(German, b. 1971 in Munich, Germany, live and works in Munich and Berlin, Germany)
Richard Schur’s abstract paintings, large and small, employ a grid-based code of ever-mutating sequence of color. Discovering newly surprising harmonies in the interplay of colors – from natural to artificial, from subtle to raw – in what up close prove to be creamily painterly surfaces he creates serene visual spaces. For Schur, abstraction is “a place of collective and personal memories, experiences and emotions”. He clearly shows his interest in the directness of Expressionism, the clarity of Hard Edge and the precision of the Renaissance painters.
Schur graduated in 2000 from the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, where he was Assistant Professor from 2002 to 2008. His museum solo exhibitions include shows at the Kunstverein Ravensburg, Germany (2011, 2008); Alpine, Graz, Austria (2010); and Städtische Artothek, Munich, Germany (2005). His works were featured in many group shows, among others at the Kunstverein München, Germany (2013, 2012); CCA Andraxt, Mallorca, Spain (2011); Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany (2009); Guangdong Art Museum, Guangzhou, and Duolun Museum Shanghai, both in China (2005). Schur has been exhibiting with several galleries in Europe, in the US he is with ART 3 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.
His works are held in many public and corporate collections, including: Guangdong Museum of Art, China; Centro Cultural Andraxt, Mallorca, Spain; in Germany: Staatliche Grafische Sammlung, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich; Städtische Artothek, Munich; Ravensburg City Collection; Katholische Akademie, Berlin; Contemporary Art Collection of the BMW Group, Munich; Allianz Versicherungs AG Collection, Munich; and HypoVereinsbank Collection, Düsseldorf.
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