Doron Langberg & Nicholas Cullinan | Frieze Masters Podcast

The New York-based Israeli artist speaks to the curator of London's National Portrait Gallery

in Frieze Masters , Podcasts | 03 OCT 22

Frieze Masters presents this conversation with Doron LangbergNicholas Cullinan, Director of the National Portrait Gallery in London. Their conversation explores various aspects of Langberg’s work including his painting and portraiture in the context of the resurrection of figurative painting, and the influence of his educational background. 

Photo: Doron Langberg
Photo: Doron Langberg

Painting really has always been my language, I feel like I almost think of it as my first language. I have been painting since I was very, very young and it's really kind of my way of experiencing the world... for me, my [artistic] process [involves questions of] how I can use painting in a meaningful way and bring something new – Doron Langberg 

Doron Langberg, Daniel Reading, 2019, Oil on linen, 243.8 x 406.4 cm, 96 x 160 in, © Doron Langberg, Courtesy the artist and Victoria Miro.
Doron Langberg, Daniel Reading, 2019, Oil on linen, 243.8 x 406.4 cm, 96 x 160 in, © Doron Langberg, Courtesy the artist and Victoria Miro

Doron Langberg (@doronlangberg) was born in 1985 in Yokneam Moshava, Israel and currently lives and works in New York City. He received his MFA from Yale University School of Art, holds a BFA from the University of Pennsylvania, a Certificate from PAFA, and attended the Yale Summer School of Music and Art, Norfolk. Nicholas Cullinan (@nicholascullinan) is an art historian, curator and Director of the National Portrait Gallery in London. 

Doron Langberg, Sleeping 2, 2020, Oil on linen, 243.8 x 203.2 cm, 96 x 80 in, © Doron Langberg, Courtesy the artist and Victoria Miro.
Doron Langberg, Sleeping 2, 2020, Oil on linen, 243.8 x 203.2 cm, 96 x 80 in, © Doron Langberg, Courtesy the artist and Victoria Miro

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Main image: Doron Langberg, Drawing Mike, 2020, Oil and colour pencil on linen, 203.2 x 487.7 cm, 80 x 192 in, Private collection © Doron Langberg, Courtesy the artist and Victoria Miro.

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