Lives and works in Hamburg, Germany
In my artistic work I use a wide range of media and techniques. It comprises multilayered and bright colored oil paintings, sculptures made out of pigmented plaster and concrete, Neon sculptures, huge paper collages, objects made out of glass, used wood, acrylic glass or bitumen, wall paintings as well as fabric works and sculptures. The works can be arranged as room-filling installations or shown as individual pieces.
During the production process my aim is to combine formal severity and simplicity with a more playful sense of intuition and coincidence. The different media share one visual language that is mostly abstract. Nevertheless it always reveals some figurative elements which are often bizarre, humorous or soothing through their combination of colours, forms and material. The constant osccillating between figuration and abstraction creates spaces of meaning - allowing the viewers to find their own way to the work.
The structures and complexity of emotional movements, remembrance and the unconsciousness are fields of interest for me. And, moreover, the question if there is a way of showing these complex processes through art? Within my work, I am searching for a way to visualize the unrepresentable. I want my work to be seen as aesthetic parables of our inner world.
Danke für alles / Thanks for Everything 2016-2017 Oil and acrylic on dyed and bleached canvas 120 x 85 cm / 47 x 33,5"
Danke für Alles Installation view at Museum Gunzenhauser, Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz, 2017
Das Leben eben 2018 Oil on bleached canvas 170 x 130 cm / 67 x 51"
Forever Now 2018 Oil, acrylic on bleached canvas 160 x 120 cm / 63 x 47"
To The Moon And Back 2018 Oil on canvas 210 × 170 cm
Figures 2019 Dimensions variable
I‘d Like to Spend More Time With You 2019 Oil on linen 210 x 170 cm / 82,5 x 67"
Just Us 2019 Oil, bleach, dye and fabric on denim 180 x 140 cm / 71 x 55"
The Inner Smile 2019 Oil and bleach on denim 130 x 105 cm / 51 x 41,5"
If You Close The Door, The Night Could Last Forever 2019 Oil on linen 170 x 210 cm / 67 x 82"
About the Artist
Grit Richter was born in 1977 in Dresden, studied at the Hochschule für bildende Künste, Hamburg (class of Anna Gudjónsdóttir and Norbert Schwontkowski).
She lives and works in Hamburg. Her works will be and have been exhibited at Museum im Prediger, Schwäbisch Gmünd (2020); salondergegenwart 2019, Hamburg; C. Rockefeller Center for the Contemporary Arts, Dresden; Showroom MTFA, Munich (2019); Galerie Tanja Wagner, Berlin; Galerie Kai Erdmann, Hamburg (2018); Museum Gunzenhauser, Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz; Galerie Tanja Wagner, pop up store in New York (2017); Vanha Paukku Cultural Center, Lapua, Finnland; Galerie Tanja Wagner, Berlin (2016); Galerie Ruttkowski, Cologne (2015); Galerie Tanja Wagner, Berlin; Frappant e.V., Hamburg; Galerie Kai Erdmann / Ehemaliges Haus Ungarn, Berlin; Feinkunst Krueger, Hamburg (2014); Galerie Tanja Wagner, Berlin; Galerie M + R Fricke, Berlin; Deichtorhallen Hamburg / Sammlung Falckenberg, Hamburg; Power Galerie, Hamburg (2013); Powergalerie, Hamburg; Frappant, Hamburg; Power Galerie, Hamburg (2012).
She was nominated for the Villa Aurora Fellowship (2016). She received the Work grant visual art, Hamburg (2012) and DAAD travel grant, Vienna (2009).