"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."
"In the last couple of years from my last show in New York, which was after 9/11, I got drawn more to the figurative pole in the work and to this idea, I guess, of being a sort of representation presence in the work. And these figures started to emerge. Before, they had been typically more abstract in the paintings, more present in the drawings. They got very present in the drawings, as you can see now. And they’re still in the paintings, a little more abstracted, but they’re very much there."
- Matthew Ritchie