The character of the artist doesn't enter into the nature of the art.
Full, saturated colours have an emotional significance I want to avoid.
Now that I know what I want, I don't have to hold on to it quite so much.
My work is purely autobiographical... It is about myself and my surroundings.
The aura given out by a person or object is as much a part of them as their flesh.
The painter's obsession with his subject is all that he needs to drive him to work.
As far as I am concerned the paint is the person. I want it to work for me just as flesh does.
The longer you look at an object, the more abstract it becomes, and, ironically, the more real.
A painter must think of everything he sees as being there entirely for his own use and pleasure.