'What can I say about my works that they don’t say? When I am asked about what I think when I look at a painting, I can only answer that I don't think at all; I look at it and can only take in the beauty, and I don't want to see it in relation to anything else. Only what I see, simply because it has its own validity.'
(Imi Knoebel quoted in I wouldn't Say Anything Voluntary Anyway! Interview with Imi Knoebel, Works 1966-2014, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, p. 24.)