Inspiring to hear such a prolific artist talking about his work in general. The points that I felt were pertinent to my own practice were:-
- when painting might be singular, parents can be created as closely related and in sets – to be made and sold together
- nearly every image that appears in a print appears in a painting too
- Great printmakers – Picasso, Richard Hamilton, Jasper Johns
- Joseph Albers colour course – *Must see if this is something that is available in any form
- you have to act on colour all the time
- people’s ability to look at things is becoming less accurate because we are so used to looking at screens. We don’t know how to relax with a painting and take it in. Need to acquire the habit of seeing.
- large sets of prints forming a single image rather than a group of images – helps keep the production manageable.
- Seurat drew the people in separate studies for ‘The Bathers’ and then pieced together the painting from them. *Try and do this myself – make drawings and literally use them as collage material
- objects that are so pervasive in our world – the least valued because they are everywhere – they are the most interesting because they are so invasive
- what is more famous than the famous – the ordinary. They are the things that describe our world, our values
- Drawing things identically to remove hierachies
- Take a famous painting – remove the people – then have a painting with just the people, a painting with just the drawings (not all paintings have the element of place and painting to be able to split them up). *Must be able to take this idea somewhere – really conceptually exciting.