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Marlene Dumas Quotes

Quotes by Marlene Dumas - (7 quotes)

Marlene Dumas - From the Complaining category:

I am against: general ideas / the nude / the appropriation of images / the mystification of the untitled / the glorification of artistic doubt / the fuzzy edges of sensitivity / old sins / and useless guilt. (Marlene Dumas)

Marlene Dumas - From the Drawing category:

Drawings are only a few lines on paper. Therefore it's easy to carry around in plastic bags. Drawings are cheaper than paintings. They don't pretend they'll last forever. (Marlene Dumas)

Marlene Dumas - From the Eroticism category:

My best works are erotic displays of mental confusions... with intrusions of irrelevant information. (Marlene Dumas)

Marlene Dumas - From the Opposites category:

What a funny thing painting is. The abstract painters always insist on their connection with the visible reality, while the so-called figurative artists insist that what they really care about is the abstract qualities of life. (Marlene Dumas)

Marlene Dumas - From the Painting category:

No painting can exist without the tension of what it figures and what it concretely consists of - the pleasure of what it could mean and the pain of what it's not. (Marlene Dumas)

Marlene Dumas - From the Painting category:

Painting is a very slow art. It doesn't travel with the speed of light. That's why dead painters shine so bright. (Marlene Dumas)

Marlene Dumas - From the Time category:

Painting doesn't freeze time. It circulates and recycles time like a wheel that turns. Those who were first might well be last. (Marlene Dumas)