Daniel Richter’s vibrant and multifaceted stream of paintings draws both from existing pictorial worlds and from inner visions – it is subjective and at the same time collective. By emotionally charging clichés from popular culture, the media, and stylistic elements from art history, Richter carries on the expressionistic gesture of immediacy in a conceptual way and once again questions the possibilities of painting, above and beyond stylistic definitions.
The exhibition at the Kunsthalle Tübingen, which is presented more in the form of a retrospective, is the first in many years to again provide a survey of Daniel Richter’s works in Germany – in all its facets. The exhibition has been organised in close collaboration with the artist and has been developed especially for the rooms at the Kunsthalle Tübingen. The main focus is on the figurative impulse in Daniel Richter’s work and on the question of how, again and again over the past three decades, the artist, through his figurative repertoire, has both thematically and stylistically re-addressed the relationship between man, body and society, as well as between internal and external reality.