Gerhard Richter, Germany b.1932 / Jockel (145-5) 1967

Ziggy the Westie visits GOMA to see Richter’s ‘Jockel’

‌Hi there. Remember me? I’m Ziggy the Westie and I occasionally write on cool shows at QAGOMA. You might remember my past reviews of ‘California Design: 1930–1965. Living in a Modern Way‘ (2014) and how could you forget all the great dogs in ‘Portrait of Spain: Masterpieces from the Prado‘ (2012). This time I’m talking…

Gerhard Richter: The Life of Images

The ‘Life of Images’ an extensive exhibition of works by Gerhard Richter, one of the world’s most highly regarded and influential artists, was exclusively at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) from 14 October 2017 until 4 February 2018. ‘Gerhard Richter: The Life of Images’ features intimate family portraits, large-scale abstracts and tapestries, exquisite landscapes,…

Gerhard Richter, Germany b.1932 / Ella (903-1) 2007 / Oil on canvas / Private Collection / © Gerhard Richter 2017

Gerhard Richter’s remarkable command of style and genre

‏For more than fifty years, Gerhard Richter has proven his remarkable command of almost every style and genre of painting. That Richter is both a figurative and abstract painter is one of the most surprising aspects of his art. His painting encompasses realism based on photographs and magazine cuttings, large-scale abstracts produced by dragging layers…

Gerhard Richter Abstract painting (726) 1990

Gerhard Richter in Australia

The first major exhibition in Australia of work by Gerhard Richter – one of the world’s most influential artists – was shown exclusively at Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) from 14 October 2017 until 4 February 2018. ‘Gerhard Richter: The Life of Images’ was a rare opportunity for Australians to experience the scope of…