Anything is art if an artist says it is.
I don't believe in art. I believe in artists.
The artist performs only one part of the creative process. The onlooker completes it, and it is the onlooker who has the last word.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It's the viewer that makes the work.
Artmaking is making the invisible, visible.
I am interested in ideas, not merely in visual products.
I believe that the artist doesn't know what he does. I attach even more importance to the spectator than to the artist.
Destruction is also creation.
Do unto others as they wish, but with imagination.
Aesthetic delectation is the danger to be avoided.
Art is not about itself but the attention we bring to it.
I have forced myself to contradict myself in order to avoid conforming to my own taste.
Unless a picture shocks, it is nothing.
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.
Art has the lovely habit of ruining all artistic theories.
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.
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.
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