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’I pursue no objectives, no systems, no tendency; I have no program, no style, no direction. I have no time for specialized concerns, working themes, or variations that lead to mastery. I steer clear of definitions. I don’t know what I want. I am inconsistent, non-committal, passive; I like the indefinite, the boundless; I like continual uncertainty.’ Gerhard Richter

Marika Mäkelä (born 1947 in …

’I pursue no objectives, no systems, no tendency; I have no program, no style, no direction. I have no time for specialized concerns, working themes, or variations that lead to mastery. I steer clear of definitions. I don’t know what I want. I am inconsistent, non-committal, passive; I like the indefinite, the boundless; I like continual uncertainty.’ Gerhard Richter

Marika Mäkelä (born 1947 in Oulu) wanted the above statement by Gerhard Richter as the motto of her exhibition Pre-Language.

Mäkelä herself says: ‘It often seems to be forgotten that the essential thing about painting is …

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