Lorna Simpson On Perspective, the Intricacies of Layering, and Doing What She Will – Colossal

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June 5, 2023

Paulette Beete

“Earth & Sky #24” (2016), collage on paper, 11 x 8 1/2 inches. All photos by James Wang, courtesy of the artist and Hauser & Wirth, © Lorna Simpson, shared with permission

While Lorna Simpson is primarily known as a photographer, she isn’t limited to one particular medium, working across photography, paint, collage and sculpture in an intuitive process she discusses in a new interview.

I think in terms of making art or working, it’s not always comfortable. It’s not always guaranteed… A lot of times, there’s maybe a lot of questions, or it can have that thing where I’m not quite sure I’m going to pull off. I’m not entirely sure if that’s a good idea or how it works. Time and time again, I’ve come to respect being uncomfortable and lean more into the process of figuring things out as a way forward.

In this conversation with Colossal contributor Paulette Beete, Simpson describes how her perspective and gaze change over time, why she needs to prevent analysis when creating, and what it means, as a Black female artist, to always be true to herself. herself and her work.

Read the interview.

A collage of three women with disconnected faces

“Walk with me” (2020), collage on paper, 29 3/8 x 22 1/2 inches

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