R. O. Blechman quotes

  • We artists are hypersensitive, or we wouldn't be - couldn't be - artists.
    -- R. O. Blechman


  • In the mid-fifties, a revolution occurred and a new word entered the vocabulary of commercial art. Concept... But the change was not entirely good. Our gain was also a loss... There was great value in something well observed and carefully delineated. If the head and heart were often absent, there was something to be said for the presence of a hand.
    -- R. O. Blechman

    #Art #Loss #Hands

  • If you send your work to the magazines, you may be in for a shock. You may get a rejection note. The worst kind. A printed form. And probably you will be shattered. Shattered.
    -- R. O. Blechman

    #Rejection #Magazines #May

  • After a point of time, when you get success and fame, money and everything, the purpose of life has to be redefined. For me, I think that purpose is to build bridges. Artists can do that very easily, more than politicians.

  • Artists are often excellent businessmen. They have to be. Otherwise they do not remain artists.

  • I want to be a real artist to consumers. I want to be the real thing for them.

  • An artist's job is simply to take the mirror in front of your face and hold it there. It's not to give you any answers. It is simply to take that mirror and point it at you.

  • My mum is an artist and very into creative expression and freedom.

  • I would just encourage any artist to stay focused, of course keep God first, and just keep working hard. Try to outwork those who you idolize.

  • Now almost every artist outside of New York is connected with some school or some museum school, and even in New York the majority are. That's an interesting fact when you take the idea of making money, making a living selling paintings. Only a dozen or two painters do that.

  • An artist who dedicates his life to art, burdens his art with his life, and his life with his art.

  • Only a bad artist thinks he has a good idea. A good artist does not need anything.

  • Painting cannot be the only activity of a mature artist.