"Courtyard" (2006)

"Courtyard," 2006
Cel vinyl and aerosol enamel on gessoed canvas over panel, 102 x 86 inches. Photo by Douglas M. Parker Studio.
Courtesy the artist and Regen Projects, Los Angeles.

"I don’t necessarily view the making of the painting as a sequence of solving problems. I see it more as a sequence of responses. So, for me, there’s the big gesture. Okay. I did it. Now what am I going to do with it? I don’t necessarily see it as a problem, but more as a challenge. How do I enhance the meaning? How do I perfume it? So it’s more of a call and response."

- Lari Pittman