Breaking Boundaries: The Ever-Evolving Art of Gerhard Richter

In this lecture, we will explore the work of the German contemporary artist Gerhard Richter, who has many times in his career been seen as an “outsider” by the art world. Despite his more recent status as one of the most influential artists of the 20th and 21st centuries, Richter has often resisted being categorized or associated with any particular artistic movement or style. Instead, his work is defined by its diversity: ranging from photo-realistic paintings to abstract compositions, and from colossal paintings to intimate compositions.

Through an examination of Richter’s life and work, we will explore how Richter’s unique perspective has allowed him to challenge traditional artistic conventions and push the boundaries of what art can be. We will also examine the ways in which his work reflects his personal experiences and the broader socio-political contexts in which he has lived and worked.

Whether you are a seasoned art enthusiast or simply curious about the work of one of the most innovative artists of our time, this lecture promises to provide a fascinating glimpse into the life and work of Gerhard Richter, and the many ways in which he has redefined what it means to be an “outsider” in the world of art.

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Upon completing her Masters in Curating at The Courtauld Institute of Art, Bojana worked at TATE Britain and The Serpentine Galleries before seeking experience in the private art sector. For a few years she worked for private art galleries in Zurich and Paris before moving to the leading auction house, Christie’s, in London. During her four years at Christie’s she worked as a Specialist in the Post-War and Contemporary Art department where she also led art history lectures in collaboration with Christie’s Educational MA programme. Since then, Bojana has been working as a freelance art consultant, Art History lecturer and writer.

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