REGNER's work fits together with exemplary continuity and cohesion
despite a division into two main periods. The first "figurative"
(1915-1945), and the second, which can be described as "automatic"
Rather than divide his career into periods, however, it is better to
find continuous threads that binds his experiences, bit by bit, from
his beginnings as a painter to the full realization of his artistic
works -- a thread which reconstructs and enriches his art until his
Already, in 1925, "le Combat des Walkyries".
an automatic painting, is proof that he was already aware of what would
come. No other painting followed it thematically at the time, but it
does suggest, metaphorically, that the fruit of the tree can only be
picked after a long cultivation and careful pruning and cutting. "le Combat des Walkyries"
was premonitory and showed the path. REGNER took it and the path was
not easy. It was a path filled with pitfalls and doubt. Unanticipated
trials often manifested themselves, but he who overcomes these
adversities comes out stronger and is armed with a revitalized
awareness. This uninterrupted path of persistence, with the desired
result envisioned from the start, is particularly remarkable.
The REGNER I knew in 1925 was the same Regner in 1987. Slowly, with
patience and obstinacy, he was driven to create his art, giving birth
to its materiality. He unceasingly perfected the work, a work enriched
by his introspective personality and the hidden treasure of his
subconscious. During this long endeavor, the art revealed itself, and
by a mysterious alchemy, the creator became the work itself. Thus, one
must carve the stones before building the cathedral..