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Josh Smith in conversation with Anne Pontégnie

Filmed in Brussels, the artist discusses his exhibition Keyhole.

This video was made in accordance with the exhibition Keyhole at Xavier Hufkens.

Josh Smith: “I’m very familiar with paper and pressure. I was raised around that, I understand that and it applies to my painting a lot too. It’s part of my process of quality control. Maybe a question is about seriality. That’s so I can create a system of checks and balances. Because when I see a problem with one painting, I can learn to like it. Say ‘That painting is broken. How can I capitalise on that?’ It’s like a writer might write multiple drafts of a short story and some things are good and some things…”