Collection: Robert Ritter

Robert Ritter is a champion of materiality and uses paint almost as a high relief: different layers of colours are stacked one above another and the last of these layers acts as a canvas for the depicted subject. The subject of his works is not only the one depicted and that come from the tattoo culture, the traditional maritime art or the portraiture but also the paint itself with his texture. The canvas is either used almost as a pedestal and a support from which the paint emerges, or is reduced to a net so fragile that is at the breaking point. 
Robert Ritter