Gerhard Richter painting (Corinna Belz, German with English subtitles)
Gerhard Richter granted filmmaker Corinna Belz access to his studio in the spring and summer of 2009 when he was working on a series of large abstract paintings. Gerhard Richter painting offers us rare insights into the artist’s work. In quiet, highly concentrated images, the film gives us a fly-on-the-wall perspective of a very personal, tension-filled process of artistic creation. We see Richter painting. We see him observe and dialogue with his paintings. We see him contemplate, wait, reject, rework and sometimes destroy only to begin anew.
In her intelligent and perceptive film, Corinna Belz brings us closer to the complex processes of artistic creation. The paintings themselves become the protagonists. Gerhard Richter painting is the penetrating portrait of an artist at work – and a fascinating film about the art of seeing.