Artists on Art – Mark Grotjahn on John McLaughlin

Mark Grotjahn gained renown beginning in the 1990s for his “butterfly” paintings and drawings—deceptively simple compositions of radiating lines that at once suggest perspectival space and lie flat on a surface rich in chromatic and textural nuance. Grotjahn’s interest in modernism is evident in his recent “mask” series of painted bronze sculptures. His work has been shown widely, with solo exhibitions at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, and the Portland Art Museum in Oregon. The exhibition John McLaughlin Paintings: Total Abstraction was on view at LACMA in 2016–17.

For Artists on Art, Mark Grotjahn speaks on #26 by John McLaughlin.