Patterns : divided, mirrored, repeated (Kuvioita : jaettu, peilattu, toistettu)

Teoksen idea ja taitto: Gerhard Richter. - Concept and layout: Gerhard Richter. Litography and production (printed in seven spot colous): Printmanagement Plitt, Oberhausen. - The image of the original painting is divided vertically into 2. Each divided part is divided again, producing 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256, 512, 1024, 2048, and 4096 strips. This process (twelve stages of division) results in 8190 strips, each of which is the height of the original image. With each stage of division the strips become narrower (a strip taken from the twelfth division is 0.08 mm wide). Each strip is then mirrored and repeated which results in patterns. The number of repetitions increases with each stage of division making patterns of consistent size. An infinite number of divisions is possibel, but they would become visible only by an largement. ‘Nature/Structure. There is no more to say. In my pictures I reduce to that. But ‘reduce’ is the wrong word, because these are not simplifications. I can’t verbalize what I am working on: to me, it is many-layered by definition; it is what is more important, what is more true’ – Gerhard Richter.


488 s. : kuv. ; 15 x 22 cm