In Studio w/ Jean Cherouny: Spider on wheels spinning paints and wheels on canvas.
Jean Cherouny is an American abstract expressionist artist, best known for her distinctive
“Rollerblade Paintings” and public performances that burst with athletic energy, yet
possess an ethereal, meditative quality. Cherouny’s “action paintings” feature an eye-catching interplay of vibrant colors, repetitive patterns, and intricate textures. Each rolling wheel on the canvas represents movement and flow and embodies a striking synthesis of personal creativity and athleticism. As Jean glides her rollerblades across the canvas, her thoughts turn to the boundless freedom of nature. Drawing inspiration from the beauty of the natural world, she infuses her work with a sense of awe and wonder that captivates and transforms.
In this week’s virtual studio visit, we are visiting the artist Jean Cherouny at her studio in Aruba. She is best known for her “rollerblade paintings” that burst with athletic energy, yet possess an ethereal, meditative quality. Jean shares how inspired by our article she renewed her studio space which led her to be more constructive she has more room for her action paintings now. She shares how she starts her day and how the past year has been for her artistic practice.
1. How are you setting up your studio for the New Year?
2. What is one ritual or thing that you do at the beginning of the New Year in your studio?
3. Looking at last year, what work are you most proud of?
4. What does a typical day in the studio look like for you?
“I think of myself as a giant spider or a spider on wheels, spinning those wheels and spreading paint on canvas. The speed of the wheels allows me to paint in this expressionist style, applying paint quickly while absorbing the nature around me.”Jean Cherouny
5. Could you share the studio spaces you work from? Is it your kitchen table or a fancy studio? How has your creative process evolved?
6. How are you setting up the tone for your studio practice this new year?
7. A favorite book you like to read?
“As in a dance, the shapes are fashioned with my rolling wheels on the canvas. I feel a sense of the power to change something, even though it remains unclear what it is.”Jean Cherouny
8. Can we sneak in your current artwork on your table?
9. How do you take your studio practice beyond your studio?
10. How would you describe the year 2023 for your studio practice.
11. How do you overcome a creative block and let the creative juices flow?
12. The first piece of art you made while working here in this studio.
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