This week for my Looking Outwards, I looked at Gerhard Richter’s 4900 Colours: Version II. It was created in 2007 and is composed of 196 panels, and each of these panels have 25 squares. Two things stood out to me about this work. First, even though it is comprised of many parts, you tend not to see these different parts because you only the larger picture. Also, even though it was randomly generated, the colors and patterns they seem to create seem less than random.
This work was inspired by past work (grid paintings) that the artist had done, and the work was created through a “specially developed computer programme,” but I could not find other information specific to the process of creating this work.https://www.gerhard-richter.com/en/art/paintings/abstracts/colour-charts-12/4900-colours-14891/?&referer=search&title=4900&keyword=4900 4900 Colours: All in One Piece