Gerhard Richter's photo paintings can be considered a double-edged response to the saturation of image culture in his contemporary Germany-- on one hand, a deconstruction of this medium that so populates the cultural landscape, on the other a mystical apotheosis of the image as simultaneously absolute and disposable. "The photograph is not nature at all but a prefabricated product".
"GERHARD RICHTER ZWEI KERZEN" is a part of a curatorial project to re-purpose the image in this new climate, this landscape of democratic (almost non-distinctive) exchange of content. This is an exhibition, fully operating within the confines of the web-space-- abstracted through 256-color digital artifact, completely linked to the attention of the viewer. This project seeks to decontextualize and dematerialize the image into the disposable currency of the web.