinez Celaya

Jack Shainman Gallery

Cuban-born and Los Angeles-based artist Enrique Martinez Celaya returns New York for his second solo exhibition with Jack Shainman Gallery. Our editor Osman Can Yerebakan interviewed the artist about The Gypsy Camp.

until April 22, 2017

Yoan Capote

Jack Shainman Gallery

Read our interview with Yoan Capote about his Jack Shainman Gallery exhibition Palangre which will close tomorrow. In this exhibition, Capote uses fish hooks to illustrate the surface of the sea, asking his viewers’ close inspection to enjoy the unexpected and alarming aesthetic of fish hooks nailed onto linen surface.  

until March 11, 2017

Sandra Muss

VOLTA NY

“The doors have the power to connect us to mystical, magical, and mythical possibilities, but it takes a lot of courage to be able to walk through them. One risks that there could be nothing on the other side of the door; it takes a leap of faith to make that kind of transition.” — Sandra Muss

until March 5, 2017

Alice Neel

David Zwirner

Artspeak director Osman Can Yerebakan met the influential art and theatre critic Hilton Als at David Zwirner to talk about his curatorial project Alice Neel, Uptown, a personal and meticulous exhibition focusing on paintings Alice Neel created throughout her five-decade-long residence in New York’s East Harlem.

until April 22, 2017

Samuel Levi Jones

Galeri Lelong

A few days after the U.S. presidential election results were announced, contributor Shama Rahman spoke with Jones about Burning all illusion, the artist’s first solo exhibition with Galerie Lelong. They discussed unexpected elements of his newest works, behind-the-scenes stories of his material acquisition process, and current events.