Gerhard Richter's Frigid Digitals

Gerhard Richter, 925-1 STRIP, 2012 (courtesy of Marian Goodman Gallery)
Gerhard Richter, 925-1 STRIP, 2012 (courtesy of Marian Goodman Gallery)

Joanne Mattera blogs about the recent exhibition of new works by Gerhard Richter at Marian Goodman Gallery, New York.

Mattera writes: "These are ink, not paint... And yet. Something interesting happens when you are surrounded by the horizontally striped prints, something the images on this blog post cannot convey. The prints, some multipanel, are so large that you feel enveloped by them. That optical vibration is so strong that it changes the perceived distance between you and the print, so much so that it’s possible to bump into the plexi surface before you even realize you are that close."