• shawn hardegree

May 8, Richter and his Candles

Since the invention of the camera there has been the conversation that painting is dead. I have spent a lot of my adult life studying an examining Gerhard Richters paintings. In my opinion he is our Picasso,(a much better painter I must add.) The candle paintings of Richter's I was first aware of from the Sonic Youth album, Daydream Nations. Such a banal image however they hold so much truth. In the days of falseness the only authenticity is painting.One can not hide their mark. Words can be miss communicated but ones mark cannot drawing shows the soul while painting flows the mind, body and soul.

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