+ I'm interested in what would normally be considered
the worst aspects of commercial art. I think it's
the tension between what seems to be so rigid
and cliched and the fact that art really can't
be this way.
In America the biggest is the best.
I think we're much smarter than we were. Everybody
knows that abstract art can be art, and most people
know that they may not like it, even if they understand
there's another purpose to it.
Color is crucial in painting, but it is very hard
to talk about. There is almost nothing you can
say that holds up as a generalization, because
it depends on too many factors: size, modulation,
the rest of the field, a certain consistency that
color has with forms, and the statement you're
trying to make.
Personally, I feel that in my own work I wanted
to look programmed or impersonal but I don't really
believe I am being impersonal when I do it. And
I don't think you could do this.
I'm not really sure what social message my art
carries, if any. And I don't really want it to
carry one. I'm not interested in the subject matter
to try to teach society anything, or to try to
better our world in any way.