" I had nothing for them (shapes and colors)
to do, so I wasn't going to hire them."
"The modern artist is working with space and
time, and expressing his feelings rather than illustrating."
"It seems to be possible to control the flow
of paint, to a great extent, and I don't use...the accident: I deny the
" Simplicity of shape does not necessarily
equate with simplicity of experience."
" A large picture is an immediate transaction,
it takes you into it."
"When I begin a sculpture I am not always
sure how it will end."
"New demands need new techniques."
"The canvas appeared as an arena in which
to act...what was to go on the canvas was not a picture, but an event."
" I don't decide in advance that I'm going
to paint a definite experience, but in the act of painting, it becomes
a genuine experience for me... I'm not painting bridge constructions,
sky scrapers or laundry tickets."
"The Spanish Elegies are not political but
my private insistence that a terrible death happened that should not be
forgotten...The pictures are a general metaphor of the contrast between
life and death, and their interrelation."