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Irena Romendik ART Habens I agree with Gerhard Richter here, but I would go further: true, the way of seeing itself presupposes possible rendering; however, the actual process of delivering the product of comprehension to the surface endures a craft on its own that not only enriches the original idea with depth and meaning, but actually embodies it. I consider an artwork as a closure of an ongoing process: just like a way of living enacts Life which can be fully comprehended only after Death. In other words, to put it bluntly -- the artifact is a mummy of alive creative process. Gerhard Richter’s phrase maps nicely into representational art, and not so well into the master’s own squeegee paintings, which are a pure play and a feast of colors that scream their own meaning. The mastery lies in balancing and nuancing fine interactions between the idea and a physical act. When I look at the artwork, I partially reenact the process of its creation. Physical act represents a barrier and a battlefield of human comprehension as well as extreme impossibility to communicate. The ‘circle of life’ as follows: artist devours perceptions translating them from immaterial concepts to poesis in matter. Only poetry is capable to deliver unspeakable: too literal interpretations are me deeply. As Pina Bausch said, "I’m not interested in how people move, I’m interested in what moves them." 21 4 06 Special Issue