1. 10

    Little by little, I've reached the stage of using only a small number of forms and colors. It's not the first time that painting has been done with a very narrow range of colors. The frescoes of the tenth century are painted like this. For me, they are magnificent things.

  2. 9

    My way is to seize an image the moment it has formed in my mind, to trap it as a bird and to pin it at once to canvas. Afterward I start to tame it, to master it. I bring it under control and I develop it.

  3. 8

    For me an object is something living. This cigarette or this box of matches contains a secret life much more intense than that of certain human beings.

  4. 7

    The works must be conceived with fire in the soul but executed with clinical coolness.

  5. 6

    What I am seeking... is a motionless movement, something equivalent to what is called the eloquence of silence.

  6. 5

    I think of my studio as a vegetable garden, where things follow their natural course. They grow, they ripen. You have to graft. You have to water.

  7. 4

    If you have any notion of where you are going, you will never get anywhere.

  8. 3

    I try to apply colors like words that shape poems, like notes that shape music.

  9. 2

    A simple line painted with the brush can lead to freedom and happiness.

  10. 1

    You can look at a picture for a week and never think of it again. You can also look at the picture for a second and think of it all your life.

  11. Last Update: 27 November 2022

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