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Gerhard Richter: PAINTING 2012

17/08/2012

Marion Goodman Gallery will present an exhibition of Gerhard Richter's new work in September under the title, PAINTING 2012. Included in the exhibition will be Gerhard Richter's Strip Paintings and a recent sculpture, 6 Standing Glass Panels. With these works, the artist challenges traditional concepts of the medium of painting and continues the dialogue between painting and the glass works which have been a constant in his work since the mid-1960s.

 

In PAINTING 2012 the large scale digital Strips reveal a rigorous system whose point of departure is Richter's Abstract Painting 724-4, and whose endgame is ultimately his creation of the Strip Paintings. Using his painting as template Richter achieves, with the help of digital software, a complex system of rules for a new game of chance which imposes on the painting an extreme vertical fracturing of the space. The painting on show can be viewed through the large-scale sculpture 6 Standing Glass Panels. This sculpture, along with others Richter has made in the past, refer to the idea of painting as a window onto the world, or as a mirror reflecting all that is in front. By reflecting both the space of the gallery and the visitors the work oscillates between architecture and painting.

 

// PAINTING 2012 runs September 12 - October 13, 2012 @ Marion Goodman Gallery

Jack Smylie

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