Grit Richter


Painting, Sculpture, Installation

About Grit Richter

Abstract figures or figural abstraction? Grit Richter’s paintings can neither be classified as one nor the other entirely. They depict amorphous entities in bold colors. Their bends and twists serve as a space onto which familiar emotions can be projected: exhaustion, closeness, procrastination, gently approaching, or intimate merging. Grit Richter’s imagery searches for answers to the question of how emotions, memories, or the unconscious can be represented.

Just recently, she has expanded her artistic practice to include pastel drawings. The high luminosity of the intense pigments and the possibility of creating fluid transitions allow Grit Richter’s abstract forms now to take shape on paper, not just on canvas. This new medium for her artistic production comes in addition to painting, textile works, objects made of neon tubes, and installations.

Grit Richter (*1977) began studying at the Dresden Academy of Fine Arts and graduated from the University of Fine Arts Hamburg (HFBK), studying under Norbert Schwontkowski, among others. After graduating in 2007, her work has been shown at numerous solo exhibitions and group exhibitions, both in Germany and abroad. Similarly, her work has also been featured in a variety of publications, such as Art, Monopol, and ZEIT Magazin.