“I often applied colors in the way of action painting; this was my first approach to depict movement. I deployed the burning technique developed by the painter Burri, because already the moment of igniting coloured surfaces caused a feeling of change in time for me. The dimension of time was important to me.
My endeavors to express both in two-dimensional painting ended with arranging moving forms cell by cell on the painting support – analogous to scores. In my imagination at that time, these paintings could be “read” either as music notations, as dance notations or as a changing abstract landscape.”
(Peter Vogel – Workbook 2007)
Pictures: 1 Without title, 1964; 2 Without title, 1964; 3 Without title, 1964; 4 Bal des Forains, 1967; 5 Without title, 1964; 6 Brennbild mit Silberfolie, 1967; 7 Explosion, 1969
“The painting Explosion , 1996, was one of the last that I created in the mode of action painting. The surface consists of plastic foil with burned holes, and cardboard, flecked with black and white lacquer paint. I had the intention to fix electric lights behind the holes, which would change the surface structure, when activated by the observer. I abandoned this plan, because the painting seemed already enough complicated to me. My last painted picture with responsiveness is Gummischlauch , in which the observer triggers a whirling movement while at the same time a light flashes behind the broken surface.” (Peter Vogel, Workbook 2007)