HIS BODY OF WORK
experimented with all kinds of techniques, though only kept what fit
his personal approach. He would begin each new work with sketches drawn
automatically, "Preliminary to paint, my drawings
are automatic drawings. I try not to think about anything and let my
pencil trace whatever it wants. Then I look at what I have done and try
to read shapes. In other words, I project myself into the forms of my
own Rorschach test."
The subject (if we can call it so) becomes evident and imposes itself.
From the major outlines of the automatic drawing, Regner determines
what he calls the filters: where he establishes the divisions between
zones of shadow and light. These zones are covered with a kind of irregular patchwork of bright colors
that become the foundation of the painting and will create, under
future layers and through transparency, the thrilling light that seems
to come from the paint itself.