Diet Sayler


St Peter´s Church

…As far as form is concerned, Sayler transcends the constraints of the axiomatic geometry addressed by Concrete Art since he feels a commitment to "geometrising as a fundamental experience". Consequently, as he sees it, colour cannot be confined to a system. Revitalizing an obsolete tradition banks on colour being seen holistically, appealing to the difference between reality and effect as well as spectator "participation". Viewed before this backdrop, the coupling of contrasts in elemental colour shapes with architectural signs lends a creative function transcending the bounds of genre. The Basic Element – without meaning in and of itself – is elevated by virtue of reference to historical forms and spaces to the plane of "the timeless abstract emblem".…

Joachim Heusinger von Waldegg
Karlsruhe, 1998
Monograph "Diet Sayler", 1999