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I'm very particular about light, shape, geometry, and palette. I try to generate seductive images at sites that are rarely given that consideration and stage. At the same time, I'm committed to realism. 

Taryn Simon (American Artist)

Selecting a subject requires a massive amount of research. There are piles of e-mails, phone calls, dead ends, and faxes behind every photograph. Eighty percent of the project rests in this phase.

Taryn Simon (American Artist)

I do seem to try to make things harder and harder for myself.

Taryn Simon (American Artist)

The thing you can see so consistently is the process of research. The idea, the intricacy of all the steps and rejections and complexities along the way to actually realizing the work

Taryn Simon (American Artist)

In some perverse way, obstacles interest me and I'm drawn to projects that end up being incredibly laborious.

Taryn Simon (American Artist)

I’ve produced works in Russia and exhibited at both The Garage and the Multimedia Art Museum in Moscow. My roots lead there as well.

Taryn Simon (American Artist)

That optimistic conception of the future is a projection into time of an endeavor which does not belong to the temporal world, the endeavor on the part of men to approximate to his idea of himself the humanization of man.

Taryn Simon (American Artist)

I’m interested in the murky areas where there are no clear answers—or sometimes multiple answers. 

Taryn Simon (American Artist)

The design is raw and simple, like the idea. There’s no fat. It was guided by practicality and functionality. 

Taryn Simon (American Artist)

I would say it’s more just repulsion! If anything, I keep myself purposefully outside the work. It’s also both subconsciously and consciously avoiding a focus on artist identity that too often surrounds women in art

Taryn Simon (American Artist)

It’s about perception. For me, it’s using light as a material to influence or affect the medium of perception.

James Turrell (American Artist)

I can make the sky any colour you choose

James Turrell (American Artist)

I feel that I want to use light as this wonderful and magic elixir that we drink as Vitamin D through the skin—and I mean, we are literally light-eaters—to then affect the way that we see.

James Turrell (American Artist)

It doesn’t actually change, it’s your perception that changes

James Turrell (American Artist)

More people have heard of me through Drake than anything else

James Turrell (American Artist)

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