“I would like to try to understand what is. We know very little, and I am trying to do it by creating analogies. Almost every work of art is an analogy. When I make a representation of something, this too is an analogy to what exists; I make an effort to get a grip on the thing by depicting it. I prefer to steer clear of anything aesthetic, so as not to set obstacles in my own way and not to have the problem of people saying: ‘Ah, yes, that’s how he sees the world, that’s his interpretation.”
Gerhard Richter (b.1932) is considered as one of the world’s greatest living artists. His vast portfolio of abstract art, sculpture and over painted photographs illustrate the extensively varied artistic ideas and methods employed by the artist.
“Picturing things, taking a view, is what makes us human; art is making sense and giving shape to that sense. It is like the religious search for God.” – Gerhard Richter.