1973 | Decoding

“ Now (February 1973), I try to mine this other wall. I staple transparent cloths to these Homme paintings. When veiled, they become opaque, almost untouched. On these negated bodies, I take note of or, rather – touching, marking – I undo the forms, the momentum, the dynamism of the writing, their tension. I break them down and decode them, suppressing their black frames, that black carcass of protective masses, which had been essential until now, with its affirmative thickness and its absolute contrast against the white background. I paint on these cloths, only to exhibit the back. I pass through a stage of complete failure. ”
J.Reigl, in catalogue, Judit Reigl, Paris, Galerie Rencontres, 1973