To paint is a possessing rather than a picturing.
More Quotes from Philip Guston:Usually I am on a work for a long stretch, until a moment arrives when the air of the arbitrary vanishes, and the paint falls into positions that feel destined.
The painting is not on a surface, but on a plane which is imagined. It moves in a mind. It is not there physically at all. It is an illusion, a piece of magic, so that what you see is not what you see.
I'm not interested in painting I'm not interested in making a picture. Then what the hell am I interested in I must be interested in this process.
Painting is an illusion, a piece of magic, so what you see is not what you see.
In my experience a painting is not made with colors and paint at all. I don't know what a painting is; who knows what sets off even the desire to paint?
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