Jackson Pollock quotes

Born
January 28, 1912 Cody, Wyoming, U.S.

Died
August 11, 1956.

Occupation
Painter.

Jackson Pollock was an American painter, famous for his large drip canvases.

Abstract painting is abstract. It confronts you.
– Jackson Pollock
It doesn’t matter how the paint is put on, as long as something is said.
– Jackson Pollock
I hardly ever stretch the canvas before painting.
– Jackson Pollock
My painting does not come from the easel.
– Jackson Pollock
Painting is a state of being.
– Jackson Pollock
The painting has a life of its own. I try to let it come through.
– Jackson Pollock
The secret of success is… to be fully awake to everything about you.
– Jackson Pollock
The modern artist is working with space and time, and expressing his feelings rather than illustrating.
– Jackson Pollock
Every good painter paints what he is.
– Jackson Pollock
I can control the flow of paint: there is no accident.
– Jackson Pollock
Art is coming face to face with yourself.
– Jackson Pollock
Painting is self-discovery. Every good artist paints what he is.
– Jackson Pollock
When I am in my painting, I’m not aware of what I’m doing.
– Jackson Pollock
I have no fear of making changes, destroying the image, etc., because the painting has a life of its own.
– Jackson Pollock
I don’t work from drawings. I don’t make sketches and drawings and color sketches into a final painting.
– Jackson Pollock
The strangeness will wear off and I think we will discover the deeper meanings in modern art.
– Jackson Pollock
Modern art to me is nothing more than the expression of contemporary aims of the age that we’re living in.
– Jackson Pollock