Gerhard Richter

Gerhard Richter
*1932 in Dresden; lives in Cologne
Gerhard Richter’s work is deeply engaged with both photography and painting. Many of his paintings have family snapshots from private albums or mass media reproductions as their foundation. When a painting is the starting point for a photographic work, as in the case of the series 128 Details from a Picture (Halifax 1978) II, then the information within the photographic image is blurred, turned into allusions, obfuscations, and traces.