Abe Ajay quotes

  • Collage-making, for me, is basically an act of painting, allowing me to indulge in an appetite for immediacy.
    -- Abe Ajay

    #Painting #Immediacy #Appetite

  • I advise students on the subject of color as follows: If it looks good enough to eat, use it.
    -- Abe Ajay

    #Color #Looks #Use

  • By and large, the making of serious, thoughtful and occasionally valuable art has become a lonely persuasion, while the marketing of art has become a boutique operation, manipulated by fashion, self-serving art scholars and the vagaries of the auction block.
    -- Abe Ajay

    #Lonely #Fashion #Art

  • Every time some new huckster of angst-ridden metaphor is appointed by Art Forum, the congregation genuflects, stroking the catalog like a handful of Rosary beads, and starts spreading that old gospel according to Hyperbole. No questions asked... And thus the bill of goods is sold, all along the line. An art historical snake, swallowing its own tale.
    -- Abe Ajay

    #Art #Snakes #Historical

  • Somewhere in my head, a private conviction exists that 'Search is the Process' and 'Discovery the Art Form.
    -- Abe Ajay

    #Art #Discovery #Conviction

  • The search which takes place in my studio might best be described as a mining operation, a vertical dig in which a number of discoveries are apt to surface from a single shaft.
    -- Abe Ajay

    #Discovery #Numbers #Might

  • The art world is now a fashion industry, led by its Whitney Biennial 'nose for the new look.' But nobody, it seems, has the guts or the brains to blow the necessary whistle and holler, 'Hold on guys! What the hell is this ugly bit of business?
    -- Abe Ajay

    #Fashion #Art #Blow

  • It is essential for me to become involved in another search, and 'search' is the proper word to use because it promises discovery along with the risk.
    -- Abe Ajay

    #Discovery #Risk #Promise

  • Painting is self-discovery. You arrive at the image through the act of painting.

  • He best can paint them who shall feel them most.

  • The animation of the canvas is one of the hardest problems of painting.

  • Soon equates to good, later to worse, Uagen Zlepe, scholar. Therefore, immediacy.

  • Color in color is felt at any and every place of the pictorial organization; in its immediacy - its particularity. Color must be felt throughout.

  • I certainly am interested in accessibility, clarity, and immediacy.

  • The objects of the present life fill the human eye with a false magnification because of their immediacy.

  • Good cheer is no hindrance to a good life.

  • Existence is Appetite: the gnaw of being; the one attempt of all things to assimilate to some higher attempt.

  • Though my appetite for food grew frail, my hunger for books was constant.

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