"At this time in my life, I’m ready to accept or own a kind of romance and melancholy or melodrama that I wasn’t ready to reveal before. It was always there in my inner life as an artist, but I was too afraid to share it."
"The last two bodies of work and the body I’m working on now really do address more directly the construction of a personal life and what that entails- what actually occupies it and what, literally, it looks like. That’s what precipitated the titling of the last paintings in terms of rooms of the house- ‘The Dining Room’, ‘The Living Room’, ‘In the Garden’.The titles of these paintings indicate on a political level the importance of residential space that is different from public space in terms of aesthetics and safety."
- Lari Pittman