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I believe that one of the most important properties of a work of art is an attempt to reconcile opposites, and in their fusion to achieve a wholeness or oneness, the experiencing of which should be revelatory - both for the artist and the spectator - something akin to the experience of enlightenment in terms of religion.
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Any art which can be subjected to an analytical process is, by this very fact, removed from the possibility of being art.

— Douglas Portway

I believe that one of the most important properties of a work of art is an attempt to reconcile opposites, and in their fusion to achieve a 'wholeness' or 'oneness,' the experiencing of which should be revelatory - both for the artist and the spectator - something akin to the experience of enlightenment in terms of religion.

— Douglas Portway

My paintings should become objects into which one could float, as in water, so that one's mind is hung ... suspended, and the emanation of the painting would penetrate into people's consciousness.

— Douglas Portway

When a spectator approaches a painting with his own particular set of filters or theories, be they historical, political, intellectual or whatever - he either finds what he is looking for or dismisses the work as irrelevant. He has deprived himself of the possibility of any fresh experience or revelation by looking only for confirmation of that which he already 'knows.

— Douglas Portway

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