The Morning After
Opening on May 10, the gallery will present new paintings by German artist Daniel Richter. This will be the artist's first solo exhibition in New York. A survey exhibition is currently on view at the Power Plant in Toronto, Canada (through May 23), traveling to the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, and then to the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. The Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin, Germany, awarded Daniel Richter the Preis der Nationalgalerie in 2002, and in 1998 he was the recipient of the prestigious Otto Dix award.
In the 1990's, Daniel Richter became known for his colorful abstract paintings, gaining critical success in 1999 when he introduced large-scale figurative paintings. His work is based on images taken from magazines, newspapers and books, collaged by Richter into compositions rife with both latent and overt violence, political struggle, social transformation and public upheaval. Richter's work exists in a long tradition of painting, that references Goya, Gericault, Manet, Munch, Beckman, Ensor, Immendorf, Kippenberger among others. Not only is his work a testament to painting's vitality today, but it also reinforces the tradition of history painting.