Marlene Dumas Quotes and Comments
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
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+ I am against:general ideas
the appropriation of images
the mystification of the untitled
the glorification of artistic doubt
the fuzzy edges of sensitivity
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.