Jordan Casteel (QuarARTine special episode)

Russell and Robert meet leading artist Jordan Casteel who has rooted her practice in community engagement, painting from her own photographs of people she encounters. Posing her subjects within their natural environments, her nearly life-size portraits and cropped “subway” compositions chronicle personal observations of the human experience.

In February 2020, Casteel opened a major solo exhibition 'Within Reach', curated by Massimiliano Gioni, at the New Museum. Bringing together nearly forty paintings spanning her career, including works from her celebrated series Visible Man (2013–14) and Nights in Harlem (2017), along with recent portraits of her students at Rutgers University, where she is an Assistant Professor of Painting.

Special thanks to Jordan for this enlightening conversation and to Veronica Levitt & the team at Casey Kaplan Gallery in New York for invaluable assistance and support. Follow @JordanMCasteel on Instagram. Further images can be found @CaseyKaplanGallery, @NewMuseum and of course our own @TalkArt page. We are also on Twitter @TalkArtPodcast. Thanks for listening!!!!


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