Here, we ask an artist to frame the essential details behind one of their latest works.
Bio: Daniel Gibson, 44, Los Angeles (@hotburrrito1)
Title of work: Ocotillo Song.
Where to see it: Almine Rech (39 East 78 St, New York) until July 30.
Three words to describe it: Release, discovery, and surface.
What was on your mind at the time: Gratitude for being able to sit and make paintings. That I have the time to be able to tell these stories.
An interesting feature that’s not immediately noticeable: I tend to hide figures, stories, and faces in the work. Most times the hidden story is mine and the rest is yours.
How it reflects your practice as a whole: I usually stay in the work even when I’m not physically painting or drawing. It’s a consistent search.
One song that captures its essence: “It’s Easier Now” by Jason Molina.