Daniel Richter Exhibited at The Saatchi Gallery

Daniel Richter
Jawohl und Gomorrah


oil on canvas

225 x 370cm
Daniel Richter’s Jawohl und Gomorrah possesses an operatic quality. Borrowing themes from both Christianity and German history, Richter constructs his contemporary scene with theatrical flair: his figures are staged in Baroque composition, their outlandish costumes and mask-like faces lend an element of surreal spectacle. The fervent emotion of grand drama is carried through Richter’s frenetic style of painting: thick brushwork battles with translucent drizzles and impassioned smears; acid tones are electrified against the sombre ground. Reminiscent of Ensor’s nightmarish crowds, Richter infuses this street scene with apocalyptic celebration.
Daniel Richter


Oil and Ink on Canvas

280 x 380cm
Richter uses paint on a canvas surface to conjure up illusions of time and space. Still has a certain Pre-Raphaelite quality, reminiscent of ghostly figures witnessing the drowning of Ophelia. Much like Doig, Richter gets to the heart of paint, capturing a magnetic vibrancy through texture, richness of colour and illusion of light. Richter designs an exuberant and luscious otherworld, made all the more believable by the invention of, and adherence to, his own rules of image-making.
Daniel Richter


Oil and Ink on Canvas

306 x 339cm
Daniel Richter’s work subverts the genre of epic historical painting. Often working from media images, his large-scale paintings reconstitute current events as timeless fables, spinning the anxiety of contemporary zeitgeist into overwhelming tableaux of allegorical fantasy. In Gedion, Richter paints a crowd of people outside a stadium. The figures are given a ghost-like presence, radiating with a supernatural aura. The carnival-esque atmosphere is infused with a malefic tension; a boozy Saturday night reconstituted as imperious myth. In the background, naked figures tend to the building; their presence is reminiscent of cherubs in Renaissance religious painting.-->
Daniel Richter


Oil on canvas

283 x 232cm
An array of magic lies in Richter’s Trevelfast. In a nightmarish scene, he paints a ghoulish rider desperate for escape from the unnatural powers of the night or the blazing red suggestion of fire. Richter handles paint with an unwieldy passion: every colour in his controlled chaos retains its purity. His paintings radiate with their own internal light, bringing his dreamy scenes of contemporary fable to life with timeless authority.
Daniel Richter
Those who are here again


Oil and lacquer on Canvas

259 x 393cm
In Those who are here again, highly rendered paintwork provides an ebullient scene: a group of mysterious figures gathered round a fire, an urban residence illuminated in other-worldly glow. It’s ambiguous high drama that Richter does best: perhaps a scene of violence, vagrancy or simply a party, his paintings are infused with wonder, enigma and a silently creeping paranoia.

Daniel Richter's Biography

Daniel Richter
Born in 1962, LĂĽtjenburg, Germany
Lives and works in Berlin and Hamburg


Daniel Richter, kestnergesellschaft, Hanover

Daniel Richter, Regen Projects, Los Angeles, California
Daniel Richter, Spagotzen, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria
Daniel Richter: The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady, Museum der Moderne Ruperinum, Salzburg, Austria

Daniel Richter, Essl Museum of contemporary Art, Klosterneuberg, Austria
Daniel Richter: Imitators Be There, Galerie Haas, Zurich
Daniel Richter: Technowarrior, Grimm Fine Arts

Daniel Richter: Die Idealisten, David Zwirner, New York
Rock und Polizei, Regen Projects, Los Angeles

Daniel Richter: A Major Survey, Hambuger Kunsthalle, Hamburg
Den Haag, The Hague; Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga, Málaga, Spain;
Denver Art Museum, Colorado

Daniel Richter, Kunstmuseum Basel - Museum fĂĽr Gegenwartskunst

Daniel Richter, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin

The Morning After, David Zwirner, New York
Daniel Richter: Pink Flag, White Horse, The Power Plant, Tornoto
Belkin Art Gallery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, national Gallery of Canada

Hirn, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin
Hearn, Galerie Bernier/Eliades, Athens

GrĂĽnspan, K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, DĂĽsseldorf

La Cause du Peuple, Patrick Painter, Los Angeles
Billard um halb Zehn, Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Kiel, Germany

Die Frau, Rock n’ Roll, Tod, Nein Danke! Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany
FĂĽr Immer, Gesellschaft fĂĽr Aktuelle Kunst, Bremen, Germany
Je ne suis pas un robot, Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris

Experiment Freund, Galerie Freund/Wind, Vienna
Fool on a Hill, Johnen and Schöttle, Cologne

Organisierte Kriminalität, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin

17 Jahre Nasenbluten, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin

Daniel Richter, Galerie JĂĽrgen Becker, Hamburg

Neue Bilder, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin


Berlin Zeichnet/ Berlin Draws! Ludwig Museum im Deutschherrenhaus Koblenz, Koblenz, Germany
Die Nacht, Nachtdarstellungen in der zeitgenössischen Malerei, Städtische Galerie Delmenhorst, Delmenhorst, Germany
If Not In This Period Of Time- German Contemporary Painting: 1989-2010, Museu de Arte de SĂŁo Paulo
Frost, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin
Hareng Saur:Ensor and Contemporary Art, Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (S.M.A.K.), Ghent
Painters on the Run, Kunsthaus Stade, Stade, Germany
Permanent Trouble, Kunst aus der Sammlung Kopp, Kunstforum Ostdeutsche Galerie
Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany

Die Kunst ist Super! Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum fĂĽr Gegenwart, Berlin
Paint Made flesh, The Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, Tennessee

The Gallery, David Zwirner, New York
The Collection, Essl Museum, Vienna

Jonathan Messe and Daniel Richter: Der Archäologische Schrecken, Helms-Museum, Hamburg
Der Symbolismus und die Kunst der Gegenwart, Van der Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal, Germany
Jetzt, Beck and Eggeling Galerie, DĂĽsseldorf
Passion for Art: 35th Anniversary of the Essl Collection, Essl Museum Contemporary Art, Vienna
Paint it Blue:ACT Art Collection Siegfried Loch, Weserburh Museum fĂĽr Moderne Kunst, Bremen, Germany
Die Petische der Erinerung, E-Werk, Freiburg, Germany; Kunstverein Rosenheim, Rosenheim, Germany

Ein Teller ELEND, layr:wuestenhagen Contemporary, Vienna
Tokyo-Berlin/Berlin-Tokyo, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
What Would I Be Without You…, City Gallery Prague, Prague
Once upon a time in the West: Part One, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin
Faces of a Collection, Kunsthalle Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany
Beaufort Inside- Beaufort Outside: Shore Hosts Art, 2006 Beaufort Triennial, Ostend, Belgium
Daniel Richter, Uwe Lausen, Contemporary Fine Arts , Berlin
The Triumph Of Painting: Part IV, the Saatchi Gallery, London
Tokyo-Berlin/Berlin-Tokyo, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo

Styles and Stile:Contemporary German Painting from the Scharpff Collection, Sofia Art Galleria, Sofia, Bulgaria
Goetz Meets Falkenberg:Works from the Goetz Collection and the Falcenberg Collection, Sammlung Falckenberg, Hamburg
The Triumph of Painting, Leeds City Art gallery, Leeds, UK
Daniel Richter/ Jonathan Messe, Kunsthaus Stade, Stade, Germany
Udk Berlin: Fakultät Bildende Kunst, Berlinische Galerie, Berlin
Falckenberg Collection, Helsinki City Art Museum
The Triumph of Painting Part II, The Saatchi Gallery, London
Big Bang, Destruction and creation in 20th Century Art, Le Centre National d’Art et de Culture, Georges Pompidou, Paris
La Nouvelle Peinture Allemande, Le Musée d’Art Contemporain, Nimes, France

Neueröffnung, Museum der bildenden Künste, Leipzig
Museum der bildenden KĂĽnste Leipzig, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin
Huts, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Trinity College, Dublin
Rheingold III, Städtisches Msueum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, Germany

HeiĂźkalt: Aktuelle Kunst aus der Sammlung Scharpff, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg
Unheimlich, Städtische Galerie Delmenhorst, Delmenhorst, Germany
Moskau/Moskau – Berlin 1950-2000, Gropiusbau, Berlin
Ludwig Richter und seine SchĂĽler + Daniel Richter, Hochschule fĂĽr Bildende KĂĽnste Dresden
New Abstract Painting. Painting Abstract Now, Museum Morsbroich, Morsbroich, Germany

Preis der Nationalgalerie, Hambuger Bahnhof, Berlin
Kunst Nach Kunst, Neues Museum Weserburg Bremen, Bremen, Germany
Looking at Painting I, Galerie Tanit, Munich

Vantage Point, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
Painting 2001, Victoria Miro Gallery, London

Beute, Produktivität und Existenz, Kunstamt Kreuzberg, Berlin
Abstrakte Kunst, Neues Museum, Staatliches Museum fĂĽr Kunst und Design, Nuremberg, Germany
Berlin - Binnendifferenz, Phase 1 - Wien, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna [itinerary: Benger Areal, Bregenz, Austria
Europe: Different Perspectives in Painting, MuMi Museo Michetti, Francavilla al Mare, Italy
Saolon, Delfina Project Space, London
German Festival in India, National Gallery of Modern Art, Bombay Birla Academy of Art &
Culture; Calcutta; Karnataka; Chitrakala; Parishath; Bangalore, India; National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi
Daniel Richter, National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi

Kunstpreis der Böttcherstraße in Bremen, Kunsthalle Bremen, Bremen, Germany
Richter Bohlen Koether, Freund/ Wind Gallery, Vienna
Scorpio Rising, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin
Gallery Swap, Contemporary Fine Arts as Sadie Coles HQ, Sadie Coles HQ, London
Mozart on Television - New Painting from Germany, Deitch Projects, New York
Malerei, INIT Kunst-Halle, Berlin
Officina Europa, Galleria d’Arte MOderna de Bologna, Bologna, Italy
German Open, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany

Salon 98, Galerie Bärbel Grässlin bei Tishman & Speyer Properties Messeturm, Frankfurt
Otto-Dix-Preises, Kunstsammlung Gera, Gera, Germany
Made in Berlin, Rethymon Center for Contemporary Art, Crete

Punch In Out, Kunsthaus Hamburg, Hamburg
Melancholie und Eros in der Kunst der Gegenwart - Sammlung Murken
Ludwig Forum fĂĽr Internationale Kunst, Aachen, Germany

Maleri III, Monika SprĂĽth Galerie, Cologne
Sammlung Volkmann zeigt: Faustrecht der Freiheit, Kunstsammlung Gera, Gera, Geramny; Neues
Museum Weserburg, Bremen, Germany

Deutscher KĂĽnstlerbund, Scharfer Blick, Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, Germany
StĂĽtzmappe a.k.a. Support Portfolio, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin