Robert Longo Famous Quotes & Sayings

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29 Robert Longo Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

Robert Longo Sayings: I've been dealing with epic images, and I realized all of a sudden that I I've been dealing with epic images, and I realized all of a sudden that I grew up in the age of epics.
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Robert Longo Sayings: I think the pursuit of trying to understand things is really a critical issue. I I think the pursuit of trying to understand things is really a critical issue. I see the issue of life and death in everything I do. I'm trying to find answers. It can be quite frustrating.
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Robert Longo Sayings: The translation process becomes a highly subjective thing - turning reds and blues into black-and-whiteness. The translation process becomes a highly subjective thing - turning reds and blues into black-and-whiteness. It's really bizarre for me.
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Robert Longo Sayings: I made a body of work, which was like trying to make movies on a I made a body of work, which was like trying to make movies on a wall and was made up of all different images and materials. I had the aspiration to make movies because I thought that was the cycle. I had this insane egomaniac idea that I could make movies because I made these gigantic art projects.
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Robert Longo Sayings: The artist has to be a guardian of the culture. The artist has to be a guardian of the culture.
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Robert Longo Sayings: It's been like therapy to be able to play music and not embarrass my children It's been like therapy to be able to play music and not embarrass my children too much. They've come to a bunch of the shows. It's kind of cool. I'm glad they like it.
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Robert Longo Sayings: And I'm sort of deconstructing the process of what marks came first, what came later. And I'm sort of deconstructing the process of what marks came first, what came later. Every aspect of the image is interesting to me to dissect and understand.
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Robert Longo Sayings: A lot of us grew up in public. That often means that you have to A lot of us grew up in public. That often means that you have to fail in public too.
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Robert Longo Sayings: I find that all these subjects that I'm dealing with tend to lead me to I find that all these subjects that I'm dealing with tend to lead me to religion and politics one way or another. It's not something that I necessarily want to address, but it seems like it's screaming at me to pay attention to it.
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Robert Longo Sayings: The ebb and flow as an artist is a bizarre experience, for sure. I was The ebb and flow as an artist is a bizarre experience, for sure. I was lucky enough to become successful pretty young - in late '79, 1980 - with a body of work that got recognized and became an archetype.
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Robert Longo Sayings: Dying young is the easy way out. It's much harder to keep your edge and Dying young is the easy way out. It's much harder to keep your edge and keep it going.
Robert Longo Sayings: I do have great respect for painting, but I am definitely not a painter. I I do have great respect for painting, but I am definitely not a painter. I make drawings of paintings, and I'm jealous of painting for sure, but, for me, the paper gives my work a limit.
Robert Longo Sayings: As an artist - I'm sure like most creative people - you have a kind As an artist - I'm sure like most creative people - you have a kind of board of directors that you make your work for. It's a group of people that you have, these friends, and you want to know what they think. In a weird way, you're making the work for them.
Robert Longo Sayings: I started realizing I have enough history that some of it has been forgotten. I started realizing I have enough history that some of it has been forgotten.
Robert Longo Sayings: An artist can have an intention, but the viewer has their own subjective experience. An artist can have an intention, but the viewer has their own subjective experience.
Robert Longo Sayings: An artist should know art history. Shock value only lasts so long. An artist should know art history. Shock value only lasts so long.
Robert Longo Sayings: When I look back on everything I've done, it all somehow makes sense to me. When I look back on everything I've done, it all somehow makes sense to me. But it doesn't make sense when you're actually doing it.
Robert Longo Sayings: I can't come up with the titles. My wife hates my titles. She doesn't even I can't come up with the titles. My wife hates my titles. She doesn't even want to know about them.
Robert Longo Sayings: Art is a form of understanding like philosophy and science and mathematics are an understanding Art is a form of understanding like philosophy and science and mathematics are an understanding but the difference is that art has the capacity to hold all these different things. It is the form of understanding that is best suited for the contemporary time.
Robert Longo Sayings: My degree was in sculpture. I always think that drawing is a sculptural process. I My degree was in sculpture. I always think that drawing is a sculptural process. I always feel like I'm carving the image out rather than painting the image. I'm carving it out with erasers and tools like that. I've always had this fondness for sculpture.
Robert Longo Sayings: It's weird making a drawing of painting. I start to realize that charcoal is this It's weird making a drawing of painting. I start to realize that charcoal is this incredibly fragile material. I'm making images of paintings out of dust.
Robert Longo Sayings: There are no guidelines for what happens when you get successful as an artist. My There are no guidelines for what happens when you get successful as an artist. My heroes were artists like Acconci, and he didn't make any money. That's what I thought success was.
Robert Longo Sayings: You make the work for yourself first and the next line is the people you You make the work for yourself first and the next line is the people you trust, and you know that they're going to tell you what they feel. They let you know if you're dishing bullshit or if it's real.
Robert Longo Sayings: If you're fortunate enough with your history, like with Men in the Cities, your work If you're fortunate enough with your history, like with Men in the Cities, your work becomes so absorbed in culture that the authorship of it doesn't exist anymore.
Robert Longo Sayings: I always imagine that I want to make art that is going to kill you,whether I always imagine that I want to make art that is going to kill you,whether it's going to do it visually or physically, I'll take either way.
Robert Longo Sayings: The thing that's interesting as you get older as an artist is that the biggest The thing that's interesting as you get older as an artist is that the biggest challenge seems to be: how do you stay relevant?
Robert Longo Sayings: I'm trying to find answers. It can be quite frustrating, but at the same time, I'm trying to find answers. It can be quite frustrating, but at the same time, I'm never quite satisfied with what I'm doing, so I'm always looking for the next thing.
Robert Longo Sayings: Modern abstract art starts in Russia in about 1915 with Malevich, and then the Russian Modern abstract art starts in Russia in about 1915 with Malevich, and then the Russian Revolution happens, and eventually all that experimental art gets squashed and social realism comes back into play. All of a sudden, Malevich is no longer painting black squares; he's painting peasants in colorful schmattas.
Robert Longo Sayings: The great thing about doing a show in New York is that you can work The great thing about doing a show in New York is that you can work until the night before.