Asger Jorn, his sourced artist quotes on art and artist life, all selected and sourced to give an impression of the art-approach of this Danish painter.
a short quote of Asger Jorn, as introduction:
Beautiful, ugly, impressive, disgusting, meaningless, grim, contradictory etc.. .It makes no difference, as long as it is life, vigorously pouring forth.
quote in 'Ansigt til Ansigt' [Face to Face], A-5, 1 (1944), p. 14
As young starting artist Jorn co-founded during the war period in Danmark (during the German occupation) the underground art group, 'Helhesten' (hell-horse) and became active contributor to its journal.
In 1941, Jorn wrote his key theoretical art-essay, 'Intimate Banalities'', published in 'Helhesten'; many quotes of his firm art statements here are taken from this essay.
From 1947 Jorn was an leafing artist in the new COBRA art movement with artists from Denmark, The Netherlands and Belgium.
More of Asger Jorn's sourced quotes you can find on Wikiquote. His extended biography and life facts on Wikipedia.
On Wikiart I advise you to view the art-images of his created paintings in a chronological order. Because chronologically the images there become visual quotes; they illustrate very clearly the start, developments and ending - including all the moves and changes - of ……'s painting art.