Wanda Richter Forgách, born in Berlin in 1937, studied graphic design at the School of Applied Arts in Münster before continuing her studies at the National Academy of Arts in Düsseldorf.
From 1963 to 1986 she worked as a costume designer and was involved, in close cooperation with the stage designer Thomas Richter-Forgách, in more than 200 stage productions in Germany and abroad.
Since 1988 she has worked as a painter and freelance costume designer, and since 1994 she has shown her works at the annual Great Art Exhibition of North Rhine-Westfalia in Dusseldorf, and others.
“In my paintings I start from shapes found in nature: plants, flowers, animals and human beings. In my paintings of plants I try to retrieve the hidden geometry of their beauty, their proportions, the golden ratio, which reigns all plants on this earth. In my paintings of humans, often nudes, I take my inspiration from scenes of daily life. In the process, the basic emotions of human existence emerge, often unexpectedly: delight, pain, fear, alienation, enthusiasm, love. Ideally, the viewer would be confronted with his own feelings.”
Battle of the Sexes
Battle of the Sexes, 1997
Acrylic on canvas, 130 x 120 cm
Due tempi
Due tempi, 2010
Acrylic on canvas, 91 x 70 cm