“They said in the Eighties that painting was dead, well, painting hadn’t even started. It was such a narrow minded period of time, the conceptualists really tried to get rid of painting completely.
The area of imagination, the playing field for art, is so gigantic that no-one’s really explored it. That would be the legacy that I would want to leave, the exploration of what imagination can lead to, how it would compound itself to become expladential.
In other words what my generation does I would like to see another younger generation come and step on that and make that one step further into wild abstraction, to compound the poetry, make it lyrically remarkable.”