1983 · Germany
Alex Grein is an established mid-career artist, who originates from Germany, like other famous artists such as Kaspar Müller, Werner Schreib, Thorsten Kern, Kathrin Edwards, and Eva-Maria Schön. Alex Grein was born in 1983.
Galleries and Exhibitions
Alex Grein is represented and exhibited by fiebach, minninger located in Cologne, Germany. Alex Grein's work are currently exhibiting at Galería Helga De Alvear in Madrid with the exhibition Más Espacio | Mehr Raum / Renania Libre | Freies Rheinland (12 February 2020 - 29 April 2020). Alex Grein's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; MOMENT (07 February 2019 - 08 March 2019) at Achenbach Hagemeier in Berlin and Photon | Icon (13 June 2019 - 11 July 2019) at Galerie Ampersand in Cologne.
Further Biographical Context for Alex Grein
Born in 1983, Alex Grein's creative work was predominantly influenced by the 1990s. A collective of artists working in the United Kingdom, who came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, defined the artistic culture of the 1990s. Affiliated loosely by their age and nationality, they were a diverse collective of practitioners. Many of the YBAs attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by the ‘super collector’ of the time, Charles Saatchi. The most well known member of the group is Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). The YBAs became famous for their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, alongside their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an outlook that was defiant yet enterprising. Due to the large amount of media coverage that they received, they dominated British art during the 1990s, and their work was epitomised in the group show ‘Sensation’. Conceptual photography began to gain popularity, and was particularly inspired by German ideas and artists. German artists such as Andreas Gursky, Thomas Struth, and Wolfgang Tillmans gained international recognition, and in turn artists such as the Canadian Jeff Wall created works with a cinematic aesthetic that was inspired by the German artists’ work. In terms of painting, Albert Oehlen and Martin Kippenberger gained influential status in the artistic community.
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