Jackson Pollock Quotes & Sayings

24 most famous Jackson Pollock quotes and sayings. These are the first 10 quotes we have for him. He was an American artist who passed away on 11 August, 1956.

Jackson Pollock Quotes
“Painting is self-discovery. Every good artist paints what he is.”
Jackson Pollock Quotes
“I have no fear of making changes, destroying the image, etc., because the painting has a life of its own.”
“New needs need new techniques. And the modern artists have found new ways and new means of making their statements... the modern painter cannot express this age, the airplane, the atom bomb, the radio, in the old forms of the Renaissance or of any other past culture.”
“When I say artist I mean the man who is building things - creating molding the earth - whether it be the plains of the west - or the iron ore of Penn. It's all a big game of construction - some with a brush - some with a shovel - some choose a pen.”
Jackson Pollock Quotes
“Abstract painting is abstract. It confronts you. There was a reviewer a while back who wrote that my pictures didn't have any beginning or any end. He didn't mean it as a compliment, but it was.”
Jackson Pollock Quotes
“It doesn't make much difference how the paint is put on as long as something has been said. Technique is just a means of arriving at a statement.”
Jackson Pollock Quotes
“The strangeness will wear off and I think we will discover the deeper meanings in modern art.”
“When I'm painting, I'm not aware of what I'm doing. It's only after a get acquainted period that I see what I've been about. I've no fears about making changes for the painting has a life of its own.”
Jackson Pollock Quotes
“The modern artist... is working and expressing an inner world - in other words - expressing the energy, the motion, and other inner forces.”
Jackson Pollock Quotes
“Today painters do not have to go to a subject matter outside of themselves. Most modern painters work from a different source. They work from within.”

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