• All great contemporary artists, schooled or not, are essentially self-taught and are de-skilling like crazy. I don't look for skill in art... skill has nothing to do with technical proficiency... I'm interested in people who rethink skill, who redefine or reimagine it: an engineer, say, who builds rockets from rocks.

    "The Italian Pleasures of Gabriele Paterkallos: A Renaissance of Romanticism in Modernity" by Pietros Maneos, May 29, 2012.