Gerhard Richter is a prominent German visual artist, born in Dresden in 1932. He has had a prolific career spanning over six decades and is considered one of the most important contemporary German artists. Richter’s work spans different styles from abstract and photorealistic paintings to photographs and glass pieces. Throughout his career, he deliberately avoided committing himself to any particular stylistic direction, which has been interpreted as an attack on the ideologies embedded in the histories of painting.
Richter’s relatives were connected to the Nazi movement; this fact often influences his work, which explores his relationship with German history. He uses photographs as sources for many of his works, employing innovative techniques that oscillate between realism and abstraction. This approach has made him a crucial figure in Post-War German Art.
While Richter is known for producing both abstract and photorealistic paintings, some of his most famous works feature blurred images reminiscent of photographs out-of-focus. These are created by applying paint then smudging it while still wet; creating a form that appears removed from reality.
As of today, Richter is based in Cologne where he continues to produce significant artwork that provokes thought about various concepts such as identity politics within art movements or cultural issues worldwide.
All Gerhard Richter Artwork on Artchive
|Self-portrait||1996||Oil On Linen|
|Seascape (cloudy)||1969||Oil On Canvas|
|Cathedral Corner||1987||Oil On Canvas|
|Administrative Building||1964||Oil On Canvas|
|Courbet||1986||Oil on Canvas|
|Dark||1968||Oil on Canvas|
|Mediation||1986||Oil on Canvas|
|Untitled||1987||Oil on Canvas|
|Annunciation after Titian||1973||Oil on linen|
|Paul Valery||1971-72||Oil on Canvas|
|Ema (Nude on a Staircase)||1966||Oil on Canvas|
|Red-Blue-Yellow||1972||Oil on Canvas|
|Two Candles||1982||Oil on Canvas|
|Reading||1994||Oil on linen|
|Betty||1988||Oil on Canvas|
|Himalaya||1968||Oil on Canvas|
|Meadowland||1985||Oil on Canvas|
|Phantom Interceptors||1964||Oil on Canvas|
|Townscape Madrid||1968||Oil on Canvas|