Behind The Brush
"I've been painting all my adult like. It is what I come back to time and again, regardless of what else is going on in my life, whether business, politics, writing, even Nascar and endurance racing.
I work to create art that speaks to me, that speaks for me, that reaches out beyond me to others.
Over time I have gone from crayons and charcoal on paper, to oil and acrylic on canvas, to working with the tools of technology at my daily disposal, including MacBook Pro & iPhone, from which I create very unique, compelling, and personal works ...
... works that push the envelope, that speak of the human condition and the people who condition humanity. All from a foundation of passion. A passion both for the tools I use and the subjects I focus on.
To me, art is passion. My passion. And my work is all about the pursuit of that passion."
- Pierre Bourque
"Art is life ... secure and serene and timeless ... unaging in the turmoil of politics or international affairs ... independent of praise or blame ... it lives when its spirit recreates the mind of its lover". - J.B. Neumann, Founder, New Art Circle
"You're not going to dismantle the master's house by using the master's tools .. You're not going to build art out of the art store .. you have to invent your own tools and your own procedure." - Richard Serra, artist
"My successful works are the ones where there's no trace of me whatsoever" - Damian Hirst, artist
"It doesn't make much difference how the paint is being put on as long as something is being said. Technique is just a means at arriving at a statement." - Jackson Pollock, artist
"I don't like tools for artists .. I prefer to make my own tools ... My real tools are my mind and my heart." - Pierre Soulages, artist
"You can’t teach art, that’s the irony of art school. The only thing you can’t teach at art school is art." - David Bailey, artist
"One of the ultimate achievements of an artist is to push forward the boundaries of what is considered art and what is not." - Jeffrey Deitch, art critic, dealer, curator
MVY Surf Shop:
Recent Solo Show
Solo Presentation of New Works
Martha's Vineyard, MA, USA
May 4 - May 30, 2013
Queries, commissions, and comments welcomed. Thanks for stopping by.