About the Artist
An increasingly prominent voice among a new generation of figurative painters, Doron Langberg has gained a reputation for works that, luminous in colour and often large in scale, hinge on a sense of intimacy. Depicting himself, his family, friends, and lovers, Langberg’s paintings celebrate the physicality of touch – in subject matter and process – a closeness that engages with new dialogues around queer sensuality and sexuality. Speaking about his work the artist says, ‘Queerness for me is not just a sexual experience, but a way of being in the world which affects every aspect of my life. Using intense colours and different paint textures and marks to create these everyday scenes, I want to connect with a viewer by speaking to our most basic commonalities – our bodies, our relationships, our interiority – rather than the social categories that may separate us. In creating this connection, I want to make queer pleasure, friendship and intimacy feel expansive and generative, embodying the full range of human experiences.’
In Focus: Doron Langberg at Anderson Ranch
Doron Langberg was recently a visiting artist at Anderson Ranch Arts Center, where he created monotypes, a printmaking form he said felt both related to how he makes paintings and yet much more unpredictable:
'I'm able to take a lot of my way of working into this practice, but still learn so many new things about it.... Separating the parts of the image in my head and working on each plate separately and then seeing it combine is both a familiar process and an extremely surprising process.... Each print is something I could never have anticipated, where in painting I have so much control.'
Read more about Doron Langerberg's time with Anderson Ranch here.
Film: Courtesy Anderson Ranch Arts Center