Another unusual aspect of your work is that it incorporates a lot of content, narrative scenes and often writing.
Oh, you’ve got to have content; I think it’s cowardly to avoid content. I judged a competition the other day and among the 700 works the number of wishy-washy semi-abstract paintings I saw was incredible. It was as though they wanted to make art, but didn’t want to say anything. I hate the aimless, apparently transcendent thing in sub-Rothkos: “Oh, this is all about spirituality.” Fuck off. Why isn’t it about your mother-in-law or poverty or war?
What is your content about?
Things that have interested me all my life: religion, kinky sex, class, taste, folk art—stuff like that.
Yay! Go “content”!!