German artist Daniel Richter was a student at the Hochschule fur bildende Kunste in Hamburg during the early part of the 1990s. During this time, he studied with Werner Buttner and Martin Kippenberger. Before studying in Hamburg, Richter was part of the revival of demonstrative painting in the 1980s. As well as a prolific career as an artist, Richter has also pursued a career in academia. During the 2000s he was Professor of Art (Painting) at the Universitat der Kunste in Germany, and he now teaches at the Akademie der bildenden Kunste in Vienna, Austria.
Richter’s early focus was on abstract painting. His style was colourful and vibrant and drew comparisons to graffiti art. Since the early 2000s he has been producing large scale scenes that are inspired by popular culture, such as newspapers and books. Daniel Richter has exhibited all over the world, but he is perhaps best known for his work on set designs. He has designed sets for ‘Bluebeard’s Castle’ and for ‘Lulu’ at the Salzburg Festival. His work is exhibited in some of the world’s most prestigious galleries, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, The Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Boros assemblage in Germany and the Falckenberg Display in Hamburg.