"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."
"My approach to painting is pragmatic. I work with different materials and I generally do a lot of tests before I do paintings- tests on paints to see which is the best to use on a certain material and how it’s going to hold up; how the fastenings are going to work; how the light is going to work. My approach tends to be from experiments. I need the challenge. If I know how to do something well, there’s no need to do it all the time because it becomes a little monotonous. So I like to find a challenge."
- Robert Ryman