Regina is pleased to announce a first solo Moscow exhibition of an internationally reputed artist Daniel Richter. Firstcomers will be glad not only to gain sight of the acclaimed artist’s paintings, but to meet him in person at the opening as well.
Daniel Richter manages to combine different painting styles by using cultural codes from the archives of art history, mass media and contemporary pop culture. The major characteristic of Richter’s artwork is his way of placing familiar images into a completely new, unusual and seemingly inappropriate context, often surreal and sinister. This explains why most of his works create associations with nightmares. They bring onto the viewer the feeling of danger, anxiety, emotional instability and violence. The characters of his works scare and attract at the same time, but it is them who have won the public’s heart – phosphorous skeletons, zombie-masked creatures, lonely rockers and demonic dogs.