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Making Traces – The Tate

Gerhard Richter

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These three pieces by Ritcher are half of the collection exhibited at the museum and are entitled; ‘John Cage’ after the American avant-garde composer and this collection included using a squeegee which is a tool he has been known to use in his past works. The result of these paintings are made up of painting layers and erasers and I love how the tool used for this collection has created these beautiful scratch-like marks and also more of a rippling effect evoking a feeling of freedom and calmness (this can also be reflected by the colours the artist chose to use as they work together to bring a sense of harmony to the pieces).

Natasha Perkin

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