„The most exciting aspect was that Reiffers did not copy or imitate exact surfaces, that he, despite having the relevant models, did not require of his brush a photographic effect, but rather stuck with the elementary particle of painting – with the spot. His teacher Hermann-Josef Kuhna places this at the very heart of the sparkling cosmos of his pictures. For Reiffers too, the spot is the starting point for painting, as single-celled animals are the starting point for life. His “bold essence” (Theodor Hetzer) gives the pictures their artistic autonomy.“

Prof. Dr. Manfred Schneckenburger (curator DOCUMENTA 6 & 8)

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