Daniel Richter is a phenomenally talented young German painter. Isn't his work extraordinary?
Daniel Richter's work, from top to bottom:
Elektro/a, 2005, oil on canvas
Winterreise 3, 2009, oil on canvas
Winterreise 4, 2009, oil on canvas
Reflect, 2008, oil on canvas (This painting can be found at the Montreal Museum of Fine Art, where, very happily, I'm able to visit the huge canvas 6 out of 7 days a week)
Still, 2002, oil on canvas
Tarifa, 2001, oil on canvas
The most wonderful thing about loving a contemporary artist is that they continue to produce work; new pieces to see on a semi-regular basis if you're lucky. And if you're phenomenally lucky, you'll find yourself at a new exhibition of their work. As if being in Vienna around Christmastime isn't luck enough- like walking around in a fairy tale-if you're there this year you can see Richter's paintings in person at the Sammlung Essl museum, on through January 10th.
The Grimm in Amsterdam also has an upcoming exhibition of his work from November 28th to January 9th, and Galerie Haas in Zurich is scheduled to have an exhibition starting December 4th. A virtual cornucopia of art for you to admire should you happen to be in Europe in December! I'd hit every one.
Have a wonderful weekend! And a happy Halloween!