Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The Questionnaire - Lisa Pressman

The Questionnaire is meant to be a lighter version of a bio, a little more revealing in some respects and personal without all the facts bogging it down. I supply the questions and the respondents supply the answers. Either one or both of us supply the images.

             L i s a  P r e s s m a n             

What is your favorite color?

Depends but usually a lime green 

"Underneath," encaustic, 14"x11"

What is your favorite word?


What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?

Art, laughter and kindness

Lisa after her talk at the 2010 encaustic conference

What turns you off?


What profession other than artist would you most like to be?

An actor 

What is your favorite book or movie?

Godfather 1 and 2, High Fidelity 

Who is your favorite musician, musical group or style of music?

Folk music (old and new) 

What do you most value in your friends?

Acceptance, honesty and humor

Name three artists whose work has influenced your own or whose work you most relate to.

Eva Hesse, Matisse, Jackson Pollock 

Eva Hesse, Rope Piece

Henri Matisse, "Interieur Rouge," 1947

Jackson Pollock

Name an artist whose work you admire but which may be unlike yours. 

Michal Rovner, Agnes Martin, Jasper Johns 

Michael Rovner, see Pace Gallery link

Agnes Martin work  (video interview with Agnes Martin)

Jasper Johns, "Target", 1958

What is your idea of earthly happiness?

Great wine, great friends, great food and love (not necessarily in that order) 

Note: Lisa posted alternate answers to these questions on her own blog. So take a look.

Work by Lisa Pressman

"The Rooms of Anais Nin," encaustic, 38" x 24"

"Following," encaustic and oil, 24" x 24", 2010

"Whirlwind," encaustic and oil, 24" x 24", 2009

"Red Rectangle 15," 12" x 12", ink and wax on paper, 2010

"Red Rectangle 16." 12" x 12", ink and wax on paper, 2010

Untitled, oil on canvas on board, 34" x 34", 2010

Untitled, oil on board, 36" x 40", 2010


Terry Jarrard-Dimond said...

Thank you for the Questionnaire on Lisa. Her work is fresh and interesting. I am so amazed at how many artists list Eva Hesse as an influence. God Bless you Eva.

Nancy Natale said...

Thanks for commenting on Lisa's post, Terry. You're right that so many claim Eva Hesse as an inspiration. It's impressive that her short life yielded so much rich work and provoked such thought among those who came after her. What a pity that she died so soon.

lisa said...

Thanks for opportunity. It was fun and my answers change everyday it seems.

Ian MacLeod said...

I love Lisa's work - thank you for posting this Nancy. I also like the honesty in Lisa's reply about how her answers change everyday.