Throughout my career I have developed paintings in series. One painting will often suggest alternatives that can be followed and exploited. Ideas can spread like branches of a tree. Although I am most interested in the process of painting, I often use a computer to revisit earlier states of a painting and to try out color or form changes.
In 2012, as part of an ongoing series of talks organized and presented by Marika Herskovic, Roy Nicholson gave a lecture in which he describes how he navigates between abstraction and representation in his work ranging from large-scale paintings and painting installations, such as the Federal Reserve Bank’s 52 Weeks installation, to public commissions like those at Union Station in Los Angeles or Hicksville Station on Long Island, New York.
Click here to watch the lecture on YouTube