Graham Sutherland Quotes.
I don’t think anyone is free – one creates one’s own prison.
The unknown is just as real as the known and must be made to look so.
I see something – some conjunction of forms – which dominates all others. There is a sudden recognition that in what I have been looking at there is contained a unique series of rhythms… A shiver down the spine arrives to prove the validity of such an encounter.
In painting, you have to destroy in order to gain… you have got to sacrifice something you are quite pleased with in order to get something better. Of course, it’s a risk.
It is not a question so much of a ‘tree like a figure’ or a ‘root like a figure’ – it is a question of bringing out the anonymous personality of these things.
Almost everything, if one keeps one’s eyes open, is potential material for painting.