Monday, 15 November 2010


Gerhard Richter's multi-step processes of representation start with photographs he takes himself. The figurative image is altered and displayed as a fragile illusion:

Working with his own photographs printed as 10 x 15 cm quick prints as anyone would get from a commercially developed roll of film, he uses left over paint from a day's work scraped from canvasses and applies it to the photographs via pallete knives and doctor's blades. The application is done in an instant, the works are completed with spontaneity and with irreversible gestures. Those judged unsuccessful are immediately destroyed. - 5B4

1 comment:

  1. beautiful. thank you so much for sharing the beauty!