Daniel Richter

Germany 1962

Abstract Art, Figurative Art

Daniel Richter
Daniel Richter
December 5, 2014
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Daniel Richter is a German renowned painter known for his deconstruction and recodification of art history. Richter was born in 1962 in Lütjenburg, Germany, and studied at the Hochschule der Bildenden Künste in Hamburg from 1991 to 1995. From 1992 to 1996, he studied with Werner Büttner, who was one of the artists responsible for the revival of expressive trends in painting during the 1980s, as well as assistant to Albert Oehlen. Richter was a professor of painting at the Universität der Künste in Berlin from 2004 to 2006.

In his early career, Richter did mostly Abstract paintings, in which he tended to use so many colors that some people considered his work to be psychedelic. His style of painting changed significantly in 2002 when, inspired by newspapers and history books, he started to produce large scale Figurative scenes. Many people were amazed by how he fused history and modernity. Examples of his latter works include Gedion (2002), Still (2002), and Trevelfast (2004).

In most of his recent works, Richter has borrowed heavily from both German history and Christianity; he uses their inspiration to depict contemporary scenes. The artist often succeeds in portraying both violence and beauty in his paintings. He has held a number of solo exhibitions, including those at the Galerie Jürgen Becker in Hamburg, Germany, in 1996, the Kunstmuseum Basel -Museum für Gegenwartskunst in Basel, Switzerland, in 2006, and the kestnergesellschaft in Hanover, Germany, in 2011. Richter has also participated in group exhibitions such as Deutscher Künstlerbund, Scharfer Blick, Bundeskunsthalle in Bonn, Germany, in 1995,The Triumph of Painting Part II at The Saatchi Gallery in London, UK, in 2005, and The Collection at the Essl Museum in Vienna, Austria, in 2008. Richter has also produced two stage designs for the Salzburg Festival: one for Lulu and another for Bluebeard’s Castle.

The artist has received several awards, such as the Otto-Dix-Award in Gera in 1998, and the Kunstpreis Finkenwerder in Hamburg in 2009. Richter’s works are held by museums such as the Kunstmuseum in Bonn, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the Kunsthalle zu Kiel in Germany. Since 2001, he has been represented by David Zwirner in New York.

Daniel Richter lives and works in Berlin and Hamburg.

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2013spandrillen, mamillen, ronald, Kunstverein Augsburg, Augsburg, Germany Solo
2013Daniel Richter. 6 neue Bilder, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany Solo
2012Voyage, Voyage, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France Solo
2012A concert of purpose and action, Regen Projects, LA, USA Solo
2012Nightfall, Modem Modern Art Museum, Debrecen, HungaryGroup
2012Pink Caviar - New acquisitions 2009–2011, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, DenmarkGroup
2012ART AND PRESS, Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2012Berlin zeichnet!, Stadtgalerie Kiel , Städtische Galerie Sindelfingen, GermanyGroup
2012Heute. Malerei, Kunstmuseum Kloster unser lieben Frauen, Magdeburg, GermanyGroup
201110001 Nights, Kestnergesellschaft Hannover, GermanyGroup
2011Daniel RichterContemporary Fine Arts Berlin, Germany Solo
2010UntitledGalerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, AustriaGroup
2010UntitledMuseum der Moderne, Rupertinum, Salzburg, AustriaGroup
2009Imitators be there, Galerie Haas, Zürich , Zurich, SwitzerlandGroup
2009UntitledEssl Museum, Klosterneuburg, AustriaGroup
2009Daniel Richter - Love parade, Galleri Bo Bjerggaard, Kopenhagen , Copenhagen, DenmarkGroup
2009oh la la, Contemporary Fine Arts, BerlinGroup
2009Daniel Richter, Kunstpreis Finkenwerder 2009, Kunsthaus Hamburg, HamburgGroup
2009UntitledKunsthaus Hamburg, GermanyGroup
2009Die Kunst ist super!, Hamburger Bahnhof, BerlinGroup
2008A Major Survey, Denver Art Museum, Denver, USAGroup
2008Die Palette, CAC Malaga Centro de Arte, Malaga, SpainGroup
2008Die Idealisten, David Zwirner, New York, USAGroup
2008Rock und Polizei, Regen Projects, Los Angeles, USAGroup
2007Der Symbolismus und die Kunst der Gegenwart, Van der Heydt Museum, WuppertalGroup
2007UntitledHamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg; Gemeentenmuseum, Den Haag; CAC Malaga, Malaga Solo
2007UntitledJetzt, Beck & Eggeling Galerie, DüsseldorfGroup
2007Paint it Blue, Neues Museum Weserburg, BremenGroup
2007Die Peitsche der Erinnerung, E-Werk, FreiburgGroup
2007Replacing Mashkov, Recent acquistions by the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The HagueGroup
2006Ein Teller ELEND, layr:wuestenhagen Contemporary, ViennaGroup
2006Once upon a Time in the West, Contemporary Fine Arts, BerlinGroup
2006What would I be without you ..., City Gallery, PragueGroup
2006Full House – Gesichter einer Sammlung, Kunsthalle MannheimGroup
2006Kust brengt Kunst, 2006 Beaufort Triennial, OstendeGroup
2006Tokyo-Berlin , Berlin-Tokyo, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo , Neue Nationalgalerie, BerlinGroup
2006Daniel RichterGrimm Fine Art, Amsterdam Solo
2006Daniel Richter - Huntergrund, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel Solo
2006Daniel Richter und Uwe Lausen, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin Solo
2005Acht Stunden sind kein Tag, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin Solo
2005Pink Flag – White Horse, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa Solo
2005Styles und Stile. Aktuelle Malerei aus Deutschland aus der Sammlung Scharpff, Goethe Institut Sofia, SofiaGroup
2005La nouvelle peinture Allemande, Le Musée d’Art Contemporain, NimesGroup
2005The Triumph of Painting, Leeds City Art Gallery, LeedsGroup
2005Daniel Richter , Jonathan Meese, Kunsthaus Stade, StadeGroup
2005UdK Berlin - Fakultät Bildende Kunst, Berlinische Galerie, BerlinGroup
2005Falckenberg Collection, Helsinki City Art MuseumGroup
2005The Triumph of Painting Part II, The Saatchi Gallery, LondonGroup
2004Rheingold III, Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, MönchengladbachGroup
2004Neueröffnung, Museum der bildenden Künste, LeipzigGroup
2004UntitledMuseum der bildenden Künste Leipzig, Contemporary Fine Arts, BerlinGroup
2004Huts, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Trinity College, DublinGroup
2004Daniel RichterDavid Zwirner Gallery, New York Solo
2004White Horse Pink Flag, The Power Plant, Toronto, (cat.); National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa and in 2005: Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver Solo
2003Hirn, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin (cat.) Solo
2003Heißkalt – Aktuelle Kunst aus der Sammlung Scharpff, Hamburger Kunsthalle, HamburgGroup
2003Unheimlich, Städtische Galerie Delmenhorst, DelmenhorstGroup
2003Berlin – Moskau,Moskau – Berlin 1950-2000, Gropiusbau, BerlinGroup
2003Ludwig Richter und seine Schüler + Daniel Richter, Hochschule für Bildende Künste Dresden, DresdenGroup
2003New abstract Painting. Painting abstract now., Museum Morsbroich, Morsbroich, DGroup
2003Hearn, Galerie Benier,Eliades, Athens Solo
2002Grünspan, K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen , Düsseldorf (cat.) Solo
2002UntitledPreis der Nationalgalerie, Hamburger Bahnhof, BerlinGroup
2002Kunst nach Kunst, Neues Museum Weserburg Bremen, BremenGroup
2002Looking at painting I, Galerie Tanit, MunichGroup
2001La Cause du Peuple, Patrick Painter Inc., Los Angeles Solo
2001Painting 2001, Victoria Miro Gallery, LondonGroup
2001Vantage Point, Irish Museum of Modern Art, DublinGroup
2001Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Kiel (cat.) Solo
2001UntitledMuseum der Bildenden Künste Leipzig, LeipzigGroup
2000Die Frau; Rock'n'Roll; Tod - Nein Danke!, Contemporary Fine Arts, BerlinGroup
2000Je ne suis pas un robot, Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot Paris Solo
2000Europe - Different Perspectives in Painting, MuMi Museo Michetti Francavilla al Mare, ItalyGroup
2000German Festival in India, National Gallery of Modern Art, BombayGroup
2000Für Immer, Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst, Bremen (wit Tal R) (cat.) Solo
1999Scorpio Rising, Contemporary Fine Arts, BerlinGroup
1999Fool on a Hill, Galerie Johnen & Schöttle, CologneGroup
1999Experiment Freund, Galerie Freund,Wind, ViennaGroup
1998Organisierte Kriminalität, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin Solo
1998Melancholie und Eros in der Kunst der Gegenwart - Sammlung Murken, Von der Heydt-Museum WuppertalGroup
1998Made in Berlin, Rethymnon Center for Contemporary Art, CretaGroup
1997Albert Oehlen, Kunsthalle Basel BaselGroup
199717 Jahre Nasenbluten,Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin (cat.) Solo
1996Sammlung Volkmann zeigt: FAUSTRECHT DER FREIHEIT, Kunstsammlung Gera; Neues Museum Weserburg BremenGroup
1996Daniel RichterGalerie Jürgen Becker Hamburg Solo
1995Neue Bilder, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin Solo
1995Scharfer Blick, Bundeskunsthalle Bonn, BonnGroup