Richard Schur studied at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich and graduated as Master of Fine Arts in 2000. From 2002 to 2008 he taught painting as Assistant professor with Jerry Zeniuk at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich. In 2005 he received the arts prize Bayerischer Kunstförderpreis. Schur’s work has been shown in galleries and museums since 1998. Schur is known for complex abstract paintings, combining “visual enquiry and art historical references with an element of playfulness”. His works have been described as “Metaphorical Grids”, containing clear color blocks, presented with the geometric precision of Piet Mondrian. Initially Schur works with studies, allowing his motifs to evolve over an extended period of time, experimenting with color choices as part of an intuitive process. The motifs are then transferred to larger canvases or grounds, on which the artist uses the formal language of Hard-edge painting to “gain a sense of clarity in the interaction of colors”. His art is also about bringing together the “light, spirit and atmosphere” of various locations around the world that have inspired him.
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