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Travelling I do like a lot but my favourite journey is my white canvas.”

I always work from a theme: a landscape, figure, mythological symbols, old cultures. It can, in actuality, be anything at all that evokes familiar feelings and images in me and so serves as a simple resource to inspire my work. I do not in any way attempt to actually represent the original resource-subject. Working from evoked images, I find myself arriving in a no-man’s land of meaning, and then gradually the subject finds itself, its own naked and vulnerable life…”like the frail tracks of a bird in the snow…”

The painting will finally complete itself and its meaning find itself, in the eyes of the viewer.

Susan Richter
Born 1947 Hilversum

Training:

Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam 1970-1977
!978-1980: Stay in Burkina Faso
1983-1987: master class with Eduard Flor
1987-1992: Stay in Tanzania
until 1999: studio in Kortenhoef
since 1999 living and working in Doesburg, Loosdrecht and Berlin

Exhibitions among others:

Centre Culturel Francaise Nairobi
National museum Dar es Salaam
Goethe institute Dar es Salaam
Galery Remmele Germany
Galery Espace Laag Keppel
Loods 6 Amsterdam
Galeria Lenten, Epse
Galery 27 Wassenaar
Het oude kerkje Kortenhoef
Gallery Gallery Métanoïa Paris (2013)
Gallery Marzia Frozen Berlin (2013)
Shedhalle Tübingen Germany  (2014)
Convento De Santo Domingo , Spain (2014)