Inspirational Art Quotes by the famous American
conceptual, installation, and video
artist Barbara Kruger
born Barbara Kruger - New Jersey, USA
- 1945 / Lives United States of America
Famous Barbara Kruger works include bold photographic
images with large text over the works that
provoke, criticize, amuse, or confuse the
+ Architecture is my first love, if you want to
talk about what moves me.. the ordering of space,
the visual pleasure, architecture's power to construct
our days and nights.
+ Doubt tempers belief with sanity.
+ I always say that I'm an artist who works with
pictures and words, so I think that the different
aspects of my activity, whether it's writing criticism,
or doing visual work that incorporates writing,
or teaching, or curating, is all of a single cloth,
and I don't make any separation in terms of those
+ Things change and work changes. Right now I
like the idea of enveloping a space and getting
messages across that connect to the world in ways
that seem familiar but are different.
+ I think there are lots of ways to make good
work. You can throw big bucks at a project and
make what some would call crap, or you can work
very modestly with eloquently moving results.
+ I think that I'm trying to engage issues of
power and sexuality and money and life and death
and power. Power is the most free-flowing element
in society, maybe next to money, but in fact they
both motor each other.
+ Direct address has been a consistent tactic
in my work, regardless of the medium that I'm
+ I'm an artist who works with pictures and words.
Sometimes that stuff ends up in different kinds
of sites and contexts which determine what it
means and looks like.
+ If most American cities are about the consumption
of culture, Los Angeles and New York are about
the production of culture.. not only national
culture but global culture. You can make good
art anywhere. But these two towns have an incredible
density of cultural producers: people who migrate
to them in order to define themselves through
+ I think that the so-called language of Barbara
Kruger is vernacular language. Obviously, I pick
through bits and pieces of it and figure out to
some degree how to objectify my experience of
the world, using pictures and words that construct
and contain me.