Altan Eskin

1979 · Germany

Artist biography

Altan Eskin is a mid-career established artist, who originates from Germany, like other prominent artists such as Sebastian Weggler, Ralf Altrieth, Ati Maier, Katharina Meister, and Moses & Taps™. Altan Eskin was born in 1979.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Altan Eskin's work is available for viewing at L.A. Galerie Lothar Albrecht located in Frankfurt, Germany. Altan Eskin most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at L.A. Galerie Lothar Albrecht in Frankfurt (02 December 2017 until 03 February 2018) with the exhibition Myth Nature - Landscape without Horizon.

Further Biographical Context for Altan Eskin

Altan Eskin was born in 1979 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1990s growing up. A group 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 varied 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 known for their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, alongside their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was rebellious yet commercial. 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 images with a cinematic quality that was inspired by the German artists’ work. In terms of painting, Albert Oehlen and Martin Kippenberger secured influential status in the artistic community.

Altan Eskin

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