loses more and more its charm.
To create painting is
a living organism,
Space which retracts violently
to dimensions of molecules
to the limit of the "impossible."
In this dreadful movement
the speed of making decisions
and of interventions,
the spontaneity of the behavior
Danger connected with phenomena
inhabited in the lowest regions
of human activity
refusing all rational classification.
It is art that will rediscover the reason for being
and its rank.
It is risk that is the origin of this
of this game which situates itself
always at the limit of the risk
and whose outcome - despite rules -
remains forever unforseeable.
...Painting becomes a demonstration of life,
a depository of diverse activities.
I am fascinated by this play of chance
this battle without victories or defeats
this spectacle, in which I do not at all play the principal character,
and which holds me bound in a passionate expectation
of the unknown epilogue.
Excerpt from "Carnet des notes" (1955), in Tadeusz Kantor Metamorphoses (Paris: Galerie de France, 1982)