Peter Acheson on painting

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“Painting is a performance art, more Dionysian than Apollonian. True to our professional obligations, we aim at dismantling ‘professional,’ turning it towards ‘professing’ joy, contrariness, and replacing ‘squirrel-in-cage’ thinking with consciousness in the fingertips.” ~ Peter Acheson

Clyfford Still on painting

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I want the spectator to be on his own before the paintings, and if he finds in them an imagery unkind or unpleasant or evil, let him look to the state of his own soul. ~ Clyfford Still

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Ellsworth Kelly on painting

 

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“I usually let them (drawings) lay around for a long time. I have to get to really like it. And then when I do the painting I have to get to like that too. Sometimes I stay with the sketch, sometimes I follow the original idea exactly if the idea is solved. But most of the time there have to be adjustments during the painting. Through the painting of it I find the colour and I work the form and play with it and it adjusts itself.” ~ Ellsworth Kelly

 

 

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