I had a wide ranging and thoroughly enjoyable conversation with artist Vincent Xeus in New York. Vincent paints rich paintings in the style of the old masters with a contemporary twist that lives somewhere between figuration and abstraction.
Vincent has won awards from the Portrait Society of America and the Art Renewal Center among others. He has had many solo exhibitions and participated in numerous group shows and his paintings are collected eagerly throughout the world.
We talk about, life, the universe, Vincent’s childhood in China, Marilyn Monroe, and of course art, lots of art and painting . . .
Here are the main points of what we talk about:
- Capturing light,
- Model making,
- Color palette,
- Artistic motivations,
- Crossing eye vs squinting,
- Canvas shape,
- Copyright photo reference,
- Work space,
- Underlying themes,
- Chinese Scar artists,
- Big art dreams,
- Most moving painting,
To find out more about Vincent and his work
Materials referenced in the podcast . . .
Sennelier Oil Paint
Rett Ashby at Masterwork frames
Most moving paintings to make . . .
Thanks for listening!
Theme music by The Argyle Pimps. Thanks lads.