The landscape out the window is composed of buildings in Mexico — in Coyoacán and Guanajuato — where I spent a lot of time a few years ago. I love it down there. Feels more like home than here. The title’s a reference to the guy’s gesture, but could easily apply to any number of terminated habits, two of which are seen here.
TribeLA Magazine Acrostic Interview with Rob Sussman.5
Tools: What do you prefer to work with, physically and otherwise?
For the more recent graphite drawings, I’ve been using thick Faber Castell 9000 series pencils. They feel good in my hand and I love the richness of their darks, spraying fixative and adding successive layers. The stipple drawings on paper are mostly done with Sakura Pigma Micron pens, and I use oil-based paint pens for the canvasses. I have an iMac for Photoshop, where I could live forever.
Indulgence: What is your favorite indulgence? Do you cook? What is your specialty meal? What is your favorite restaurant in LA where you indulge yourself?
Some of my favorites are no longer part of my life, but coffee remains an eternal joy. And going out is still fun. Satdha, Thai vegan on Lincoln, is very good, and a new favorite is the unfortunately named Necco on Westwood.
Rob Sussman studied at the School of Visual Arts and Otis College of Art & Design. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Nation, Paper, The Progressive, LA Weekly, The Village Voice, New York Press and The NY Times Book Review. Rob was born and grew up in New York City. He lives and works in Los Angeles. You can reach out to him at: robsussman.com or on instagram.com/rob_sussman.
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