Daniel Richter: Lonely Old Slogans




Since the 1990s, Daniel Richter has shaped painting in Germany as few others have done. The question of how painting can react to the political, social and media realities of today serves as a starting point for Richter’s artistic work. Through the intersection of art historical, mass media and popular culture clichés, Richter creates idiosyncratic worlds and images of unstable realities.

Lonely Old Slogans traces Richter’s earliest, colour-intensive abstract improvisations through to his figurative works, described by the artist as a new form of history painting. Since 2000, he has painted narrative scenes filled with figures, often inspired by reproductions from newspapers or history books. These works convey the complex atmosphere of a moment, rather than depicting historical events or celebrating political utopias, foregrounding the contradictions and complexities of our times.

Duration 02 July 2017 - 17 September 2017
Times Tuesday to Sunday: 10.00am – 6.00pm Wednesdays: 10.00am – 9.00pm
Cost Free
Venue Camden Arts Centre
Address Arkwright Road, London, NW3 6DG
Contact / info@camdenartscentre.org / www.camdenartscentre.org

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