I like things that are just about to go. Everything’s leaving. Death is never far away from me. When you make something, death can’t help but be in it. Gary Hume.
I like working. My friends get pissed off. I cancel dinner dates and all that kind of stuff because I like being in my studio. Jenny Saville.
I think I will be able to, in the end, rise above the clouds and climb the stairs to Heaven, and I will look down on my beautiful life. Yayoi Kasuma.
I’ve been absolutely terrified every moment of my life – and I’ve never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do. Georgia O’Keeffe.
My painting carries with it the message of pain. Frida Kahlo.
My friends tend to be writers. I think writers and painters are really all the same – we just sit in our rooms. Howard Hodgekin.
I rarely draw what I see. I draw what I feel in my body. Barbara Hepworth.
When I think of art I think of beauty. Beauty is the mystery of life. It is not in the eye it is in the mind. In our minds there is awareness of perfection. Agnes Martin.
There is no such thing as good painting about nothing. Mark Rothko.
You keep on balancing and balancing and balancing until the picture wins, because then the subject’s turned into the picture… Howard Hodgkin.
I try to apply colors like words that shape poems, like notes that shape music… Joan Miro.
I do believe abstraction is and was meant to embody deep emotion. I believe that’s its job, in the history of art… Sean Scully.
I’ve got to start using my brain more – I’ve got to be more ethereal and more enlightened… Tracey Emin.
The artist has to make the viewer understand that his world is too narrow, he has to open up to new perspectives… Antoni Tapies.
I am not what I am, I am what I do with my hands… Louise Bourgeois.
Failure is fantastic, because you meet yourself and get to know your limitations.This is how I express myself, and I can’t do it any other way. Billy Childish.
There’s another world out there just beyond the world we’re in. It’s just on the other side of that translucent, semitransparent surface. Bill Viola.