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Inspirational Art Quotes by the contemporary South African born artist Marlene Dumas
born Marlene Dumas - South Africa - 1953 / Lives - Netherlands
Popular Marlene Dumas works include figurative paintings that can be confronting, with subjects that include eroticized adolescents, sexual figures, and meloncholy portraits.
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+ I am against:general ideas
the nude
the appropriation of images
the mystification of the untitled
the glorification of artistic doubt
the fuzzy edges of sensitivity
old sins
and useless guilt.

+ No painting can exist without the tension of what it figures and what it concretely consists of. The pleasure of what it could mean and the pain of what it's not.

+ Painting doesn't freeze time. It circulates and recycles time like a wheel that turns. Those who were first might well be last. Painting is a very slow art. It doesn't travel with the speed of light. That's why dead painters shine so bright.

+ 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.

+ My best works are erotic displays of mental confusions.. with intrusions of irrelevant information.

+ Drawings are only a few lines on paper.Therefore it's easy to carry around in plastic bags. Drawings are cheaper than paintings. They don't pretend they'll last forever. Drawings are streetwise and still to be found in toilets, too.

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