2: Abstraction Random abstract

Gerhard Richter experiments

For Project 2.2 Random Abstract Prints

Possibilities for Printmaking:

  • Use Akua water-based relief inks and impasto medium applied with palette knife, then selectively scraped. This replicates the appearance of squeejee and acrylic paint.
  • Drip blending medium and/or liquid ink pigment and use gravity to make further marks
  • Hand print on thin Japanese paper to retain delicate markings and as much as possible of the impasto

About Richter’s painting technique


Squeejee techniques


Godfrey, M. & Serota, N., (2011) Gerhard Richter: Panorama, London: Tate Publishing
Storr, R., (2009) Gerhard Richter: The Cage Paintings, London: Tate Publishing.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Tate Modern: Gerhard Richter: Panorama (6 October 2011 – 8 January 2012) and permanent exhibition