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The urban condition of humanity is to live in a body shared with many bodies.”—Antony Gormley

“If you are in love with someone, there are such deep feelings you want to express, but words don’t do them justice so you end up repeating trite phrases from films or pop songs. I started to collect sayings from my friends and realized that the same ones were being recycled over and over.”—Jung Lee

Reading a painting of mine is a very subjective thing; it all depends on what historical baggage the viewer has at their disposal… As painting is difficult it is better to encourage the viewer to do as much work as possible. Leave a few gaps and the human brain quickly tries to fill them, and make sense of what it sees.”—Glenn Brown

 

I’m making something I want to see, that pleases my eye. I look for materials that are really poignant, that are compelling to me. And if I could tell you why they were compelling to me, I wouldn’t be a visual artist—I’d be a poet.”—Nancy Rubins

“By covering the surface of an object with transparent glass beads, the existence of the object itself is replaced by ‘a husk of light’, and the new vision ‘the cell of an image’ is shown.”—Kohei Nawa

I used language because I wanted to offer content that people—not necessarily art people—could understand.”—Jenny Holzer

I am never interested in the individual, but in the human species and its environment.”—Andreas Gursky

To give a body and a perfect form to one’s thought, this—and only this—is to be an artist.”—Jacques-Louis David

An artist recreates history, not like a historian, but as a poet. The artist takes the communal ideas and associations that surround the various gods of his or her time and plays with them, inventing another story for these mythic characters.”—Robert Wilson

I’ve always believed that fairy tales and myths are archetypal mirrors of society. They give meaning to values and emotions unchanged across culture and time.”—Adriana Duque

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