Gary Wragg on painting

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“[But] the priority when I’m making my painting is that it doesn’t have to be liked. It’s what must be done and that is all there is to it. This is what I do and I try to do it as best I can and to let it happen in a way that seems to be interesting to me – in a way that is fresh and somehow has relevance and a kick to it.” ~ Gary Wragg

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Gary Wragg on painting

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“I am most definitely in the same world as everybody else, but the studio is not. The studio is well, I don’t know anywhere else like it, and I love being here, I spend all my time here, I even sleep here, I can’t wait to get here. But that is because of my experience of the world, of passing through the world, of going in the tube or the bus, walking, talking, looking at the floor or at the sky, whatever… Then you come here and you do things about it.” ~ Gary Wragg

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Gary Wragg on painting

 

“For me, there are three sets of things painting does, but all painters do them differently, and that’s what’s interesting. These are: opening out a space or closing it up; making something full or empty (how you divide a canvas, making it shrink, or keep its size); and the simple opposition of positive and negative.” ~ Gary Wragg

 

 

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