New American Paintings Blog: Q and A with Cable Griffith

Despite the isolated region of my brain that somehow still kinesthetically remembers the catalogue of strategies I painstakingly built for accessing Sonic the Hedgehog‘s elusive Chaos Emeralds, during my childhood days in front of a Sega Genesis, I wouldn’t consider myself a video game person. This question came to mind last week as I prepared to interview Seattle artist Cable Griffith, who generously spoke about the processes behind his video game-infused paintings, which turned out to be much less about video games and more about life questions, painting questions and many points in between.

Cable Griffith, Gallatin Passage, 2013 acrylic on canvas, 36 x 48 inches. Image courtesy of G. GIbson Gallery.