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Born: 1931-04-24
Profession: Artist
Nation: British
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I used to build up to sensation, accumulating tension until it released a perceptual experience.

Tags: Experience, Until, Used

As the artist picks his way along, rejecting and accepting as he goes, certain patterns of enquiry emerge.

Tags: Along, Artist, Goes

Focusing isn't just an optical activity, it is also a mental one.

Tags: Activity, Focusing, Mental

For me nature is not landscape, but the dynamism of visual forces.

Tags: Forces, Landscape, Nature

I think this lack of a center has something to do with the loss of certainties that Christianity had to offer.

Tags: Center, Lack, Loss

I work with nature, although in completely new terms.

Tags: Although, Nature, Work

In my earlier paintings, I wanted the space between the picture plane and the spectator to be active.

Tags: Between, Picture, Wanted

Painting is, I think, inevitably an archaic activity and one that depends on spiritual values.

Tags: Painting, Spiritual, Values

An artist's early work is inevitably made up of a mixture of tendencies and interests, some of which are compatible and some of which are in conflict.

Tags: Artist, Early, Work

As a painter today you have to work without that essential platform. But if one does not deceive oneself and accepts this lack of certainty, other things may come into play.

Tags: May, Today, Work

His failures are as valuable as his successes: by misjudging one thing he conforms something else, even if at the time he does not know what that something else is.

Tags: Else, Time, Valuable

Painters have always needed a sort of veil upon which they can focus their attention. It's as though the more fully the consciousness is absorbed, the greater the freedom of the spirit behind.

Tags: Attention, Focus, Freedom

There was a time when meanings were focused and reality could be fixed; when that sort of belief disappeared, things became uncertain and open to interpretation.

Tags: Belief, Reality, Time
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