"Looking at lights or brights, closing my eyes, these pictures are burning in my eyelids. These visions and impressions are grey-colorful or monochromatic colored. Intense colors, unconventional surfaces, depth of field to unsharpness and dissolve connections, that I want to document in my pictures."
German Artist, Youssef Riegel was born 1956 in Duesseldorf and finished school in 1974 where he was a student of Gerhard Richter (1969/1970). In 1980 he became a photo assistant at the Studio of Rolf Ploeger in Duesseldorf, Germany, mainly working with Still Life, Pack-Shots + free works. In 1981 Riegel studied at Art Academy to Duesseldorf with Tony Cragg and the same year, he produced for Joerg Immendorff in Duesseldorf in the darkroom especially for his archive b/w image prints. In 1982 and for several years he worked as an Assistant at Die Schablone Gallery, Duesseldorf. Between 1993-2001, Riegel traveled, studied and worked in France and Morocco. Since 2007 he works independently as an artist and 2013-5 he operated his own Gallery "dasbuntehaus" in, Moenchengladbach-Down Town, Germany.
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