Pollock

Painting is self-discovery. Every good artist paints what he is.”

  • Jackson Pollock

Abstract painting is abstract. It confronts you. There was a reviewer a while back who wrote that my pictures didn’t have any beginning or any end. He didn’t mean it as a compliment, but it was. ”
-Jackson Pollock

I have no fear of making changes, destroying the image, etc., because the painting has a life of its own. ”
-Jackson Pollock

It doesn’t make much difference how the paint is put on as long as something has been said. Technique is just a means of arriving at a statement. ”
-Jackson Pollock

The modern artist is working with space and time, and expressing his feelings rather than illustrating. ”
-Jackson Pollock

The modern artist… is working and expressing an inner world – in other words – expressing the energy, the motion, and other inner forces. ”
-Jackson Pollock

The painting has a life of its own. I try to let it come through. ”
-Jackson Pollock

When I am in my painting, I’m not aware of what I’m doing. ”
-Jackson Pollock

When I say artist I mean the man who is building things – creating molding the earth – whether it be the plains of the west – or the iron ore of Penn. It’s all a big game of construction – some with a brush – some with a shovel – some choose a pen. ”
-Jackson Pollock

Image property of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY.

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