Born 1962 in Eutin, Germany.
Lives and works in Berlin, Hamburg and Vienna.
Daniel Richter became known for his colourful abstract paintings in the 1990s and gained critical success towards the end of the decade with his large-scale, figurative works. Embracing a highly personal, “psychedelic” aesthetic, Richter’s works are often painted with almost fluorescent colours and have a luminosity which at times appears electric. The artist posits his work within a long tradition of painting—notably, the genre of history painting—while also integrating contemporary elements into his compositions: these are often based on images taken from magazines and newspapers, and burlesque dancers, comic-book super heroes, zombies, and policemen are amongst his recurring subjects.
Born 1962 in Lütjenburg, Germany, Richter studied at the Hochschule der Bildenden Künste in Hamburg. Richter’s work has been the subject of several solo exhibitions worldwide, most recently in 2011 at the kestnergesellschaft, Hanover. In 2010, he designed a series of stage sets for the Salzburg Opera’s production of Lulu in conjunction with a solo show at the Museum der Moderne Rupertinum, Salzburg, Austria. A major survey was organized by the Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, in 2007, and travelled to the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague; Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga, Spain; and the Denver Art Museum, Colorado.
Work by the artist is held in prominent collections internationally, including the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague; Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Germany; Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; and The Museum of Modern Art, New York. He lives and works in Berlin and Hamburg.