Episode 58 / VOICES ON ART – The VAN HORN Gallery Podcast / Chasing the experience | RJ MESSINEO, painter, Massachusetts and New York City
Recorded March 14, 2022, 35 min., language english

This is a special episode created in collaboration with Independent New York for the OVR of the upcoming edition of the fair from May 5, 2022 on. In this Episode painter RJ Messineo talks the „Aha“ moment when they realized that drawing can be a way to transcend things and creating new experiences. RJ craves the experience of painting, the state of being it evokes, like sugar. RJ talks in depth the process of working in the studio, the material connection they have with painting, the construction of their work and how their physical limitations after an accident made them have to find new ways to construct works and therefore created opportunity from hindrance. Observation, physicality, the scale, the space of the studio and the time it takes to observe and make it, the season in which a painting is created – all of this play a crucial role for the artist. They understand paintings as a kind of motor that propel themselves forward and RJ follows them by listening in the spirit of receiving and paying attention to the process. Painting is what they do, it get’s them through the days and years, step by step on to the next thing. RJ will have a solo presentation of their new works with Morán Morán at the uopcoming Independent New York.


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