Gerhard Richter – Tate Modern, 4 May 2014

Artist Rooms: Gerhard Richter, Tate Modern

Artist Rooms: Gerhard Richter, Tate Modern

ARTIST ROOMS: Gerhard Richter – London.

I don’t know how long these artist rooms have been going but I like the concept. Focus on one artist. Show a couple of works.

We enjoyed the Dan Flavin room back in October and finding ourselves in the vicinity of the Tate Modern on Sunday, we thought we’d check out the Gerhard Richter room.

This didn’t quite happen. Because apparently, the exhibition ended in April.

Yes, we know. The website says 4 May. It’s wrong‘.

The person on the information desk was helpful however and pointed us in the direction of a Gerhard Richter work.

Grey 1974, Gerhard Richter (Tate Modern)
Grey 1974 © Gerhard Richter

The more I looked at it, the more I saw. I was meditating, lost in the painting.

I liked the colour and I liked the texture.

Richter apparently painted a number of grey paintings, ‘attracted to the neutrality and inconspicuousness of the colour’.

‘Grey is the epitome of non-statement […] it does not trigger off feelings or associations, it is actually neither visible nor invisible… Like no other colour it is suitable for illustrating ‘nothing’.’


Grey is the colour of the moment here. I’m going through a grey phase.

Grey shoes, grey clothes, grey colour-scheme for the house.

Read into this what you may.


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