Diet Sayler

Diet Sayler

* 1939

Diet Sayler (b. 1939, Romania) is a prominent figure of European Minimalism and Conceptual Art. The artist was born in Timisoara, Romania and immigrated to Germany in 1972, where he still lives. His minimalist painting developed constantly since his early beginnings in Romania in the 60s. He enlarged his spectrum by becoming an experimental author with many facets - painter, writer, curator, installation artist, photographer, linking them altogether with a conceptual thin red line. The late 70s were a culmination point of his conceptual preoccupations. For the Explorations section at ViennaContemporary, we are going to present a selection of black and white works containing painting, collages and photography of installation in open spaces. Diet Sayler’s clear and balanced discourse reveal the shape as space, space as Music, Music as Mathematics, Mathematics as Poetry. Sayler uses random methods. Randomness negates or challenges composition and construction, creating unstable, repetitive patterns. Diet Sayler’s art is of utmost importance in the context of migration and the changing of ideas and principles from one period to the other. His constant discourse over the years and his consistent body of works, his numerous publications and public appearances, along with his Eastern European origins and his German roots define the artist as a strong, notable personality of the 20th century art. Excerpt from a text by Simona Vilau, 2017

Represented by 418GALLERY

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