Daniel Rich - Shenzhen, 2018 (detail)

Daniel Rich

August 6, 2013

A German contemporary artist, Daniel Rich is known for translating photographs into paintings that call attention to implicit political and social narratives transcribed in the built environment devoid of human presence. 

Born in 1977 in Ulm, Germany, Rich currently lives and works in Berlin. He received his Bachelor of Fine Art degree in 2001 at the Atlanta College of Art in Atlanta, GA. He received his Master of Fine Art degree in 2004 at Tufts University in Medford, MA and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA. He also studied at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Skowhegan, ME in 2004. He exhibited worldwide, including venues such as Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, NY; Peter Blum Gallery, New York, NY; Carbon 12, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; Horton Gallery, New York, NY; Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago, IL; Perry Rubenstein Gallery, New York, NY; and SUNDAY, New York, NY.

Representing architectural images, the artist seeks to introduce a dialogue about changing political power structures, failed utopias, the impacts of ideological struggles, war and natural upheavals. He explores the highly symbolic role architecture plays in politics and the way it reflects our contemporary experience.

Featured image: Daniel Rich - Shenzhen, 2018 (detail). Acrylic on Dibond. 60 × 60 in. 152.4 × 152.4 cm. Photo courtesy Miles McEnery Gallery