Here is the full length interview with James Lavadour. He speaks about art as a medium, a life of painting, and the origins of his recent work.
"When I started that body of work, I had two basic structures: one was a flowing landscape... and the other was an architectural abstraction. They were always two different things, running parallel. They never met. Until, I met [Norman]!"
[Referring to paint dripping down canvas, physicist Norman J Zabuski said "It's not drips, it's a fingering instability."]
"It was a revelation... that simple thing of architecture meeting landscape. I went through this whole period of concentrated learning. There were certain things I needed to know."
"So the whole purpose of a painting would be, for me, to be an informative cosmic event that connects human beings. Its purpose is, I really think, is to find a way of connecting the complexities of the human psyche, the human contemplative faculty, beyond words, beyond culture, in a great way."
"Blasting Western civilization, and grids and melody, and all these things that created these incredibly destructive demarcations on the land. Being able to blast that conceptually and see the world as one thing, humanity as one being, was revolutionary." [James Lavadour referring to John Coltrane's music]