In Christina Quarles’s (b. 'Fuck that'* say the ten painters in Radical Figures at Whitechapel Gallery, an exhibition that's dedicated to painting the human figure. Painted in 2001. 1980, UK) look to art history, literature and children’s stories in their darkly humorous and carnivalesque scenes. Eileen Agar: Angel of Anarchy. Richter, who studied with Büttner in the 1990s and later worked as Oehlen’s studio assistant, was inspired by many of their teachings. Richter 2001' (on the reverse) The paintings of Daniel Richter (b. Whitechapel Gallery Public Events, Performance and Film programme. Situated within a rich history of shipwreck depictions – from J. M. W. Turner to Max Beckmann – it is a powerful emblem of today’s world, reaffirming painting’s role as a vital tool for social commentary. Charging their vibrant canvases with a social and political undertow, they echo the words of Philip Guston: ‘I got sick and tired of all that Purity. In reference to this show, Meese proclaims: Art is Don Quijote! The stock market boom, powered by the wolves of Wall Street and Square Mile wide-boys, was bankrolling the neo-expressionist swagger of artists like Julian Schnabel, Georg Baselitz and Philip Guston. 137 ¾ x 110 ¼in. 1984, Kenya) narratives of politics and violence in East Africa, equivocally conveyed in the lush, exoticised style of Gauguin. The spring exhibition programme, including Radical Figures: Painting in the New Millennium, Carlos Bunga’s monumental environment and Spain’s most important collection of contemporary art will be … As Lydia Yee, chief curator of the Whitechapel Gallery’s exhibition, writes, ‘What look like abstract patterns on the figures and their clothing can also be read as heat maps of bodies’ (L. Yee, ibid., p. 7). 1965, France) protagonists occupy a brightly lit universe that is both dream and nightmare, while Dana Schutz’s (b. 1990, USA) pieces together paint, fabric and print for a cast of characters inspired by the streets of Harlem. 1969, UK) canvases congeal into figures, whose sources range from pornography to art history, before dissolving back into painterly marks. Coming soon. Tarifa Please note that this lot which was not marked with a circle or diamond symbol in the printed catalogue is now subject to a minimum price guarantee and has been financed by a third party who is bidding on the lot and may receive a financing fee from Christie’s. There were snakes in Teaching snakes to be snakes (2008), a painting by Ryan Mosley. Gary Hume explores the Hiscox Collection. Artists also critique from within or expand on the styles and subjects of canonical male painters. The paintings of Daniel Richter (b. Please see the conditions of sale for further information. oil on canvas In Germany, the movement had been most radically embodied by a group of young artists including Martin Kippenberger, Albert Oehlen and Werner Büttner – energetic revolutionaries who proposed a subversive overhaul of aesthetic convention. The sea, too, glimmers like a photograph in the process of developing, yet to reveal its true depths. Laura and Barry Townsley Find an in-depth biography, exhibitions, original artworks for sale, the latest news, and sold auction prices. Art is Daddy Cool! Richter – like Bonnard, and indeed Doig – is conscious of paint’s inherent capacity for storytelling. A towering centrepiece of the Whitechapel Gallery’s acclaimed 2020 exhibition Radical Figures: Painting in the New Millennium, Daniel Richter’s Tarifa is a major work that demonstrates his extraordinary contribution to figurative painting. Uniting form and subject to terrifying effect, the brush strokes rendering the menace of the dark sea and the contrast … Ten painters, ranging in date of birth from Daniel Richter in 1962 to Tschabalala Self in 1990, make up the Whitechapel Gallery’s survey “Radical Figures: Painting in the New Millennium” works, which, the gallery states, “represent the body in experimental and expressive ways to tell compelling stories and explore vital social concerns.” Since painting was pronounced dead in the 1980s, a new generation of artists has been revitalising the expressive potential of figuration. View Daniel Richter’s 528 artworks on artnet. The artist cites Neo Rauch as a partial influence, admiring his surreal history paintings that used figuration to political ends. Josh Lilley, London Here, he felt, was an artist who looked at the changing visual culture of his time – including the rise of photography – and asked how painting might react. Tarifa by Daniel Richter, 2001. As Beate Ermacora writes, ‘[the] scene relegates the whole Romantic tradition of heroic seascapes to the category of a sentimental delusion: these figures are not poetic meditations on the human condition, but emblems of a very real crisis’ (B. Ermacora, quoted in Daniel Richter: Billard um halbzehn, exh. The Whitechapel Gallery in London announced the upcoming exhibition focused on the contemporary figuration produced by artists active since the 2000s. Daniel Richter b. Much like Kippenberger, who also subverted the historic connotations of the shipwreck genre in his 1996 take on Théodore Géricault’s The Raft of the Medusa, Richter infuses his composition with a dark sense of pathos. Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale, PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED BRITISH COLLECTION, DANIEL RICHTER (B. Courtesy of Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, London, Paris, Salzburg They were accompanied by foot-women, women whose… 25 Aug - 3 Jan 2021. White Cube, 77-82 Whitechapel High St Could Hot Chocolate Be the Key to … Please also note the estimates for this lot have changed and are now £600,000 – 800,000. Galerie Eigen + Art (Image at top.) Pictures and details of Radical Figures: Painting in the New Millennium at Whitechapel Gallery, London, February 6 - August 30, 2020 - Contemporary art with installation views. Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac See available paintings, prints and multiples, and works … 1981, Iran) primal fantasies of abject men and children shift from comedy to debasement, from paint to shit. In updating the genre for the twenty-first century, the work affirms Richter’s status as one of the sharpest chroniclers of his time, fully alert to painting’s role in changing our perception of the world. Photo: David Parry/PA Wire. The rollicking surfaces of Cecily Brown’s (b. Yet where Oehlen and Kippenberger had both migrated from figuration to abstraction during their early careers, Richter’s oeuvre evolved in the opposite direction: around the turn of the millennium, he began to dispense with his riotous, gestural language in favour of increasingly representational idioms. Richter’s fabulous, and prescient Tarifa (2001), in which anxious migrants, picked out in psychedelic colours, drift in an inflatable orange raft upon a dark and ominous sea, is a … Daniel Richter is a German artist known for his large-scale paintings inspired by mass media and contemporary culture as seen in his painting Lonely Old Slogan (2006). I wanted to tell stories’. Pilar Corrias Gallery Spanning over three metres in height, the work belongs to a body of paintings based on news stories. From wit and whimsy to the weak and shouty: Whitechapel Gallery’s Radical Figures reviewed. Herzogenrath, Wulf, Ludwig Lugmeier, and Cord Riechelmann, im Atelier Liebermann: Daniel Richter/Jack Bilbo, published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Cologne, Germany, 2017 2016. Highlights. 1962, Germany) lives and works between Berlin and Hamburg. Whitechapel Gallery is temporarily closed. A towering centrepiece of the Whitechapel Gallery’s acclaimed 2020 exhibition Radical Figures: Painting in the New Millennium, Daniel Richter’s Tarifa is a major work that demonstrates his extraordinary contribution to figurative painting. 1962, Germany) draw from current events – the migrant crisis or Taliban mythology – as do Michael Armitage’s (b. Selected Monographs: 2017. 1976, USA) contorted figures give form to unconscious drives. ... Michael Armitage, Christina Quarles, Sanya Kantarovsky, Ryan Mosley, Daniel Richter, Dana Schutz, and Tschabalala Self) that explore the representation of corporeality through painting. Exuberant and explicit, each artist revels in the expressive potential of paint. Tala Madani’s (b. In Whitechapel Gallery’s Radical Figures: Painting in the New Millennium, ... Daniel Richter, Sanya Kantarovsky, Tala Madani, Michael Armitage, Nicole Eisenman, Dana Schutz, Ryan Mosley, Christina Quarles, and Tschabalala Self experiment with depictions of the body. Executed in 2001, it stems from a critical turning point in his practice: during this period, Richter began to move away from the wild abstractions of his youth – forged under the influence of the German ‘Junge Wilde’ – and channel his energies into politically-charged, expressive imagery. Daniel Richter’s artwork Encounter in the Hinterland, 2011 is typical of his nightmarish and hallucinations scenarios that are rooted in the global news media. Thomas Dane Gallery Nicole Eisenman’s (b. Richter came to prominence in the years following the rise of international Neo-Expressionism. Sanya Kantarovsky (b. LONDON.- Whitechapel Gallery will reopen to the public on 14 July 2020 with new Health & Safety measures in place to prioritise the welfare of staff and visitors. Richter translates the daytime image into a vision of vivid chromatic contrast, as if detected at night through an infrared lens. Nalini Malani: Can You Hear Me? It has been a while to be in a gallery since lockdown; the Whitechapel Gallery is always one of the most known contemporary art centres in London. For further information visit the exhibition’s website here. Courtesy Whitechapel Gallery (Opening image) Daniel Richter "Tarifa" 2001, Oil on canvas, 350 x 280 cm ©Daniel Richter / DACS, London 2019. Ohrt, Roberto, and Poul Erik Tøjner, Daniel Richter – Lonely Old Slogans, published by Lousiana Museum of … E1 7QX, © Whitechapel Gallery 2021 | Terms & Conditions | IFS | Technical help, Supported using public funding by Arts Council England. Together, these paintings provide a comprehensive overview of some of the best work on canvas being produced today, offering a powerful argument that figurative representation can be a radical act. Daniel Richter’s Tarifa forms part of Whitechapel Gallery’s Radical Figures exhibition . Through 40 canvases created over the last two decades, Whitechapel Gallery’s spring 2020 exhibition surveys the renewed interest in expressive and experimental modes of figuration among painters who have come to prominence since 2000. Buy Radical Figures: Painting in the New Millennium catalogue from Whitechapel Gallery, featuring work by Michael Armitage, Cecily Brown, Nicole Eisenman, Sanya Kantarovsky, Tala Madani, Ryan Mosely, Christina Quarles, Daniel Richter, Dana Schutz and Tschabalala Self. BIBLIOGRAPHY . 1962) ... Whitechapel Gallery is temporarily closed. Painting, as evidenced by this engrossing exhibition and contrary to rumours, is in rather rude health and appears immunised against the impact of dodgy influencers, commercial fads or corporate kisses of death. Radical Figures at the Whitechapel Gallery gathers together ten of the most interesting contemporary painters from around the world for a revelatory look at where painting is going today. ... Daniel Richter (b. Accelerate your escape. I was very pleased to be able to see this exhibition after the Whitechapel Gallery reopened in August. Its source was a photograph from an article published in 2000, depicting African migrants stranded in a small boat en route to the Spanish resort of Tarifa on the southern tip of the Iberian Peninsula. Michael Armitage, Kampala Suburb, Oil on Lubugo bark cloth, 196 x 150 cm, Private Collection, London, ★★★★★ – The Up Coming, ‘Together, these paintings provide a comprehensive overview of some of the best work on canvas being produced today, offering a powerful argument that figurative representation can be a radical act.‘, ★★★★ – The Telegraph, ‘a thoroughly intoxicating reminder that painting is alive and well.‘, ★★★★ – Morning Star, ‘Painting, as evidenced by this engrossing exhibition and contrary to rumours, is in rather rude health and appears immunised against the impact of dodgy influencers, commercial fads or corporate kisses of death.‘. London Organized in collaboration with the artists, the exhibition will include over fifty paintings, sculptures and works on paper by Jonathan Meese, Albert Oehlen and Daniel Richter from the Hall and Hall Art Foundation collections. From magazine issue: 8 August 2020. I am enjoying looking all the way down the train, watching the carriages move from side to side, as though the train were a long snake, curving through the city. At the same time, he was inspired by his encounters with the work of Pierre Bonnard in the Musée d’Orsay in Paris. 1982, Russia) and Ryan Mosley (b. 1985, USA) canvases, groups of polymorphous nudes are intimately entwined, merging with graphically patterned surfaces. 1984, Kenya) narratives of politics and violence in East Africa, equivocally conveyed in the lush, exoticised style of Gauguin. 7 Oct - 10 Jan 2021. Tarifa, Berliner Daniel Richter’s dramatic depiction of boat refugees, is the outstanding painting on show. Whitechapel Gallery exhibitions, artist commissions, projects and archive displays. 23 Sep - 6 Jun 2021. Here, he amplifies the emotional tenor of his source image through abstract techniques, toying with hyper-real colours and saturated lighting. It is perhaps no coincidence that Bonnard was also a major influence upon Richter’s contemporary Peter Doig, whose drifting, canoe-bound castaways invite close comparison with the present work. a thoroughly intoxicating reminder that painting is alive and well. Whitechapel Gallery is opening to the public on Tuesday 14th July 2020 with new Health & Safety measures in place to prioritise the welfare of staff and visitors. Several of the figures glare outwards at the viewer, imbuing the composition with a powerful voyeuristic tension. 1962, Germany) draw from current events – the migrant crisis or Taliban mythology – as do Michael Armitage’s (b. The curators of a new show at London’s Whitechapel Gallery would have us believe that painting had its last hurrah in the 1980s. DANIEL RICHTER . Homes & Interiors Property. London’s Prime Property Hotspots in 2020 (Despite Covid) Lifestyle Health & Beauty. Tschabalala Self (b. Whether it be Daniel Richter’s meditations on the migrant crisis or Michael Armitage’s narratives concerning the political landscape in East Africa, each of the artists in the exhibition have chosen subjects which have challenged conventional notions of what figurative paintings is. cat., Schleswig-Holsteinischen Kunstverein, Kunsthalle zu Kiel, 2001, p. 119). Kai Althoff goes with Bernard Leach. Luhring Augustine Radical Figures: Painting in the New Millennium is at Whitechapel Gallery from 6 th February until 10 th May 2020. signed and dated 'D. Trending. (350 x 280cm.) I was keen to see Daniel Richter and Cecily Brown's work as I have looked at their work previously both in art books such as Vitamin P and online through YouTube videos. Anna Souter. I am drawn to expressionistic… 1962 in Eutin (DE) Lives and works in Berlin and Hamburg (DE) ... 2010 Anti Away, Regina Gallery, Moscow (RU) The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady, Museum der Moderne/Rupertinum, Salzburg ... Whitechapel Gallery, London (UK) 2019 Live Forever, Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp Further to government guidance and in line with Tier 4 restrictions, Whitechapel Gallery is temporarily closed. Detail of 'Tarifa', 2001 by Daniel Richter Photograph courtesy Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, London, Paris, Salzburg/© Daniel Richter / DACS, London 2019 “From today, painting is dead.” These melodramatic words were uttered by French painter, Paul Delaroche on seeing a photograph for the first time. We are excited to announce that to start our 2020 programme Whitechapel Gallery brings together a new generation of artists who represent the body in radical ways to tell stories and explore vital social concerns in Radical Figures: Painting in the New Millennium. 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