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Abe Ajay Quotes

Quotes by Abe Ajay - (8 quotes)

Abe Ajay - From the Collage category:

Collage-making, for me, is basically an act of painting, allowing me to indulge in an appetite for immediacy. (Abe Ajay)

Abe Ajay - From the Colour category:

I advise students on the subject of color as follows: If it looks good enough to eat, use it. (Abe Ajay)

Abe Ajay - From the Commerce category:

By and large, the making of serious, thoughtful and occasionally valuable art has become a lonely persuasion, while the marketing of art has become a boutique operation, manipulated by fashion, self-serving art scholars and the vagaries of the auction block. (Abe Ajay)

Abe Ajay - From the Contemporary Art category:

Every time some new huckster of angst-ridden metaphor is appointed by Art Forum, the congregation genuflects, stroking the catalog like a handful of Rosary beads, and starts spreading that old gospel according to Hyperbole. No questions asked... And thus the bill of goods is sold, all along the line. An art historical snake, swallowing its own tale. (Abe Ajay)

Abe Ajay - From the Conviction category:

Somewhere in my head, a private conviction exists that 'Search is the Process' and 'Discovery the Art Form.' (Abe Ajay)

Abe Ajay - From the Discovery category:

The search which takes place in my studio might best be described as a mining operation, a vertical dig in which a number of discoveries are apt to surface from a single shaft. (Abe Ajay)

Abe Ajay - From the Fashion category:

The art world is now a fashion industry, led by its Whitney Biennial 'nose for the new look.' But nobody, it seems, has the guts or the brains to blow the necessary whistle and holler, 'Hold on guys! What the hell is this ugly bit of business?' (Abe Ajay)

Abe Ajay - From the Searching category:

It is essential for me to become involved in another search, and 'search' is the proper word to use because it promises discovery along with the risk. (Abe Ajay)