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Inspirational Art Quotes by the American contemporary artist David Salle
born David Salle - United States of America 1952 / Lives - United States of America
Popular David Salle works include large representational paintings that are often segmented, with juxtaposed images, often including erotic female nudes.
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+ Ever since I started painting, I have tried to get the fluidity and surprise of image connection, the simultaneity of film montage, into painting.

+ Literal-mindedness doesn't get you anywhere very interesting. I want to take bigger leaps.

+ I start with an inability to see things singularly. The idea that you could muster the necessary belief in a mark or a shape to let that be the carrier of all the artistic meaning doesn't work for me. One thing automatically calls up another thing. And then that rhyme calls up a third thing to make a kind of chord. I have a musical analogy in mind.

+ I was for an art that wasn't so overdetermined, that had more of life's contradictions.

+ When you're young, you long to be accepted by a group, but by and large artists are not joiners.

+ He was putting everything into his work then. The artist as porous membrane through which everything passes but to which some highly refined residue sticks.. the problem was to give that a concrete visual form. That is, of course, still the problem.

+ It was as though art had been emptied out by formalism and we had to go back to the well and see what could be put back in.

+ In retrospect the '70s were a winding down or a vaporizing of a strain of formalism that the New York School had fallen into. Everybody was waiting for Minimalism to die.

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