Richard Winkler

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Richard Winkler
Richard Winkler Portrait.jpg
BornJune 26, 1969 (1969-06-26)
Norrköping, Sweden
Education, Stockholm
, Stockholm
Known forPainting

Richard Winkler (born June 26, 1969) is a Swedish painter and sculptor.[1]


Richard Winkler was born in 1969, Norrköping Sweden. He studied graphic design and illustration at the Beckman's School of Design in Stockholm. For a couple of years he was working as an illustrator for advertising agencies and magazines. In 1997, he moved to Bali, Indonesia, where he currently lives with his wife and two daughters and works as a full-time artist.

Richard is primarily famous for his colorful and light contemporary art. His paintings celebrate obese figures in bright color, popped up between mysterious landscapes and detailed flora inspired by his life in Bali, the island of the Gods. Since his days at the Beckman's School of Design in Stockholm, Winkler has experimented with various forms of human body. His superior knowledge on the subject results in an artistic expression that reflects his distinctive style. Today, his name conjures up images of tubular human figures and colorful paddy fields in a tropical Balinese setting.


Bali has been an important influence to Winkler's works. His earlier paintings were focused on the abstract lines and curves of the human body, the exaggerated curves of the limbs, in particular. These later became more and more human likes-after his move to Bali in 1997. During the autumn of 2009, Richard had his 9th solo exhibition in ARTSingapore, where critics called Richard and his work the star of the show[2]

To the delight of his collectors', Winkler's versatility extends beyond two-dimensional works. His recently completed sculptures illustrate his obsession with the human body. Just like his paintings, Winkler has successfully executed his idea of a perfect female figure and presented it in the three-dimensional bronzes. These artworks were exhibited for the first time in Art Bazaar Jakarta on August 2009.



  1. ^ Artnet: Richard Winkler
  2. ^ "ARTSingapore 2009 Fair – new photography fair, high value sales and gallerists pick top fairs in Asia today". October 21, 2009.

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