"I don't believe in any kind of profundity that cannot withstand being confronted with the banalities of everyday life" 1964
"Within Nordic art the picture exists before the word. Here, the image is the theme. The words are variations. Within the Latin Tradition things are the other way around. The word is the point of origin"
"A book of love bound in sandpaper, which destroys your pocket"
"not about ideas, but the concrete material, realities of art: wall, canvas, pigment"
"One is often better able to describe the struggle between people, the essential, by using fantastical animals, simple, primitive naked instincts than by painting a specific individual situation (...) we should describe ourselves as human animals"
"Art & handwriting are the same. An image is written and handwriting is images" 1944
The Jade flute / The girl in the fire / The Troll and the birds / Tallowscoop Waunderworker / Narcolepts on the Lake of Coma (titles)
HELHESTEN (THE HELL HORSE)