"At this time in my life, I’m ready to accept or own a kind of romance and melancholy or melodrama that I wasn’t ready to reveal before. It was always there in my inner life as an artist, but I was too afraid to share it."
From "Art in the Twenty-First Century" Season 6 (2012)
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Having painted in small-town Maine and downtown Manhattan, British-born artist Rackstraw Downes travels through rural Texas in search of new landscapes to inspire his panoramic paintings which explore the quandaries of representing the three dimensional world in two dimensions.