Alexander Heim

1977 · Germany

Artist biography

Alexander Heim is an established mid-career artist, who was born in Germany, like other prominent artists such as Lia Darjes, Chris Goennawein, Herbert Warmuth, Grit Hachmeister, and Albrecht Schäfer. Alexander Heim was born in 1977.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Two galleries around the world represent and exhibit Alexander Heim's work. These are Lullin + Ferrari in Zurich, Switzerland and Galerie Karin Guenther in Hamburg, Germany. Alexander Heim's work has most recently been exhibited at Galerie Karin Guenther in Hamburg (05 September 2019 until 25 October 2019) with the exhibition Fifty Typhoons.

Further Biographical Context for Alexander Heim

Born in 1977, Alexander Heim was primarily influenced by the 1990s. In the United Kingdom, a group of artists known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, dominated the artistic culture of the decade. They were a loosely affiliated and diverse group, connected generally by their age and nationality. Many of the members had attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by Charles Saatchi, the ‘super collector’ of art at the time. The most well-known member of YBAs is arguably Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). Through their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, the YBAs gained a divisive reputation image which was further fuelled by their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was at the same time rebellious and entrepreneurial. The group was predominant in the British art scene in the 1990s and their group show ‘Sensation’ is now viewed as legendary. German artists and ideas strongly influenced trends in conceptual photography during this time. German artists such as Andreas Gursky, Thomas Struth, and Wolfgang Tillmans gained major recognition, and inspired international artists such as the Canadian Jeff Wall, who created images with a cinematic expressiveness that were inspired by the themes represented in the German artists’ work. At the same time, Albert Oehlen and Martin Kippenberger gained influential status in the field of painting.

Alexander Heim

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