(1880 - 1966)
"What I would hate most is to repeat myself over and over again - to develop a false style. I do not want to avoid immersing myself in trouble - to be in a mess - to struggle out of it. I want to invent, to discover, to imagine, to speculate, to improvise - to seize the hazardous in order to be inspired. I want to experience the manifestation of the absolute - the manifestation of the unexpected in an extreme and unique relation. I know that only by following my creative instincts in an act of creative destruction will I be able to find it."
- Hans Hofmann