"For us, the idea of having a work that has contradictions is very important—when, in affirming something, it includes itself and attacks itself. How can you put together all of these things that have nothing to do with each other? You use glue! Glue can be an idea, a word. You can use an ideological glue."
"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