Gerhard Richter

Abstraction and Exile in Richter

2011Luke Smythe26 min 50 sec

Abstraction and Exile in Richter's Early Photo Paintings

Luke Smythe

Panorama: New Perspectives on Richter
Symposium at Tate Modern, London, UK
21 October 2011

Luke Smythe focuses on Richter's early photo paintings. He discusses the connection between Richter's relocation to West Germany and the development of the characteristic blurring technique in his paintings.

Having graduated from Auckland University in 1999, Luke Smythe is currently a PhD candidate at Yale University. His dissertation in progress focuses on abstraction in Gerhard Richter's art.