"Art making is a form of alchemy, in a way, because you are trying…to make gold from nothing. When it works very well is when you manage to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary."
"I don’t necessarily view the making of the painting as a sequence of solving problems. I see it more as a sequence of responses. So, for me, there’s the big gesture. Okay. I did it. Now what am I going to do with it? I don’t necessarily see it as a problem, but more as a challenge. How do I enhance the meaning? How do I perfume it? So it’s more of a call and response."
- Lari Pittman