+ I may seem to be passionately concerned with
the 'hows' of representation, how you actually
represent rather than 'what' or 'why'. But to
me this is inevitable. The 'how' has a great effect
on what we see. To say that 'what we see' is more
important than 'how we see it' is to think that
'how' has been settled and fixed. When you realize
this is not the case, you realize that 'how' often
affects 'what' we see.
+ All art is contemporary, if it's alive, and
if it's not alive, what's the point of it?
+ Any artist will tell you he's really only interested
in the stuff he's doing now. He will, always.
It's true, and it should be like that.
There comes a point where you see it all as completely
empty being a popular artist to the extent that
people who are not necessarily interested in art
know about things or take some little interest.
I think that now for me it's a burden. It's a
bit hard to deal with and it wastes time as well.
+ The pictures on the walls aren't like movies.
They don't move, they don't talk, and they'll
last longer. They will last longer.
When you're very young, you suddenly find this
marvellous freedom, it's quite exciting, and you're
prepared to do anything.