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Still from “Virtual Studio Visit: Klaus Biesenbach in Conversation with Mark Grotjahn”

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Virtual Studio Visit
Klaus Biesenbach in Conversation with Mark Grotjahn

In the Virtual Studio Visit series from the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, director Klaus Biesenbach digitally connects with artists around the world. Here, he speaks with Mark Grotjahn in his Los Angeles studio during a visit recorded in late April 2020. Together they discuss life under lockdown and Grotjahn’s work, from his student days to the present.

Still from “Virtual Studio Visit: Klaus Biesenbach in Conversation with Mark Grotjahn”

Still from “Artists on Art: Mark Grotjahn on John McLaughlin”

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Artists on Art
Mark Grotjahn on John McLaughlin

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s Artists on Art video series features contemporary artists speaking on objects of their choice from the museum’s collection. In this video, Mark Grotjahn explains what draws him to #26 (1961) by the American abstract painter John McLaughlin (1898–1976). Describing McLaughlin’s practice of setting up parameters and finding possibilities within them, Grotjahn also discusses his own experience of making geometric abstractions and the joy of “losing yourself into that void.”

Still from “Artists on Art: Mark Grotjahn on John McLaughlin”