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German Painter Daniel Richter Returns to LA With Color and Fury cover

German Painter Daniel Richter Returns to LA With Color and Fury

“Violence and love, like obsession and submission, are close bedfellows, and then there is also the furor—the rage,” says curator Eva Meyer-Hermann of Daniel Richter’s latest batch of abstract paintings.

Now on view at Los Angeles’ Regen Projects, Furor II is an exercise in repetition, transformation, and metamorphosis. Using an original 1916 postcard of two wounded WWI soldiers as his sole source material, the German artist explores new avenues of color, form, and texture for each painting in Furor II. Through repetition, Daniel transforms his source material into complex, often joyful, compositions that oscillate between abstraction and figuration.

Now on view at LA’s Regen Projects, Daniel Richter’s new solo exhibition, ‘Furor II’ is an exercise in repetition, transformation, and metamorphosis.
‘Look at you’

Using bold colors and gestural mark-making, Daniel transforms human figures into steam shovels, distended teardrops, shattered rib cages, even butterflies. Sharp lines jut across patchy color-blocking, like horizon lines in competition, while the outlines of witnesses and onlookers take shape in the foreground. Unsettling yet ultimately playful, Richter’s newest paintings address social, political, and historical issues, while the frenetic furor of his process results in open-ended compositions that defy categorization.

“The motifs in Daniel Richter’s latest works—distantly reminiscent of human figures—do not signify specific people or events,” says Eva Meyer-Hermann. “[But] their dancing, their wrestling, their attacks on others are like any form of human resistance to an overwhelming force.”

Furor II is on view at Regen Projects through December 23, 2022, and marks Daniel’s fifth solo show at the gallery. For more information, please visit the gallery’s website here.

Violence and love, like obsession and submission, are close bedfellows, and then there is also the furor—the rage.” — Eva Meyer-Hermann, curator

Now on view at LA’s Regen Projects, Daniel Richter’s new solo exhibition, ‘Furor II’ is an exercise in repetition, transformation, and metamorphosis.
‘CURSE THE IRON BUTTERFLY’
Now on view at LA’s Regen Projects, Daniel Richter’s new solo exhibition, ‘Furor II’ is an exercise in repetition, transformation, and metamorphosis.
‘some results’
Now on view at LA’s Regen Projects, Daniel Richter’s new solo exhibition, ‘Furor II’ is an exercise in repetition, transformation, and metamorphosis.
‘inhale deeply’
‘the Grind’
‘not a drill’
‘Stairs creaking, clinking’
‘from behind’
‘distant flowers’
‘another drill’
‘Ententanz’
‘Empty the apartment’

Regen Projects: Website | Instagram

All photos published with permission of the artist(s).

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Morgan  Laurens 

Morgan Laurens is an arts writer who lives in the Midwest and enjoys saying "excuse me" when no actual pardon is needed. She is the founder of So Long See You Tomorrow, an organization that helps artists and creative entrepreneurs write about their work, craft a story, and get back in the studio. Learn more at: https://solongseeyoutomorrow.com

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