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Quotes by Robert Ryman - (11 quotes)

Robert Ryman - From the Challenge category:

My approach tends to be from experiments... If I know how to do something well, there's no need to do it all the time because it becomes a little monotonous. So I like to find a challenge. (Robert Ryman)

Robert Ryman - From the Colour category:

The white is just a means of exposing other elements. White enables other things to become visible. (Robert Ryman)

Robert Ryman - From the Experiments category:

I thought I would try and see what would happen. I wanted to see what the paint would do, how the brushes would work. (Robert Ryman)

Robert Ryman - From the Future category:

I'm always involved with tomorrow and today, not yesterday. I'm always thinking about tomorrow. (Robert Ryman)

Robert Ryman - From the Influence category:

Rothko was very influential for me. When I first saw Rothko, I'd never seen a painting that way before. And I didn't know what he was doing. I'd been looking at pictures all the time, and here was something that had a totally different feeling to it. (Robert Ryman)

Robert Ryman - From the Limitations category:

My painting is not limited at all. I have many possibilities, in terms of approach. And the reason I have that is because I'm not limited by a certain narrative that I want to get across. (Robert Ryman)

Robert Ryman - From the Pleasure category:

The real purpose of painting is to give pleasure. (Robert Ryman)

Robert Ryman - From the Questions category:

There is never any question of what to paint, but how to paint. (Robert Ryman)

Robert Ryman - From the Space category:

I don't abstract from anything... I am involved with real space, the room itself, real light, and real surface. (Robert Ryman)

Robert Ryman - From the Wonder category:

Wow, what is this? I don't know what's going on, but I like it. (Robert Ryman)

Robert Ryman - From the Words category:

I don't like this word abstract... but I use it because people... have an idea what I'm talking about. (Robert Ryman)