I frequently leave areas of raw, unprimed canvas unpainted (as in her painting Chairman of the Board, 1971, fh… …That ‘negative’ space has just as active a role as the ‘positive’ painted space. The negative spaces maintain shapes of their own and are not empty.
"The collection", MOMA, online 1
A picture that is beautiful, or that comes off, or that works, looks as if it was all made at one stroke.Helen Frankenthaler
I follow the rules until I go against them all.Helen Frankenthaler
It was as if I suddenly went to a foreign country but didn’t know the language, but had read enough and had a passionate interest, and was eager to live there… …and master the language. (reacting on Pollocks 'Black and White'’ paintings show she saw in 1951 for the first time ed.)Helen Frankenthaler
I’ve explored a variety of directions and themes over the years. But I think in my painting you can see the signature of one artist, the work of one wrist.Helen Frankenthaler
I have always been concerned with painting that simultaneously insists on a flat surface and then denies it.Helen Frankenthaler