Diet Sayler

In his recent works pictorial organization no longer relies on hierarchical elements or traditional part-to-part relationships. Instead, the painting is presented as an apprehended unity. Its hard edges are perceived as direct and holistic experience. He calls attention to the two-dimensional flatness of the picture plane; its specific shape and material aspects are openly acknowledged. … The primacy and pure opticality of colour in wide saturated expanses are particularly characteristic. …

Ward Jackson,
Guggenheim Museum,
New York, 1998
from Monograph "Diet Sayler", 1999