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I have written to Air India, but have not heard from them yet. I have done several works commissioned by Indian Airlines and Air India in the past. For some, I have not even received receipts, specially works which were done for barter

Jatin Das (Indian Painter and Sculptor)

We contemporary artists have this feeling that we are more important – maybe because we have catalogues, feature films are made on us and we are written about and sold. But frankly, the traditional artists are much more talented than the contemporary artists.

Jatin Das (Indian Painter and Sculptor)

India is a unique country – it is in the Orient – it is different from the Western world. We still have craftspeople and weavers – blacksmiths and gold smiths – people who can do embroidery, bidri ka kaam, basketry, jewellery, whatever you name.

Jatin Das (Indian Painter and Sculptor)

My paintings are without architecture or narrative, they are without any story. They are out of context.

Jatin Das (Indian Painter and Sculptor)

Quite often when we meet someone we have a ‘mind blockade’. A real meeting can take place only when we do not have a blockade in our mind.

Jatin Das (Indian Painter and Sculptor)

In India art was a way of life in the ancient times. After the colonial period India has gone through a lot of changes. We are disconnected from our culture, philosophy, heritage and ancestry.

Jatin Das (Indian Painter and Sculptor)

I think exhibitions are for sale. A lot of young artists are copying the West and are taking advantage of the biennale and triennale cultures across the world so that the media takes notice of their art

Jatin Das (Indian Painter and Sculptor)

Let us not compare Europe and Asia. They are two very different cultures. Europe has gone through wars. We have gone through natural calamities like floods and earthquakes.

Jatin Das (Indian Painter and Sculptor)

Exhibitions are like the emperor's clothes - there is a lot of sensation and media attention to fool around. It's like if 50 people walk naked, another will join in.

Jatin Das (Indian Painter and Sculptor)

I came to Delhi in 1967 to teach. At that time, Delhi was a hub for artists. With the passage of time, they (colleagues) have all dispersed and some of them have become ‘quickies’ with their quick shows, quick money, quick parties

Jatin Das (Indian Painter and Sculptor)

I never use the expression that I am doing art. I always say that I am working. I never use words such as creativity or inspiration. They are hackneyed words.

Jatin Das (Indian Painter and Sculptor)

People use terms today like Art Market. I don’t do business of art. Although I live on sale of art, I don’t paint to sell.

Jatin Das (Indian Painter and Sculptor)

This is wrong notion. We eat all kinds of fruits and vegetables which become few drops of blood in our body. Likewise when I write a poem, I write a poem. And when I paint, I do just that. Nothing is a hobby for me as anything I do is my work.

Jatin Das (Indian Painter and Sculptor)

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)

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