"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."
"A few years ago somebody asked me, 'When did you go figurative?' There’s this sort of ridiculous idea, it’s a very silly idea left over from the twentieth century, that abstraction and figuration are legitimate poles. I’ve incorporated the two things from the very start and been fascinated by the idea that there is really no distinction. It’s just a question of scale."
- Matthew Ritchie