Grayson Perry quotes

  • The middle class male thinks he has a monopoly on objectivity.
    -- Grayson Perry

    #Thinking #Objectivity #Class

  • Originality is for people with short memories
    -- Grayson Perry

    #Memories #People #Originality

  • Art is not some fun add-on to life,
    -- Grayson Perry

    #Art #Fun #Add

  • To appreciate art you’ve got to work at it a bit.
    -- Grayson Perry

    #Art #Appreciate

  • Until we can insert a USB into our ear and download our thoughts, drawing remains the best way of getting visual information on to the page. I draw as a collagist, juxtaposing images and styles of mark-making from many sources. The world I draw is the interior landscape of my personal obsessions and of cultures I have absorbed and adapted, from Latvian folk art to Japanese screens. I lasso thoughts with a pen. I draw a stave church or someone from Hello! Magazine not because I want to replicate how they look, but because of the meaning they bring to the work.
    -- Grayson Perry

    #Art #Drawing #Style

  • I just love dressing up in everything a man is supposed not to be, in all that vulnerability, sweetness, preciousness and impracticality.
    -- Grayson Perry

    #Men #Dressing Up #Sweetness

  • Creativity is mistakes.
    -- Grayson Perry

    #Mistake #Creativity

  • Artists should imprint their handwriting on the work, because if they give a piece to a fabrication studio, the craftsmen there may actually be too perfect; you don't see the quirks that the artist would have developed.
    -- Grayson Perry

    #Artist #Giving #Perfect

  • I like the idea of my art being a covetable object; I like preciousness. A lot of art seems to flaunt its throw-away character... But you have to sail out into the dangerous sea of fine art with these crafted works.
    -- Grayson Perry

    #Art #Character #Sea

  • Beauty and seriousness are perhaps the most shocking tactics left to artists these days.
    -- Grayson Perry

    #Artist #Tactics #These Days

  • To appreciate art you’ve got to work at it a bit.
    -- Grayson Perry

    #Art #Appreciate #Bits

  • I think when we talk of craft we talk of a certain set of processes, whether that be clay of glass if jewelry or textiles, and we look back through history instantly.
    -- Grayson Perry

    #Inspirational #Motivational #Thinking

  • Taste is a phenomenon. Most of taste is unconscious - it comes from your upbringing, from your family, from your society, your gender, your race; it's a melange of all those things.
    -- Grayson Perry

    #Gender #Our Family #Phenomenon

  • Contemporary art often plays to the part of us that is very uncomfortable with not being sure, that cannot maintain a state of 'don't know'. The over-prioritising of meaning gets in the way of just experiencing the art in a more sensual way. Judging quality purely from an intuitive emotional response needs more confidence and experience than just working it out like a crossword clue.
    -- Grayson Perry

    #Art #Emotional #Judging

  • It is true that there are not many smiling faces in modern art galleries. Happy art is much harder to make. Art and humour are uneasy bedfellows. Artists need strong feelings to motivate them to make things. I am often fuelled by anger.
    -- Grayson Perry

    #Art #Strong #Feelings

  • The basic premise of taste, as Stephen Bayley, the cultural critic, said, is that taste is that which does not alienate your peers. Most people want to fit in with their tribe in some way or another, so they give off signals, whether it's with their clothes, their behavior, their car, their whatever, and gain status. Every tribe has a hierarchy, and that's what taste is: it's an unconscious display of who you are, and where you want to be.
    -- Grayson Perry

    #Giving #Car #People

  • I'm concerned with not ever being fashionable.
    -- Grayson Perry

    #Fashionable #Concerned

  • I always say to people if you want to see what Britain looks like, watch Gogglebox. It's brilliant and funny and warm and clever.
    -- Grayson Perry

    #Clever #People #Brilliant

  • A lot of people who work in computers think that the world is like them.
    -- Grayson Perry

    #Thinking #People #World

  • If you're in the culture business, you're not so locked in to your class, or you can have fun with it.
    -- Grayson Perry

    #Fun #Having Fun #Culture

  • Desmond Morris says that men make better artists because they are greater risk-takers; on the other hand, he thinks that women are better organisers and diplomats and more suited to become politicians.
    -- Grayson Perry

    #Artist #Men #Thinking

  • I think if people really want music they'll search it out.
    -- Grayson Perry

    #Thinking #People

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