“The word ‘emotional’ is a little strong for me because it implies too many traditional things, but my work is about subjective reactions. Even though the elements that I use don’t change too much from year to year, at different times the work can still have a very emotional feeling. A year or two ago my work was very quiet and still and static and many of the colours were dark or almost monochromatic. But over the last year and a half somehow my emotional response in the work changed. I see the newer work as much more humoristic, or Pop" (Peter Halley cited in: Giancarlo Politi, ‘Peter Halley’, Flash Art, January/February 1990, p. 85).