” I think a painting should include more experience than simply intended statement. “


” Most of the power of painting comes through the manipulation of space… but I don’t understand that. “


” Sometimes I see it and then paint it. Other times I paint it and then see it. Both are impure situations, and I prefer neither. “


” At first I had some idea that the absence of color made the work more physical. Early on I was very involved with the notion of the painting as an object and tended to attack that idea from different directions. “



All 4 Jasper Johns Quotes about Paint in picture


I think a painting should include more experience than simply intended statement.
Most of the power of painting comes through the manipulation of space... but I don


Sometimes I see it and then paint it. Other times I paint it and then see it. Both are impure situations, and I prefer neither.
At first I had some idea that the absence of color made the work more physical. Early on I was very involved with the notion of the painting as an object and tended to attack that idea from different directions.
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