you're new to recording and you get signed
to a label, people decide what you're going
to be, but you're so excited to be doing
it, period. Then you realize, 'Man, I don't
know if this is what I really want.' Now
I'm getting to do my own material and let
people know that there's an artist behind
when I'm working.
I try to think about life.
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to what art critics
say. I don't know anybody who needs a critic
to find out what art
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of is an art
of balance, of purity and serenity, devoid
of troubling or depressing subject matter,
an art that could be for every mental worker,
for the businessman
as well as the man of letters, for example,
a soothing, calming influence on the mind,
something like a good
armchair that provides relaxation from fatigue.
is not the application of a canon of beauty
but what the instinct and the brain can
conceive beyond any canon. When we love
we dont start measuring her limbs.
is washing the dust of daily life
off our souls.
wants to understand
Why dont we try to understand the
song of a bird? Why do we love
the night, the flowers,
everything around us, without trying to
understand them? But in the case of a painting,
they have to understand.
will wear off and I think
we will discover
the deeper meanings in modern art.
language just like I love all American
things. But I confesse that I don't feel
using complex sentences or big words, hence
my famous minimally expressive
style - all the "gees" and laconic
to interviewers. Most of all, I have developed
as an art
was doing down the drain. The people
who used to magazine illustrations and the
covers were being replaced by photographers.
And when they started using photographers,
I started to show my work
with galleries. Everybody also was doing
window decoration. That led into more galleries.
I had some paintings in a window, then in
longing for beauty
is especially strong
in me. I require also in my art
aesthetics and beauty. And I express
these in my own way.
is the best kind of art.
who buy art
now are these younger
kids who have a lot of money.
is the thrilling spark that beats death
art of painting,
which is the bastard of alchemy, always
has been always will be, a game. The rules
of the game are quite simple: in a given
arena, on as many psychic fronts as the
allows, one must visually describe, the
centre of the meaning of existense.
dealer who'll sit in a room for more than
ten minutes with a crooked picture.
should astonish, transmute, transfix. One
at the tissue between truth