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Jack Whitten: In the Studio

Jack Whitten talks about his life and work in his studio in Queens, New York, ahead of his 2017 exhibition ‘More Dimensions Than You Know: Jack Whitten, 1979 – 1989’ at Hauser & Wirth London.
A Frieze Studios production, 2017
Celebrated for his innovative processes of applying and transfiguring paint in works alert to politics, identity, and societal coordinates, Jack Whitten holds a unique place in the narrative of postwar American art. Over the course of his five decade career, Whitten constructed a bridge between gestural abstraction and process art, experimenting ceaselessly to arrive at a nuanced language of painting that hovers between mechanical automation and deeply personal expression.