Studio Visit with Erin Lawlor
Such a pleasure to visit Erin at her studio today to review available paintings for a client. And an added treat to get a sneak preview of her work going to the Glyptotek Museum in Copenhagen for her solo show, curated by Clausen Pedersen.
On being asked to describe her working routine…..
“There’s always an in-between time of doing nothing when I first arrive in the studio. I often start by finishing up the crossword puzzle I’ve started on the way up in the bus. It’s funny but I know a couple of painters who do that and I suppose there’s something visually satisfying and no doubt reassuring about a finished crossword. I suppose we all have our different ways of appropriating the space and re-appropriating the work itself. It takes a bit of time, looking at what’s in there, what interests me in what’s gone before, what I’ll allow to survive and what hasn’t made it through the night. Coffee, and cigarettes. So many rituals of approach, and the inevitable preparation of paint, brushes! There’s an in-between time, which is more about setting aside the outside world and a letting go than it is about any technical preparation. At some point I turn the music up loud and just get on with it, and stop when I run out of light or time or floor-space.”
Jan 7th, 2016