Gerhard Richter, "If, while I'm painting, I distort or destroy a motif, it is not a planned or conscious act, but rather it has a different justification: I see the motif, the way I painted it, is somehow ugly or unbearable. Then I try to follow my feelings and make it attractive. And that means a process of painting, changing or destroying – for however long it takes – until I think it has improved. And I don't demand an explanation from myself as to why this is so".
"Gerhard Richter Painting" by Corinna Belz - 'The filmmaker exposes the notoriously secretive creative process of reclusive German artist Gerhard Richter in this fly-on-the-wall documentary, filmed over three years in the artist's Cologne studio.