Richard Ahnert

Toronto / Canada

After Toronto-based artist Richard Ahnert finished his art studies, he went on to study technical illustration and graphic design. This combination paved the way for him to take anthropomorphic painting to a new level. He succeeds in doing this by lacing his pictures with a quiet, yet unmistakable animism – an abiding kinship between human and animal. Ahnert exhibited his works for the first time in 2010. Since then, shows have followed in galleries in Canada and the US. His work can be found on his collaboration with URBAN NATION on Project M/14 in 2019. […]

Biography / Richard Ahnert

After Toronto-based artist Richard Ahnert finished his art studies, he went on to study technical illustration and graphic design. This combination paved the way for him to take anthropomorphic painting to a new level. He succeeds in doing this by lacing his pictures with a quiet, yet unmistakable animism – an abiding kinship between human and animal. Ahnert exhibited his works for the first time in 2010. Since then, shows have followed in galleries in Canada and the US. His work can be found on his collaboration with URBAN NATION on Project M/14 in 2019.

Ahnert uses the representation of the relationship between animals and humans to explore themes such as emotion, metaphor and narrative with a satirical twist. Storytelling, accompanied by subtle humor and deep reflection, is at the heart of his work. His paintings have received numerous awards and can be found in private and public collections in North America, Europe and Australia.

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