Interviews

Wayne Thiebaud, photographed in front of Fields and Furrows (2002), in 2013. Photo: Sacramento State/Mary Weikert

Geometry, pastries and paint: an interview with Wayne Thiebaud

‘I started painting these triangles and turning them into pies. I thought, “My God! I’m done in! Nobody will ever take me seriously!”’

16 Sep 2017
David Lamelas. Photo: Celeste Leeuwenburg

‘I think of myself as a producer of ideas’

Pioneering conceptual artist David Lamelas on space, identity, and taking advice from Anthony Caro

28 Aug 2017
Carolee Schneemann holding a Venetian lion mask, photographed in London in May 2017, Photo: Benjamin McMahon

Painting for pleasure: an interview with Carolee Schneemann

Carolee Schneemann talks about capturing the moment – and explains why ‘performance art’ is a demeaning term

12 Aug 2017
Adoration (after Jan Gossaert) (detail; 2015–16), Raqib Shaw. Photo: White Cube, Ben Westoby; © Raqib Shaw

‘Your integrity towards your art is what matters’

Raqib Shaw discusses working in silence, the perks of porcupine quills, and how his native Kashmir inspired his love of detail

8 Jul 2017
Frank Bowling, photographed in his studio in London in April 2017.

‘My life has always been about painting’

Frank Bowling has been experimenting with paint for six decades – but it still surprises him

1 Jul 2017
Ant Farm at Yang Zhen (Beijing), China (2003–10), Wim Delvoye. Courtesy Studio Wim Delvoye, Belgium

‘The Cloaca are machines, they’re animals, they’re us’

Wim Delvoye discusses merde-making machines, mass production, pig tattoos and Europe’s messy future

29 May 2017

‘Everything I know comes from painting’

The possibilities of paint are inexhaustible, says the German artist Markus Lüpertz

20 May 2017
Mexico City 3 (Zócalo, MUCA/UNAM, 2007), Spencer Tunick

Mass nudity and a decoy magician

How Spencer Tunick turned public nakedness into art – while avoiding the police

19 May 2017
Berengo Studio glassmasters working on a Tony Cragg sculpture, ‘Glasstress 2009’. Courtesy Fondazione Berengo

The man on a mission to re-energise Murano glass

‘Letting Murano glass die is like allowing the Colosseum to collapse’

8 May 2017
Helen and Her Hula-hoop, Lynemouth, Northumberland (1984; negative); (1985; print), Chris Killip. J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles. Courtesy the artist.

‘These works resonate in America now’

Chris Killip’s photographs of the north of England are as relevant today as they were 30 years ago

24 Apr 2017