Gerhard Richter (b 1932) is widely regarded as one of the most important artists working today.
Spanning nearly five decades, and coinciding with the artist's 80th birthday, this is a major retrospective that groups together significant moments of his remarkable career.
Since the 1960s, Gerhard Richter has immersed himself in a rich and varied exploration of painting.
Continually challenging the relevance of the medium, his practice has encompassed a diverse range of techniques and ideas.
Gerhard Richter: Panorama will highlight the full extent of the artist's oeuvre. It will include realist paintings based on photographs, colourful gestural abstractions such as the squeegee paintings, portraits, subtle landscapes and history paintings.
Richter also works with other media and materials to address the status of painting, for instance over-painting his own photographs or photographing details of his own paintings.
Punctuating the exhibition will be a series of glass constructions from 1960s, 1970s and 2000s and mirror works that Richter began making in the 1980s.
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