Grit Richter
Coping Strategies

Coping Strategies is Grit Richter’s sixth solo exhibition at Galerie Tanja Wagner. Six large format oil paintings will be on display, each of which offer a new twist to the artist’s ever evolving figurative language.

Two elements meet in Tree of Life – an exchange takes place, connection develops, growth begins. An emanating warmth seems to spread and flow from one into the other. We become witnesses to a moment of transformation, the emergence of something new. From where we observe this process, however, remains elusive. Do we move within the microcosm? Are we observing cells, vessels, roots, energy flows? But then again, don’t the forms resemble breasts, organisms, perhaps even planets? In mystic traditions the tree of life symbolizes the union of opposites. It’s there, where things are set in motion and unexpected links are formed, where knowledge can flourish.

The exhibition’s title, Coping Strategies, refers to the way individuals, groups, or even societies confront threatening situations or phases. While these strategies might lead to the improvement of a situation, sometimes they’re merely distractions from it. Distinctions are thus made between “adaptive” and “maladaptive” Coping Strategies.

Richter’s exploration of behavioral and emotional states continues with like I’ll Be Your Mirror and The Unfinished Story. The color spectrum flows between dark violet tones, through searing oranges, until it gets to a cold green. Hands multiply and intertwine themselves, shapes are gathered and trimmed, elements are clustered and merged. The paint is applied either densely or, sometimes, appears almost translucent. Each painting is dedicated to a process. Each them contain multiple overlapping perspectives of these processes, as the artist works with modes of representation from the sciences, psychology, alchemy, pop culture, and computer design.

Text: Julia Voss

Grit Richter
Tbt (Strings of Life), 2022
Oil on linen
180 x 140 cm

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Grit Richter
I’ll Be Your Mirror (01), 2022
Oil on linen
140 x 110 cm

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Grit Richter
I’ll Be Your Mirror (01), 2022
Oil on linen
140 x 110 cm

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Grit Richter - Coping Strategies, 2022

Grit Richter
How to Disappear Completely (Study 01), 2021
Soft pastels on pastelmat paper
40.7 x 39.5 cm, 44 x 48 x 4 cm (framed)

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Grit Richter
Lovers Variation 01, 2021
Soft pastels on pastelmat paper
50 x 41 cm

€ 3,500.00 (VAT not included)

Grit Richter
Study for Lovers, green and yellow 01, 2021
Soft pastels on pastelmat paper
34.6 x 43.8 cm

€ 3,000.00 (VAT not included)

Grit Richter
3 People, 2021
Soft pastels on pastelmat paper
34.8 x 42.5 cm

€ 3,000.00 (VAT not included)

Grit Richter - Coping Strategies, 2022

Grit Richter
Tree of Life, 2022
Oil on linen
210 x 160 cm

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Grit Richter
Dear Diary, 2022
Oil on linen
100 x 80 cm

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Grit Richter
Dear Diary, 2022
Oil on linen
100 x 80 cm

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Grit Richter - Coping Strategies: The Omm, pt.02, 2022

Grit Richter
Coping Strategies: The Omm, pt.02, 2022

Grit Richter
The Unfinished Story, 2022
Oil on linen
210 x 160 cm
Edition of 5 + 1 AP

€ 8,000.00 (VAT not included)

Grit Richter - Coping Strategies, 2022
Grit Richter - Coping Strategies: The Omm, pt.01, 2022

Grit Richter
Coping Strategies: The Omm, pt.01, 2022

Grit Richter
Coping Strategies: The Omm, pt.01, 2022
Oil on linen
160 x 120 cm

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Grit Richter
The Unfinished Story, 2022
Oil on linen
210 x 160 cm

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Grit Richter - The Unfinished Story, 2022

Grit Richter
The Unfinished Story, 2022

Grit Richter
The Unfinished Story, 2022
Oil on linen
210 x 160 cm

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Grit Richter - Tbt (Strings of Life), 2022

Grit Richter
Tbt (Strings of Life), 2022
Oil on linen
180 x 140 cm

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Grit Richter - I'll Be Your Mirror (01), 2022

Grit Richter
I’ll Be Your Mirror (01), 2022
Oil on linen
140 x 110 cm

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Grit Richter - How to Disappear Completely (Study 01), 2021

Grit Richter
How to Disappear Completely (Study 01), 2021
Soft pastels on pastelmat paper
40.7 x 39.5 cm

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Grit Richter - Lovers Variation 01, 2021

Grit Richter
Lovers Variation 01, 2021
Soft pastels on pastelmat paper
50 x 41 cm

€ 3,500.00 (VAT not included)

Grit Richter - Study for Lovers, green and yellow 01, 2021

Grit Richter
Study for Lovers, green and yellow 01, 2021
Soft pastels on pastelmat paper
34.6 x 43.8 cm

€ 3,000.00 (VAT not included)

Grit Richter - 3 People, 2021

Grit Richter
3 People, 2021
Soft pastels on pastelmat paper
34.8 x 42.5 cm

€ 3,000.00 (VAT not included)

Grit Richter - Tree of Life, 2022

Grit Richter
Tree of Life, 2022
Oil on linen
210 x 160 cm

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Grit Richter - Dear Diary, 2022

Grit Richter
Dear Diary, 2022
Oil on linen
100 x 80 cm

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Grit Richter - Coping Strategies: The Omm, pt.01, 2022

Grit Richter
Coping Strategies: The Omm, pt.01, 2022
Oil on linen
160 x 120 cm

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Grit Richter - The Unfinished Story, 2022

Grit Richter
The Unfinished Story, 2022
Oil on linen
210 x 160 cm

Sold

Grit Richter - Coping Strategies: The Omm, pt.02, 2022

Grit Richter
The Unfinished Story, 2022
Oil on linen
210 x 160 cm
Edition of 5 + 1 AP

€ 8,000.00 (VAT not included)

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