Biography of Daniel Richter
Daniel Richter (born 1962 in Lütjenburg, Germany) is famed for his large-scale figurative paintings. At first glance his oil canvases are evocative of classical history paintings, however the intense, vivid colors and contemporary themes, often drawn from contemporary media or cinematography, ensure Richter’s works are never out-dated. A recurring feature of the artist’s oeuvre is the notion of thermal imagery or X-ray view, a reminder of the ever-increasing presence of mass surveillance.
Selected solo exhibitions include those at the Kestnergesellschaft, Hanover (2011); Essl Museum, Klosterneuburg (2009); David Zwirner, New York (2008); Regen Projects, Los Angeles (2008); Hamburger Kunsthalle (2007); Kunstmuseum Basel (2006); and the Patrick Painter Gallery, Los Angeles (2001). Daniel Richter’s works have also been featured in group exhibitions around the globe, including in Vienna, Tokyo, Prague, Berlin, London, Paris, Dublin, and Bologna. Richter has been honored with a number of awards, including the prestigious Kunstpreis Finkenwerder in 2009. Likewise his works can be found in internationally recognized collections such as the Centre Pompidou in Paris; the Kunstmuseum in Bonn; the Museum of Modern Art in New York; and the Kunsthalle Kiel in Germany. He lives and works in Berlin and Hamburg.