Rachel Malin

who are you and what do you do?

I am a painter based in new york by way of california.  


who/what inspires you?

john divola, charles burchfield, jack goldstein, rebecca morris, charline von heyl, amanda ross ho, anni albers, matisse, all of my friends. 


what themes do you pursue?

i'm interested in exploring the possibilities of a slower read within a simple image.  i like the hidden humor in objects that are seemingly sophisticated. 


why art? 

it's always felt like the right thing to be doing. 


Name some artists you would like to be compared to.

haha weird question.  i've been compared to a "hung over bridget riley" before and that felt about right.