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Judit Reigl

10,000 - 15,000 GBP
12,500 GBP
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  • Judit Reigl
  • Untitled
  • signed and dated J. Reigl ‘83 on the reverse
  • mixed media on canvas
  • 115 by 83.5cm., 45 1/4 by 33in.
  • Executed in 1983.


Galerie de France, Paris

Catalogue Note

Painted in 1983 the present work is part of Reigl’s Unfolding series. During the years of 1982-83 ‘Reigl makes two changes in the realisation of her works: on the one hand, she mixes metallic powders (silver, bronze, aluminium) into the paint, which multiplies the embellishment of the surface. On the other, she modifies the way the paintings are to be read once she has finished them by putting them in a vertical position. The painter’s lines, which can now be read from top to bottom of the canvas, can no longer be read as writing, seeming instead to recreate now some fantastic architecture of pillars rising up against the sky, or an overblown image of microscopic phenomena. According to Reigl, the truth of the universe depends on this unity, on the unending cycle of becoming, from the infinitely large to the infinitely small, from the living to the inanimate. It depends on the secret rhythm followed by this universe: an alternation of expansion and contraction, chaos and order that the artist, almost without knowing it, transcribes into her works as she captures a “flow” that is beyond her, but to which she nevertheless belongs.”
Jean-Paul Ameline : La lutte avec l’ange, in catalogue Judit Reigl, Fondation pour l’art contemporain, Toulouse 2003 ; L’Arsenal, Musée de Soissons, 2004, éditions Pérégrines / Le Seuil