“An artist should never be a prisoner of himself, prisoner of style, prisoner of reputation, prisoner of success.”
© Henri Matisse, The Snail 1953 ,Succession Henri Matisse/DACS 2018
“Art is standing with one hand extended into the universe and one hand extended into the world, and letting ourselves be a conduit for passing energy.”
© Peju Alatise, Flying Girls, 2016,
“My [paintings] have neither object nor space nor line nor anything – no forms. They are light, lightness, about merging, about formlessness, breaking down form.”
Humankind’s actions can be motivated by religion, politics or merely by the inner desire to create and serves mirror-like as a reflection of a particular moment in time. Whatever the particular individual circumstances are image making requires a personal, intellectual or emotional discourse between the instigator and his environment. Artists utilize particular techniques and methods, sometimes perfecting them or even inventing completely new ones, however without spiritual individuality, image making could not achieve anything other than just being non-art.
“Between the art and the artist there is no distance.”
Attributed to Rowan Gillespie
© Rowan Gillespie, Blackrock Dolmen Sculpture, 1988
© Amrita Sher-Gil, Three Girls, 1935
“Creativity gives hope that there can be a worthwhile idea.”
“I always wanted to have the courage to do totally crazy, impossible, and also wrong things.”
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