Gerhard Richter working on "Abstract Painting (910-1)."

Gerhard Richter: Painting

Art + Process
Friday, November 16, 2012 - 7:00pm

Legendary German painter Gerhard Richter granted filmmaker Corinna Belz access to his studio in the spring and summer of 2009, where he was working on a series of large abstract paintings. In quiet, highly concentrated images, the documentary provides a fly-on-the-wall perspective of the very personal, tension-filled process of artistic creation. Richter is his own worst critic, destroying multiple canvases before his remarkable creative spirit takes hold, and the astonishing final compositions emerge. ‘Painting is another form of thinking,’ Richter says, and Gerhard Richter Painting takes that premise seriously, exposing for the first time how he translates his thoughts onto a blank canvas.

“Magnificent and close as cinema gets to tracking the impulses and paradoxes of a gifted imagination." - Village Voice

(Corinna Belz, 2012, Germany, German with English subtitles, digital, 97 min)

Art + Process
Celebrating the interdisciplinary nature of the new Logan Center for the Arts during its inaugural year, the Film Studies Center presents a series of films focusing on artists and the creative process from the perspective of multiple disciplines.