Steven Andrew Soderbergh the 48 year old Academy Award winning US film director has now denied that he is retiring from the film industry to pursue a career as a painting artist. Earlier in March of this year Soderbergh had confirmed he would be retiring from filmmaking to explore painting once he had completed the two films he was currently working on, stating “when you reach the point where you’re saying, ‘If I have to get into a van to do another scout, I’m just going to shoot myself,’ it’s time to let somebody who’s still excited about getting in the van, get the van.” Initially stating that “I’m interested in exploring another art form”, Soderbergh is now stating, “It’s less dramatic that it sounds – it’s just a sabbatical”.


Inspired by Andrew Goldstein image source Nicolas Genin