"There is no art without intoxication. But I mean a mad intoxication! Let reason teeter! Delirium! The highest degree of delirium! Plunged in burning dementia! Art is the most enrapturing orgy within man's reach. Art must make you laugh a little and make you a little afraid. Anything as long as it doesn't bore."
- Jean Dubuffet, French Painter and Sculptor
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Jean Dubuffet was never afraid to think outside the box. For that matter he was never afraid to put himself inside a box to begin with, just to be able to think his way out. Many of his works are painted in oil paint using an impasto thickened by materials such as sand, tar and straw, giving the work an unusually textured surface.
From 1962 he began limiting himself to the colors red, white, black, and blue. By the end of the 1960s he had turned increasingly to sculpture, producing works in polystyrene which he then painted with vinyl paint.