'I cannot describe anything more clearly about reality than my own relation to reality. And this has always to do with haziness, insecurity, inconsistency, fragmentary performance, or what have you'
(G. Richter, quoted in R. Schön, Interview, ‘Gerhard Richter: 36. Biennale di Venezia’, in R. Nasgaard, Gerhard Richter Paintings, exh. cat., Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, 1998, p. 9).