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A work will only have deep resonance if the kind of darkness I can generate is something that is resident in me already.
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All ideas grow out of other ideas.
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Artists don't make objects. Artists make mythologies.
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Being an artist is a very long game. It is not a 10-year game. I hope I'll be around making art when I'm 80.
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Content arises out of certain considerations about form, material, context-and that when that subject matter is sufficiently far away.
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I am Indian, and I'm proud of it. Indian life is mythologically rich and powerful.
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I do like the idea that as artists, all sorts of things are available.
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I feel the symbolic world is the nub of a problem for an artist.
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I feel there's everything to do yet.
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I have a small stone yard in Battersea where I go every morning, and then talk through the current projects with the stone carvers.
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I see a connection with the great minimal art of the '60s and '70s.
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I think I understand something about space. I think the job of a sculptor is spatial as much as it is to do with form.
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I used to empty the studio out and throw stuff away. I now don't. There will be a whole series of dead ends that a year or two down the line I'll come back to.
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I, in the end, make art for myself.
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I'd just done my first show in New York, I was about 25, and I loved it.
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I'm interested in that moment of immediate recognition. An object lives in a space in a particular way, you walk into the space and then you say yes that's it, or that's not for me.
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I'm interested in the idea that the inside and the outside are equivalent to each other, that we don't just enclose. The form is continually in a warp, continually turning itself inside out.
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I'm not an artist who has an agenda that's set by the work.
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I've always felt that if one was going to take seriously this vocation as an artist, you have to get beyond that decorative facade.
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I've nothing to say.
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If you get a bad review, you take that in your stride.
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It's precisely in those moments when I don't know what to do, boredom drives one to try a host of possibilities to either get somewhere or not get anywhere.
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It's the role of the artist to pursue content.
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It's very hard from my perspective to know whether one is in one's mid-career. I do feel that there is still everything to prove.
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Maybe the way we have learned to look has changed in the last 25 years, and the exotic is much more acceptable. There are many artists now, younger artists, who work out of the exotic.
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Mister Inbetween has opened a whole host of possibilities which are tremendously exciting.
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Much of what I make is geometric, and has a kind of almost mathematical logic to the form.
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My first show sold within the first 3 minutes, and I came back to the studio and spent the next two and a half years making almost nothing.
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My work is not about my life history. It's not about the story of my neurosis.
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One can hardly be Indian and not know that almost every accent, which hand you eat your food with, has some deeper symbolic truth, reality.
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One cannot set out to make a work that's spiritual. What is a contemporary iconography for the spiritual? Is it some fuzzy space?
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One does afford oneself the luxury to come into the studio and all day, every day, spend one's life making aesthetic propositions. What an immense luxury.
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One does not set out with the idea that I've just had a great idea and now I'm going to go and carry it out. Almost all art that's made like that doesn't go anywhere.
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One doesn't make art for other people, even though I am very concerned with the viewer.
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One must not believe any of those mythologies about oneself as an artist.
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One of the great currents in the contemporary experience of art is that it seems to come out of the experience of the author.
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One of the things I see myself battling with now is the form. That's a battle I need to investigate, fight, whatever.
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Re-investing in one's own little moments of insight is very important.
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Red is a colour I've felt very strongly about. Maybe red is a very Indian colour, maybe it's one of those things that I grew up with and recognise at some other level.
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Red, of course, is the colour of the interior of our bodies. In a way it's inside out, red.
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Sculpture occupies the same space as your body.
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That freedom that Picasso afforded himself, to be an artist in a huge number of ways, seems to be a huge psychological liberation.
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The eye is a very quick instrument, much quicker than the ear. The eye gets it immediately.
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The idea is that the object has a language unto itself.
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The work itself has a complete circle of meaning and counterpoint. And without your involvement as a viewer, there is no story.
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There is something about opening one's heart to the possibilities that one doesn't even truly or readily know are there.
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There was somebody who stood in line for 45 minutes to look at a black carpet. So he took his glasses off and threw them down. And of course they disappeared into the void!
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There's something imminent in the work, but the circle is only completed by the viewer.
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Things don't get to be even remotely mythological until they have some deeper resonance.
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We live in a fractured world. I've always seen it as my role as an artist to attempt to make wholeness.
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We're building a kind of bridge - there's some Mister Inbetween over there, which is powerful and new, different.
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What interests me is the sense of the darkness that we carry within us, the darkness that's akin to one of the principal subjects of the sublime - terror.
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What one does in the studio is to pose a series of problems to oneself. I've got to look for some deeper meaning, for some reason for this thing to be in the world. There's enough stuff in the world.
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When I first started, I was making objects out of colour pigment. They looked more Indian than some of the things I'm doing now.
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When you buy a work by Picasso, what you look at is the mythological context in which Picasso worked. What a great thing to do.
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Work grows out of other work, and there are very few eureka moments.
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You know that day after day of, Oh God what am I going to do with myself feeling? The fear of the emptiness that it implies keeps me going.
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