Conformity is enemy to the soul and the acme of much human ill and pain.
I force myself to contradict myself in order to avoid conforming to my own taste.
When I am told I am too old to do something, I try to do it right away.
Think outside the box, collapse the box, and take a f**king sharp knife to it.
Conformity is the shortest route to a boring life.
We must first be inspired to take action, and really that is what I think art can do best, it can inspire others to believe in a different reality and take action to work towards that.
I have become my own version of an optimist. If I can't make it through one door, I'll go through another door -- or I'll make a door. Something terrific will come no matter how dark the present.
Artists are not followers of convention and no rules or rationale applies in the pursuit of artistic fulfilment.
I don't follow any system. All the laws you can lay down are only so many props to be cast aside when the hour of creation arrives.
Change is so essential to creativity: a change of tools, size of canvas, location... all feed the creative soul.
As an artist, it is central to be unsatisfied.
Life is ever changing - and so are my paintings.
All my work keeps going like a pendulum; it seems to swing back to something I was involved with earlier, or it moves between horizontality and verticality, circularlity, or a composite of them. For me, I suppose, that change is the only constant.
One must never forbid oneself anything. One must also be able to go back, one must always be able to change...
If one discards rules and exploits mistakes, the attainable goal is to have ideas swirling, enthusiasm fired and boundaries stretched as far as possible while maintaining integrity.
If some of the greats had followed the traditional ways we would be missing so much fine art.
Whenever I'm asked to identify my best work, or my favorite, my answer has always been the same - 'My next one!'
On the floor I am more at ease. I feel nearer, more a part of the painting, since this way I can walk around it, work from the four sides and literally be in the painting.
Becoming is superior to being.