+ Modern art
has always only shown itself to me in trends and blowhards, so I couldn't be a
modern artist. There were always powerful movements or groups that today we don't
even know anymore.
+ I can't always reach the image in my mind.. almost
never, in fact.. so that the abstract image I create is not quite there, but it
gets to the point where I can leave it.
+ How could one be in this world
without feeling dismayed by it? Even if one paints flowers and gingerbread.
+ I have to have a mental picture, an image, to start. I never reach this
image, but it's good to begin with it.
+ What I'm attempting in each
picture is nothing other than this.. to bring together in a living and viable
way, the most different and the most contradictory elements in the greatest possible
+ The tough part is always at the end. The beginning is always
+ I never worked at painting as if it were a job; it was always
out of interest or for fun, a desire to try something.
+ It has to do
with the surface of both, which at the end becomes erased, or more erased. Before
that, they were richer, full of things. Uglier, but more precise maybe.
+ I would do different jobs. I didn't want to have to make paintings I would be
paid for, nor did I want to have to be nice to a dealer.
+ Form is all
we have to help us cope with fundamentally chaotic facts and assaults. Formulating
something is a great start. I trust form, trust my feeling or capacity to find
the right form for something. Even if that is only by being well organized. That
too is form.