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Diet Sayler

geboren 1939 in Timisoara, Rumänien
lebt und arbeitet in Nürnberg.

VITA, Webseite des Künstlers
VIDEO, Ausstellung Italien
VIDEO, BR Fernsehen
KATALOG 2009 PDF-Datei (kostenlos)

Abb.: "Palmyra" 2016 Acryl auf Lw 100 x 100 cm
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In the late eighties, Diet Sayler tries to escape the cold, detached and dismantled visual language of Concrete art.
He searches for a way to merge the personal, the subjective with the rational and the objective. He wonders
if the geometric imagery he is so familiar with leaves space for irrationality, emotion, history and identity. It does.
He turns to a form that has safely secured its place in modern art: the grid. A square or a rectangle, with proportions
chosen by Sayler, determines the format of the grid, that always exists of an uneven number of fields. Subsequently,
Sayler intuitively removes parts of the grid, creating the form of his "basic element". The possible variations that this
process allows for are endless. Sometimes they are reminiscent of robots, Tetris blocks, pieces of a Happy Cube puzzle
and sometimes they remind you of a fantasy language that is both archaic and futuristic. This recurring basic element
is found in his work ever since: dispersed on large canvases or isolated as a site-specific mural. ...

Because intuition and ratio, the subjective and the objective intertwine in this element, he doesn´t lose interest in
its power of expression and it will remain a central motif in his work for decades. ...

Judith de Bruijn, August 2020

Aus dem Katalog Parts Project, Den Haag 2020

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