"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’m always allergic to problem-solving because I just think it’s so Puritan. And maybe that’s a cultural thing for me. I’ve come to understand and internalize the spectator’s appraisal of the work. And one of the things that I’m ambivalent about, but don’t totally discard, is the fact that the work might seem a lot more constructed and pre-planned than it actually is."
- Lari Pittman