A work will only have deep resonance if the kind of darkness I can generate is something that is resident in me already
Red, of course, is the colour of the interior of our bodies. In a way it's inside out, red.
All ideas grow out of other ideas
The work itself has a complete circle of meaning and counterpoint. And without your involvement as a viewer, there is no story.
I don't want to have anything to say, it just gets in the way. I think the journey of an artist is a journey of discovery and some engagements with paint, with the nature of material, with bodily things...One wants to open the story, not close it.
Content arises out of certain considerations about form, material, context-and that when that subject matter is sufficiently far away.
That freedom that Picasso afforded himself, to be an artist in a huge number of ways, seems to be a huge psychological liberation.
Work grows out of other work, and there are very few eureka moments
I, in the end, make art for myself.
The eye is a very quick instrument, much quicker than the ear. The eye gets it immediately
Sculpture occupies the same space as your body.
What one does in the studio is to pose a series of problems to oneself. I've got to look for some deeper meaning, for some reason for this thing to be in the world. There's enough stuff in the world.
Artists don't make objects. Artists make mythologies.
It's precisely in those moments when I don't know what to do, boredom drives one to try a host of possibilities to either get somewhere or not get anywhere.
I've always felt that if one was going to take seriously this vocation as an artist, you have to get beyond that decorative facade
Much of what I make is geometric, and has a kind of almost mathematical logic to the form
One doesn't make art for other people, even though I am very concerned with the viewer
There's something imminent in the work, but the circle is only completed by the viewer.
I think I understand something about space. I think the job of a sculptor is spatial as much as it is to do with form
We live in a fractured world. I've always seen it as my role as an artist to attempt to make wholeness.
Maybe the way we have learned to look has changed in the last 25 years, and the exotic is much more acceptable. There are many artists now, younger artists, who work out of the exotic
Being an artist is a very long game. It is not a 10-year game. I hope I'll be around making art when I'm 80
It's the role of the artist to pursue content
One of the great currents in the contemporary experience of art is that it seems to come out of the experience of the author.
Is it my role as an artist to say something, to express, to be expressive? I think it's my role as an artist to bring to expression, it's not my role to be expressive.
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