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Anish Kapoor Quotes and Sayings

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Artists don't make objects.
Artists make mythologies.
- Anish Kapoor

Related topics: Art

Red is a colour I've felt very strongly about.
Maybe red is a very Indian colour, maybe it's one of
those things that I grew up with and recognise at some other level.
- Anish Kapoor

A work will only have deep resonance if the kind of
darkness I can generate is something that is resident in me already.
- Anish Kapoor

Work grows out of other work, and there are very few eureka moments.
- Anish Kapoor

 

You know that day after day of, Oh God what am I going
to do with myself feeling? The fear of the emptiness
that it implies keeps me going.
- Anish Kapoor

One of the great currents in the contemporary experience
of art is that it seems to come out of the experience of the author.
- Anish Kapoor

If you get a bad review, you take that in your stride.
- Anish Kapoor

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I used to empty the studio out and throw stuff away.
I now don't.
There will be a whole series of dead ends that a year
or two down the line I'll come back to.
- Anish Kapoor

I, in the end, make art for myself.
- Anish Kapoor

One does afford oneself the luxury to come into the studio and all day,
every day, spend one's life making aesthetic propositions.
What an immense luxury.
- Anish Kapoor

Re-investing in one's own little moments of insight is very important.
- Anish Kapoor

I've nothing to say.
- Anish Kapoor

It's the role of the artist to pursue content.
- Anish Kapoor

One can hardly be Indian and not know that almost every accent,
which hand you eat your food with, has some deeper symbolic truth,
reality.
- Anish Kapoor

That freedom that Picasso afforded himself,
to be an artist in a huge number of ways,
seems to be a huge psychological liberation.
- Anish Kapoor

Sculpture occupies the same space as your body.
- Anish Kapoor

One must not believe any of those mythologies about oneself as an artist.
- Anish Kapoor

My first show sold within the first 3 minutes,
and I came back to the studio and spent the next two
and a half years making almost nothing.
- Anish Kapoor

I am Indian, and I'm proud of it.
Indian life is mythologically rich and powerful.
- Anish Kapoor

My work is not about my life history.
It's not about the story of my neurosis.
- Anish Kapoor

I think I understand something about space.
I think the job of a sculptor is spatial as much as it is to do with form.
- Anish Kapoor

Red, of course, is the colour of the interior of our bodies.
In a way it's inside out, red.
- Anish Kapoor

One cannot set out to make a work that's spiritual.
What is a contemporary iconography for the spiritual? Is it some fuzzy space?
- Anish Kapoor

It's precisely in those moments when I don't know what to do,
boredom drives one to try a host of possibilities to
either get somewhere or not get anywhere.
- Anish Kapoor

Being an artist is a very long game.
It is not a 10-year game.
I hope I'll be around making art when I'm 80.
- Anish Kapoor

Maybe the way we have learned to look has changed in the last 25 years,
and the exotic is much more acceptable.
There are many artists now, younger artists,
who work out of the exotic.
- Anish Kapoor

The idea is that the object has a language unto itself.
- Anish Kapoor

The eye is a very quick instrument, much quicker than the ear.
The eye gets it immediately.
- Anish Kapoor

The work itself has a complete circle of meaning and counterpoint.
And without your involvement as a viewer,
there is no story.
- Anish Kapoor

One does not set out with the idea that I've just had
a great idea and now I'm going to go and carry it out.
Almost all art that's made like that doesn't go anywhere.
- Anish Kapoor

I feel there's everything to do yet.
- Anish Kapoor

Much of what I make is geometric, and has a kind of
almost mathematical logic to the form.
- Anish Kapoor

I've always felt that if one was going to take seriously
this vocation as an artist,
you have to get beyond that decorative facade.
- Anish Kapoor

One doesn't make art for other people,
even though I am very concerned with the viewer.
- Anish Kapoor

What interests me is the sense of the darkness that we carry within us,
the darkness that's akin to one of the principal subjects of the sublime -
terror.
- Anish Kapoor

I feel the symbolic world is the nub of a problem for an artist.
- Anish Kapoor

There's something imminent in the work,
but the circle is only completed by the viewer.
- Anish Kapoor

We live in a fractured world.
I've always seen it as my role as an artist to attempt to make wholeness.
- Anish Kapoor

Content arises out of certain considerations about form,
material, context-and that when that subject matter
is sufficiently far away.
- Anish Kapoor

All ideas grow out of other ideas.
- Anish Kapoor

I'm not an artist who has an agenda that's set by the work.
- Anish Kapoor

What one does in the studio is to pose a series of problems to oneself.
I've got to look for some deeper meaning,
for some reason for this thing to be in the world.
There's enough stuff in the world.
- Anish Kapoor

I was the least Pop of all the Pop artists.
- Robert Indiana

Lesser artists borrow, great artists steal.
- Igor Stravinsky

Artists themselves are not confined,
but their output is.
- Robert Smithson

Immature artists imitate.
Mature artists steal.
- Lionel Trilling

Artists who seek perfection in everything are those
who cannot attain it in anything.
- Gustave Flaubert

Lately I've been a workaholic.
I'm in the studio all the time and I've helped to produce a couple of artists.
- Duncan Sheik

It's nice to get a response from the artists that I cover.
- Joe Cocker

Many fail to realize this great recording industry
was built by so-called jazz artists.
And at the other end of the spectrum,
a base in European classical music as well.
- Ahmad Jamal

I'd love to break America, like all artists do.
It's a lot of work but, you know, it's got to be done!
- Rachel Stevens

All artists are now free to express their own personality.
- Maurice Denis

We want people to see us live before we continue on
and call ourselves recording artists.
- Jason Mraz

We eat up artists like there's going to be a famine at the end.
- Nikki Giovanni

Artists are traditionally resistant to labels.
- Patti Smith

Cartoonists are untrained artists, while illustrators are more trained.
- John Kricfalusi

All kids, when they go to school, are pretty good artists
and dancers and singers and poets.
All that gets buried, basically through being educated,
or brainwashed.
- William Wiley

Creative Artists Agency put together a project of extraordinary
mediocrity and colossal stupidity.
Otherwise, it was great.
- Mikhail Baryshnikov

I just feel passionately about a few things and particularly
about helping artists get off the ground.
- Jane Badler

I want to invest and have my own record label and artists.
I want to have a business where my kids,
kids, kids will still have something going on long after I'm gone.
- Chingy

Most artists like to think of themselves as rugged individualists,
as independent characters.
- Jack Levine

I will be developing artists for my new label.
The rest is in God's Hands.
- Gary Wright

We, the artists, make the stuff they sell and they're like ticks on our backs,
sucking the life out of us.
- Malcolm Wilson

The deals that were made for Black artists at that
time were not the deals that were made for white artists.
- Solomon Burke

I love music and musicians.
And seeing great artists dropped from labels was really
frustrating and sad to me.
- Rosanna Arquette

I've never understood why artists, who so often condescend
to the cliches of their own culture,
are so eager to embrace the cliches of cultures they know nothing about.
- Brad Holland

Artists should always think of themselves as cosmic
instruments for storytelling.
- Ted Lange

And obviously, when I started out, I had a little bit
more curiosity than some,
and went seeking out the original artists,
or in some cases searching up country music.
- Elvis Costello

Some artists want to confront.
Some want to invoke thought.
They're all necessary and they're all valid.
- Maya Lin

We showed the industry that female artists could attract
the same audiences as the big male stars.
- Sarah McLachlan

I was lucky enough to first meet Elvis at his house
in Bel Air and he used to invite different artists,
singers and musicians, to come and jam with him at his house.
- Jackie DeShannon


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