Reblogged from Sub Rosa: this artist embodies the meditative idea of practice. It is also a way to approach process, if you are more of a process-oriented person.
Apropos art & everyday life:
Since 1974, the German artist Peter Dreher has painted nearly 5,000 versions of the same picture: a realistic, life-size image of a plain, cylindrical water glass centrally placed on a blank surface against a white wall.
Peter Dreher “Nr. 44 (Day),” from 1982, in oil on burlap.
Credit 2014 Peter Dreher/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York and Koenig & Clinton, New York
Here is an excerpt from a beautiful conversation between Peter Dreher and Lynne Tillman (1996)
Lynne Tillman: You said you wanted something that could be recognized as a piece of art not only in a gallery…I wonder what that means to you?
Peter Dreher: I think painting should be open or recognizable to everybody. Everybody. These little paintings of a glass, everybody can understand. You see a glass, you say, “It’s a glass, it’s a nice painting, it’s…
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