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I often hear women approvingly describe themselves or other women as feisty. Feisty, I feel, has sexist implications, as if standing up for yourself was exceptional in a woman. It sounds like a word that a raffish Lothario would use about a difficult conquest.
Im a fan of the restaurant where they only have one thing and maybe a vegetarian option. You get what you are given.
I love learning. I always learn on the job.
Im quite self-serving so, while going round a degree show, what I really want to find out is whats going on in the world today, particularly as technology has widened the chasm between generations.
Well it’s interesting because we use the word brand in a very derogatory way a lot of the time. I do it as much as anyone. But i think a brand is also sort of like momentum; it gets you through the bad patches if you’ve got a good brand.
Well, intellectual importance is directly linked to financial value in the art world. I mean, thats the thing you really want – museum quality. You want to go down in the annals of art history.
How art works is really interesting. It comes from our unconscious, a lot of it. And were communicating in ways were not completely aware of when were making it.
My job is to make meaning. To make meaning in a meaningless world.
In the art world, originality is seen as a precious commodity and its increasingly difficult to get because the territory of art is so trampled.
I was very excited when the Holburne Museum proposed a show of my ceramics from the 80s and early 90s as it would also be an opportunity to find and record the beginnings of my career.
My father was a keen photographer; he had his own darkroom.
For me, earnestness is the greatest crime an Englishman can commit.
I like skateboarding because it’s backyard danger. You don’t need to go on an alpine holiday to get thrills.
Of course, I worry about being fashionable, although when you’re fashionable you’re already on the track to being unfashionable.
Drawing will never go out of date because, you know, you’ve still got to have the imaginative thought. You’ve got to react to the world in the present and do a drawing.
The best view is always from the mountain you’ve climbed.
I’m suspicious when I go to someone’s house and everything is beautiful and perfect. Authenticity often means mistakes.
I did a psychotherapy day once, about class, and the first thing they did was get us to talk about our names. Of course, me, being called Grayson, everybody thinks its somehow unusual and classy. No, its bang-on aspirational working class.
And it’s been one of my big sort of campaigns throughout my career, really, is to sort of make art accessible but without dumbing it down. You know, art – the more you know about it, the more you enjoy it.
I was sort of mute when I went to art school. There were two girls there who thought I was German because I only grunted.
I’ve always liked working with an archetypal design, something functional.
I think people mistakenly get their chaos muddled up with their creativity. Provided you know what your issues are, they’re not going to go away.
I think sometimes in the art world theres an implication that you need an entry-level education to walk through the door of a gallery. But you dont. The learning experience actually happens once youre in the gallery.
We learned how to look at art from religion.
Part of being an artist is that you are achingly self-conscious about every aesthetic decision you make, and taste is at its most powerful when it’s a default, unconscious decision because that’s when all the influence of your childhood and background and society comes into play.