Diet Sayler

(...) Painting offers one way of containing the experience of seeing. It is both an object and an image. All of Sayler‘s work deals with the tangible, with form that is real in the sense that it does not seek to be other than what it is. However, we are offered fragments of a whole, of a world that we can sense is there, is present, but cannot see in its entirety. A feeling of displacement is ever present. In the most recent work this displacement is rendered positive. The context for the forms is no longer the canvas or even the enclosed wall. Invention has moved out into the world we perhaps thought we already knew. Yet when a piece is located in the real world it causes us to question our own sense of reality within the landscape. The displacement attains a new level and our awareness of our surroundings is heightened by its presence. (...)

Nathan Cohen
London,Mai 1998