1951-54 | Surrealism
It was automatic writing that attracted Judit Reigl to Surrealism and André Breton. However, classical Surrealism never went beyond figurative painting and oneiric iconography, and was unable to benefit in any real way from [this] great discovery...Judit Reigl wanted to reach a level of absolute automatism, both psychological and physical, painting that stemmed directly from the subconscious. She succeeded, and pushed automatic writing to its very limits.
Julia Cserba, On Judit Reiglin the catalogue of the exhibition Judit Reigl, published by Műcsarnok-Makláry Fine Arts, 2005
"My entire body took part in the work, “in the wake of my arms wide open”. I wrote in the given space with gestures, beats, impulses."
J.Reigl to Julia Cserba in On Judit Reigl in the catalogue of the exhibition Judit Reigl, published by Műcsarnok-Makláry Fine Arts, 2005