Whereas miniature painting has a history as a decorative art form that documents history, my work in miniature focuses more on self-expression. I strive to create work that has its own voice, instead of producing a beautiful, yet inaccessible object.
When Ai Weiwei enrolled at the Art Students League from 1983 to 1986, he encountered a multi-generational community of dedicated teachers and students, deeply rooted in the mid-twentieth century avant-garde.
“For me, with Pollock’s Mural, I was looking at something that had been created that was about art, that was about itself, that could be its own reference.” —Bruce Dorfman
In “Boy in a Red Waistcoat,” his latest article for the “Master Class” column of Artist’s Magazine, Jerry Weiss suggests Cézanne had a connection to classical sources far greater than many of today’s classical realists would acknowledge.