I don't believe in art. I believe in artists.
Anything is art if an artist says it is.
As soon as we start putting our thoughts into words and sentences everything gets distorted, language is just no damn good—I use it because I have to, but I don’t put any trust in it. We never understand each other.
Living is more a question of what one spends than what one makes.
You cannot define electricity. The same can be said of art. It is a kind of inner current in a human being, or something which needs no definition.
What I have in mind is that art may be bad, good or indifferent, but, whatever adjective is used, we must call it art, and bad art is still art in the same way that a bad emotion is still an emotion.
The creative act is not performed by the artist alone; the spectator brings the work in contact with the external world by deciphering and interpreting its inner qualifications and thus adds his contribution to the creative act.
It's not what you see that is art. Art is the gap.
The artist performs only one part of the creative process. The onlooker completes it, and it is the onlooker who has the last word.
Artmaking is making the invisible, visible.
It's the viewer that makes the work.
All this twaddle, the existence of God, atheism, determinism, liberation, societies, death, etc., are pieces of a chess game called language, and they are amusing only if one does not preoccupy oneself with 'winning or losing this game of chess.
Do unto others as they wish, but with imagination.
Art is not about itself but the attention we bring to it.
Destruction is also creation.
Art has the lovely habit of ruining all artistic theories.
Aesthetic delectation is the danger to be avoided.
I am still a victim of chess. It has all the beauty of art - and much more. It cannot be commercialized. Chess is much purer than art in its social position.
I've decided that art is a habit-forming drug. That's all it is, for the artist, for the collector, for anybody connected with it.
I have forced myself to contradict myself in order to avoid conforming to my own taste.
If a shadow is a two-dimensional projection of the three-dimensional world, then the three-dimensional world as we know it is the projection of the four-dimensional Universe.
Since a three-dimensional object casts a two-dimensional shadow, we should be able to imagine the unknown four-dimensional object whose shadow we are. I for my part am fascinated by the search for a one-dimensional object that casts no shadow at all.
Unless a picture shocks, it is nothing.
The individual, man as a man, man as a brain, if you like, interests me more than what he makes, because I've noticed that most artists only repeat themselves.
I believe that the artist doesn't know what he does. I attach even more importance to the spectator than to the artist.
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