+ The ability to simplify means to eliminate the
unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.
+ A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell
where his influence stops.
+ I can't understand how anyone is able to paint
without optimism. Despite the general pessimistic
attitude in the world today, I am nothing but
+ Art is to me the glorification of the human
spirit, and as such it is the cultural documentation
of the time in which it is produced.
+ In nature, light creates the color; in the picture,
color creates light. Every color shade emanates
a very characteristic light.. no substitute is
+ When I paint, I paint under the dictate of feeling
or sensing, and the outcome all the time is supposed
to say something.
+ Painters must speak through paint, not through
+ The art of pictorial creation is so complicated..
it is so astronomical in its possibilities of
relation and combination that it would take an
act of super-human concentration to explain the
+ The whole world, as we experience it visually,
comes to us through the mystic realm of color.
+ Through a painting we can see the whole world.
+ There is in reality no such thing as modern
art. Art is carried on up and down in immense
cycles through centuries and civilizations.
+ A work of art is a world in itself reflecting
senses and emotions of the artist's world.
My aim in painting is to create pulsating, luminous,
and open surfaces that emanate a mystic light,
in accordance with my deepest insight into the
experience of life and nature.
+ To sense the invisible and to be able to create
it.. that is art.
+ It is not the form that dictates the color,
but the color that brings out the form.