My great longing is to make those very incorrectnesses, those deviations, remodellings, changes in reality, so that they may become, yes, lies if you like - but truer than the literal truth.
You know how there`s time-based art? Movies, music, plays, it`s all time-based art. There`s a beginning, and a middle and an end. You have to see it from the beginning to the end. You`re restrained to that timeline... That way of experiencing it. But then there`s paintings. No beginning, no middle, no end. You see what you want to see when you want to see it. No restrictions, it`s just there.
Some of the greatest poetry is revealing to the reader the beauty in something that was so simple you had taken it for granted.
The highest problem of any art is to cause by appearance the illusion of a higher reality.
A key aspect of creativity is the process of finding great metaphors.
Good art speaks for itself. That doesn’t mean you have to like it. So the next time you go to an art show, or look at anything for that matter, observe what effect it has on you and try to form your own opinion. That way you become the critic and not a mouthpiece for someone else’s opinions.
In a decaying society, art, if it is truthful, must also reflect decay. And unless it wants to break faith with its social function, art must show the world as changeable. And help to change it.
The final purpose of art is to intensify, even, if necessary, to exacerbate, the moral consciousness of people.
The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.
Painting is the only art that can be practised without either talent or hard work.