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Exhibition March 25 − April 12, 2019

Gerhard Richter: Editions 2005-2018

Phillips Gallery in Hong Kong presents an exhibition of German artist Gerhard Richter. In the works of the author there is a constant change of artistic styles that are excluded from any artistic classification. The central theme in the works of Richter is the principles, limits and possibilities of painting.

German artist, sculptor and photographer Gerhard Richter is one of the most famous artists in contemporary art. In 1951 he began studying at the Dresden Academy of Arts. Ten years later, Richter moved to West Germany and continued his studies at Kunstakadem in Düsseldorf. In the early 1960s, the artist began using photographs as templates for his paintings. A distinctive feature of these figuratively realistic, almost photo-realistic works is the vagueness of the motives that should indicate the truth behind these paintings. At about the same time, the artist created monumental, abstract color schemes, cityscapes and monochrome gray paintings. Since the mid-1970s, the work of Gerhard Richter has focused on the creation of abstract works. Since the late 1980s, he has painted large vertical and horizontal stripes on his wet canvases. Throughout this process, layers of color overlap or even disappear completely.

Personal exhibitions of the artist are held around the world. Works are in museum and private collections.