British painter, draughtsman, printmaker, photographer, designer, and the best-known British artist of his generation.
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Art has to move you and design does not, unless it's a good design for a bus.
We live in an age where the artist is forgotten. He is a researcher. I see myself that way.
In one gallery they actually had a notice which said No Sketching.
How obnoxious! I said, How do you think these things got on the walls if there was no sketching?
We grow small trying to be great.
I was never that interested in movies.
I was interested in them as a thing, but I didn't want to make movies. I always wanted to draw and paint.
It's a myth that if you're liked by only four people it must be good.
It might also be very bad: they might be your mother, your brother, your uncle and your aunt.
I've always said that the only thing a photograph is good at capturing faithfully is another flat surface.
Everything does come from nature. That's where you get new ideas. Just draw the landscape. I felt doing it with a bit of burnt wood was also good because I was drawing burnt wood with a piece of wood. I wanted to do black and white. After using color, I thought black and white would be good. You can have color in black and white. There is color in them, actually.
The choice is not between drugs and no drugs, but between illegal drugs and legal drugs. Until the 1920s drugs were legal, why not now? Lots of people are on drugs anyway - it is called medication.
Great claims are being made for the photograph as truth.
We are showing you things, we show you the war. I say you can't actually. The camera can't.
I have never really done any teaching and maybe I should have done. I am not power-mad enough.
There's no-one up there in Northern Norway, food's terrible, but it's very, very beautiful to look at, if you've got eyes, and enjoy looking.
In fact, I'm a bit of a slob, but I've always said my excuse, I have a higher sense of order, I can see it where others can't. That's my excuse for slobbery, I must admit, but I think it's a good one.
They don't move, they don't talk, and they'll last longer. They will last longer.
Movie actors disappear - any young person wouldn't know Cary Grant.
They're going to disappear. Fifty years ago, you thought film was here to stay. But nothing is here to stay, actually - except perhaps paintings and drawings.
Teaching people to draw is teaching people to look
How difficult it is to learn not to see like cameras, which has had such an effect on us. The camera sees everything at once. We don't.
The way we see things is constantly changing.
At the moment the way we see things has been left a lot to the camera. That shouldn't necessarily be.
In fact, most artists want to make things a bit more difficult for themselves as they go along, to challenge themselves.
Photography sees surfaces, it doesn't see space. We see space but the camera doesn't.
If we are to change our world view, images have to change.
The artist now has a very important job to do. He's not a little peripheral figure entertaining rich people, he's really needed.
On the 31st of October 2011 year, I had a mini-stroke.
I couldn't finish my sentences. So I went to the doctor. It was a tiny one. The speech came back in a month or so. I did notice I could draw even better, I felt. I was concentrating more. And I wasn't talking much, but I was drawing. I said, "Well, I don't have to talk much."
An artist might be attracted to hedonism, but of course an artist is not a hedonist. He's a worker, always.
I never talk when I'm drawing a person, especially if I'm making line drawings.
I prefer there to be no noise at all so I can concentrate more.
It's all one to me: opera, painting, drawing, faxes.
The history of photography needs clearing out.
It needs something else now. Because photography always acknowledged there were cameras before photography.
The cameras are getting smaller, they're getting more versatile, and eventually, I'm sure you'll have a camera with lots and lots of things on it so you can alter the picture. You could alter perspective.
I feel 30. [Publo] Picasso said he always felt 30. Well, I do.
I have always believed that art should be a deep pleasure.
I think there is a contradiction in an art of total despair, because the very fact that the art is made seems to contradict despair.
Anything simple always interests me.
We need all kinds of artists. We have no need to destroy drawing. We lose so much. This wouldn't happen in music.
I was always interested in photography because it makes a picture.
I've no doubt that those photographs i took will make people look at everything in a more interesting way - the little tear on one piece of paper, the shadow on another. But good painting has always done that - made you see things. And the most ordinary can be the most extraordinary.
When you're very young, you suddenly find this marvellous freedom.
It's quite exciting, and you're prepared to do anything.
I've never been interested in, much in the politics of the art world, it doesn't interest me.
People from the village come up and tease me: 'We hear you've started drawing on your telephone.' And I tell them, 'Well, no, actually, it's just that occasionally I speak on my sketch pad,'
There's a Chinese proverb that says it all: Painting is an old man's art.
Any artist will tell you he's really only interested in the stuff he's doing now. He will, always. It's true, and it should be like that.
All painting, no matter what you are painting, is abstract in that it's got to be organized.
I've always been interested in space in pictures.
I think my going deaf increased my spatial sense, because I can't get the direction of sound. I feel that I see space very clearly, and that's because I can't hear it. So it's a compensatory thing.
I thought the iPhone was great, but this takes it to a new level - simply because it's eight times the size of the iPhone, as big as a reasonably-sized sketchbook... Anyone who likes drawing and mark-making will like to explore new media.
I have got an iPad, what a joy! Van Gogh would have loved it, and he could have written his letters on it as well.
Because I'm interested in depiction, representation, therefore you're interested in photography. You don't ignore it.
The vanishing point leads to the missiles of today, which can take us out of this world. It could be that the west's greatest mistakes were the 'invention' of the external vanishing point and the internal combustion engine.
If you like music you like silence actually.
I believe that the problem of how you depict something is a formal problem.
It's an interesting one and it's a permanent one; there's no solution to it. There are a thousand and one ways you can go about it. There's no set rule.
You can't believe any picture nowadays, if it's digital.
You can't really believe. If you see me shaking hands with Mr. [Barack] Obama, it doesn't mean I ever met him, does it?