15 May On Rothko
“Untitled”, Mark Rothko – Phillips Collections
One of the the most influential artists for me is Mark Rothko. I love the simplicity of his work, and yet his work is emotionally powerful and complex on a monumental level.
When I visited his works at the Tate in London in 2010, I stood quite close to his paintings and I was literally swaying, hypnotized. Every movement in his brushstrokes is deliberate, alive, and symbolic. I get his work. I think Rothko is a genius as many others do, and I am so happy he created all these monumental paintings.
I haven’t found a painter like him who has had such an effect on me. The experience is all there before you, and you never know what may come up for you when you take the time to stand or sit in front of one of these environments for at least a half hour: more like all day for me!