“I love all dots. I am married to many of them. I want all dots to be happy. Dots are my brothers. I am a dot myself.” – Sigmar Polke quoted in “Questions for Sigmar Polke”, Art in America, 8 October 2010.
“[Polke] seemed to use an abstract element to create real atmosphere and mood in his paintings, not just to make comments on abstract paintings. It didn’t seem to be about the language of painting that existed. It was more about what he could invent at that point in time for a particular work or body of work.” – Peter Doig in conversation with Mark Godfrey, 2014