Painting to see things happen is also central to Coupey’s method, both as an intellectual position that explains why he paints, and as a description of the way he physically goes about making a painting. It has sustained him over a long career, and drives the changes in media and technique that characterize his search into diverse ways of non-representational painting. As Ryman has said, “there is never any question of what to paint only how to paint.”
–– Dion Kliner, "Across | Between | Within: Pierre Coupey's New Paintings"
From the catalogue essay which accompanies Coupey's exhibition at Odon Wagner Contemporary
Across | Between | Within