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“An abstract painting is not a design project. Accomplished abstraction is NEVER just “about composition itself”. It participates in a long and diverse legacy of ontological investigation and proposition. It embodies, through specific resonances of color, configuration and physicality, a sense of place — psychological, physical, existential. It proposes the potential for meaning through the agency of visual metaphor and presence. It reflects a cosmology that is not anthropocentric or dogmatic, but concerned with open and ineffable experience, and built upon ambiguity, speculation, and uncertainty.” Steven Alexander 

“What a funny thing painting is. The abstract painters always insist on their connection with the visible reality, while the so called figurative artists insist that what they really care about, is the abstract qualities of life.” Marlene Dumas 

“A painting to me is primarily a verb, not a noun, an event first and only secondarily an image.” —Elaine de Kooning

"I trust the symbol that is arrived at in the making of the painting. Meaningful symbols aren't invented as such, they are made or discovered as symbol later." Richard Diebenkorn

“If there is value which is of value, it must lie outside of all happening and being-so. For all happening and being-so is accidental.” Ludwig Wittgenstein

“If there is value which is of value, it must lie outside of all happening and being so. For all happening and being-so is accidental.”

Ludwig Wittgenstein
6.41, Tractatus Logico Philosophicus

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“If there is value which is of value, it must lie outside of all happening and being so. For all happening and being-so is accidental.”

Ludwig Wittgenstein
6.41, Tractatus Logico Philosophicus

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“If there is value which is of value, it must lie outside of all happening and being so. For all happening and being-so is accidental.”

Ludwig Wittgenstein
6.41, Tractatus Logico Philosophicus

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"Memories of the outside world will never have the same tonality of those of home and, by recalling these memories,  we add to our store of dreams. " Gaston Bachelard

"Before it can ever be a response for the senses,  landscape is the work of the mind.  It's scenery is built up as much from strata of memory as from layers of rock." Simon Scharma

'There are things known and there are things unknown and in between are the doors of perception.' Huxley  

'Abstract painting is wider, freer, and richer in meaning than that of 'objects.' The Soul enters into a vibration without object, which is more complex, 'suprasensory.' Kandinsky   

'To make a painting her/his own, a viewer will have to accept the ambiguity, confusion and search for clarity that were the conditions of its arrival.' Alex Kanevsky
  
‘As soon as we become motionless, we are elsewhere; we are dreaming in a world that is immense.'  Gaston Bachelard


‘Paint is a cast made of the painter’s movements, a portrait of the painter’s body and thoughts.'  James Elkins

‘The talent of the composer is not in the monotony but in the changes.'  Ruskin

‘If you want to express the closeness, the proximity, the magic of material and physical things, painting is the right medium.'  Antonio Lopez Garcia

‘If we ask ourselves how form comes alive and fills with life, we discover a new dynamic… reverberation.'  Gaston Bachelard

‘We always project a corporeal state conforming to our own; we interpret the outside world according to the expressive system with which we have become familiar from our own bodies.'  Wolfflin

'There is a kind of resonance between our individual internalisations of the world and the kind of cumulative structure of marks to be found in paintings.’  Merleau-Ponty

'No matter how realistic a painting is, it is never simply a recreation of the experience: it translates and intensifies it and reverberates in a shifting array of sansations, feelings, fantasies and thoughts.'  Macglagan

'We seek meaning and value through aesthetic exploration of felt qualitative differences’… and we ‘colour our own compositions.' John Haldane

'The subject of everyday life is constantly re-evaluating and rearranging itself – a process which is centrally concerned with the relationship with inner and outer, with the problem of the unity of the inner life and of finding a ‘home’ in the ‘world.'  Wright

‘No memory is possible outside the frameworks used by people living in society to determine and retrieve their recollections. Memory is always embodied in living societies and is always in flux.'  Halbwachs

‘Art is born out of life and life is a mystery, an on-going transformation.'  Antonio Lopez Garcia

‘Enchantment is in and around us. It is in the deep finitude of all things and in the frozen moment.'  Judith Bennett

‘The specificity of works of art is that their materiality cannot be detached from ideas, perceptions, emotions, consciousness, cultural meaning, etc., and that being interpreted and reinterpreted is their cultural destiny.'  Ettinger

'The longer you look at an object, the more abstract it becomes, and, ironically, the more real.' Lucian Freud

'The object of art is not to reproduce reality, but to create a reality of the same intensity.' Alberto Giacometti

'If I could say it in words there would be no reason to paint.' Edward Hopper

'Drawing is like making an expressive gesture with the advantage of permanence.' Henri Matisse

'It is important to express oneself...provided the feelings are real and are taken from your own experience.' Berthe Morisot

'Back yourself into your own corner where no one else’s answers will fit. You will somehow have to come up with your own personal solutions to this problem because no one else’s answers are applicable. Ask yourself an interesting enough question and your attempt to find a tailor-made solution to that question will push you to a place where, pretty soon, you’ll find yourself all by your lonesome — which I think is a more interesting place to be.' Chuck Close

'Consider your teaspoons.' Georges Perec