Jose Lerma quote: “Since the work is not about likeness …”

JM: When you redraw images, you often leave out elements that would point to a specific person. Do you do this to let your materials speak or direct a viewer away from the original sources?

JL: Since the work is not about likeness, I can use paint less predictably. I try to use materials in such a way as to make them refer to something else. If I wanted something that looks like a highlighter, I would not use a highlighter. I would rather resize or transform another material to give the appearance of a highlighter.

McKinnon, John. “Stealing from Oneself: Jose Lerma in conversation with John McKinnon.” Art Papers,November/December 2011. pgs 18 – 23.
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