On my recent trip to Berlin I stopped by the Vonderbank Gallery, saw a painting exhibition by Christian Awe. The works were strongly reminiscent of Daniel Richter.
These Daniel Richter paintings are part of the permanent collection at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. I love Richter’s paintings. The first large scale exhibition I saw of his work was Pink Flag White Horse at Toronto’s PowerPlant. It was immediately enamoured by the intensity of contrast between the grafitti like technique of fluorescent colours with their spraypaint like quality radiating out from the dark backgrounds. He creates such propulsive movement and with his use of layering and colours.
While Richter’s works often have a subliminal commentary on police and authority, we can read the narrative of this Berlin based artist.