"Jeder ist ein Künstler", sagte Joseph Beuys. Hatte er damit recht? Wir wissen es nicht. Ueber Kunst kann man stundenlang philosophieren, endlos diskutieren.
Bei Kunst stossen wir an unsere Grenzen. Sie drückt etwas aus, was nicht gesagt werden kann oder darf. Kunst überwindet Sprache, Raum und Zeit und wechselt ihre Erscheinungsform; von real zu virtuell.
Eine Definition für Kunst haben wir nicht. Johannes Dörflinger erschafft sie lieber.
I've been doodling all my life.
Inspiration is the beginning, the middle and the end.
It is important to see what is invisible to others - perhaps the look of hope or the look of sadness.
The new is very old; you might even say that it is the oldest thing of all.
The painting has a life of its own. I try to let it come through. (Jackson Pollock)
Color is the place where our brain meets the universe.
One must go on working silently, trusting the result to the future.
(Vincent van Gogh)
Give me a piece of charcoal and I will make you a picture. (Francisco de Goya)
There's nothing sacrosanct about materials.
I'd rather have no style than any style.
One always has to spoil a picture a little in order to finish it.
In a burning building, I would save a cat before a rembrandt.
Art is a way of recognizing oneself, which is why it will always be modern.
Ultimately art is trying to see things that other people don't see.
Art has to be something that makes you scratch your head.
I am more than ever in favor of taking one's impression from memory; it is less the actual thing - vulgarity disappears, leaving only an aura of truth glimpsed, sensed.
It is essential to do the same subject over again, ten times, a hundred times. Nothing in art must seem to be change, not even movement.
Even the act of peeling a potato can be a work of art if it is a conscious act.
Art won't let you down.
Find your eyes.
I love red so much that I almost want to paint everything red.
I'm more concerned with light than color.
The blue period was not a question of light or color. It was an inner necessity to paint like that.
Foregive me for saying so, but good thinks just have to grow very slowly.
I frequently do paintings which I don't enjoy doing.
I often work best with a hangover because my mind is crackling with energy and I can think very clearly.
You think you're doing something entirely your own, and a year later, you look at it and you see actually the roots of where your art comes from without your knowing it at all.
I know there is a terrific idea there somewhere. But whenever I want to get into it, I get a feeling of apathy and want to lie down and go to sleep.
(Wilhlem de Kooning)