Smart subscribers to The Modern Art Notes Podcast on Tumblr are doubtless already following Cave to Canvas, but if you’re not, today’s a good day to start: CtC’s artist for the day is painter and print-maker Terry Winters. 

Every day Winters looks more and more like the most important painter of his generation. The biggest trend in painting over the last decade or two is ‘systems painting,’ the tendency of painters to investigate networks and the relationships between information or objects in their paintings. Think Julie Mehretu, Franz Ackermann, Matthew Ritchie for examples. Winters is the godfather of systems painting.

Terry Winters was my guest on Episode No. 16 of The MAN Podcast. We went geeky on his work, his sources, his prints and his notebooks, which were exhibited for the first time by Matthew Marks Gallery earlier this year.

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Image: Terry Winters, Untitled (detail), 2001. Collection of The Broad Art Foundation, Santa Monica, Calif.

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