Don’t paint to prove an idea.
Don’t paint prove what’s right.
Don’t paint to be loved.
Don’t decorate rectangles.
Don’t accept notions, myths, shibboleths. Don’t accept. Question. Everything.
I don’t want to feel caught by my own ideas.
I don’t want to paint art.
(They call it art afterwards, you know.)
I don’t paint stripes. But I don’t think shoes are better than stripes.
In my experience a painting is not made with colors and paint at all.
I don’t know what a painting is.
Selected quotations from: Philip Guston, Collected Writings, Lectures, and Conversations, Ed. Clark Coolidge (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2011).
My favorite painter, a nice collection of his thoughts here