"His paintings are always personal, pieces from his soul. Painting that is focused on the inside, that pulls inward. It sets itself off from the outside and becomes increasingly free on its way inward. These paintings have an artistic quality that is and will remain classic. His nervousness and psychological constitution, mobility, emotions, all of this comes together and that is Rainer. Arnulf Rainer. Painter." Rudi Fuchs


'The most valuable part of paintings is wherever a riddle can be found. Where it becomes so complex that you experience it as a riddle, but one that you cannot solve. The work's creator can bring that into reality, the reality of the visual. Paintings are not life but a condensation of it. Everything is denser. On every level it is all more compact.' Arnulf Rainer talks about his art in 'Star Seeker', a film essay and very personal portrait of this world-class painter, snapshots of an artist's life with flashbacks and looks forward.


Documentary, Austria 1994, 40 Minutes


with: Arnulf Rainer, Maria Lassnig, Rudi Fuchs, Maurus Behrens, Friedhelm Mennekes, Reinhard Rainer, Günter Brus
Written and directed by: Herbert Brödl
Photography: Matthias Kälin
Editor: Maike Samuels
Sound: Andreas Mücke
Commissioning Editor: Wolfgang Lorenz
Produced by: Baumhaus Film Brödl


With the support of ORF