Abstract painting (725-3) (1990)

The bold and apparently random gestural marks of this painting are actually the result of careful consideration. Gerhard Richter’s abstract works raise questions about the evident processes of painting and the capacity of the medium to convey meaning and evoke a mood. Richter came to international attention as one of a new wave of important young German painters in the mid 1960s, and throughout his career has continually juxtaposed genre against genre, exploring the visual and perceptual intersections of realist, romantic and media-related images. Richter’s Abstract paintings have dominated his work since 1976.