die, and things survive them. We look for meaning everywhere, fervently in
the things of the dead. But some of these things are constructed in such a way
that they seem to activate and respond to our random projections, feeding on
them, and swelling into a feedback loop of call and response. Paintings are
these things. C.S. Peirce defines an index as a category of sign that
maintains a physical tie to its referent. Every painting is indexical, an
index of consciousness itself. In work, every painter is like a deaf-mute.
So in death, there is no voice lost, but consciousness prevails.
wonderful fundamental and a-referent painting of Marthe Wéry has a high
sensitivity. The perception of it demands an open, unconditioned attitude: a
slow process, as the opposite of today's quick and pre-cooked consumerism.
work 'Toru' refers to a same kind of spirit and painterly approach. It's
dedicated to the Japanese composer Toru Takemitsu.
painting is the creation of an analogy for the invisible and the
unintelligible, which should become figure and should become accessible ...
Good paintings are therefore incomprehensible ... They are incomprehensible so
that they cannot be consumed and remain essential ...'
Gerhard Richter quoted in an essay by Benjamin H.D.
Buchloh, entitled 'Richter's facture: between the synecdoche and the spectacle'