André Hemer

1981 · New Zealand

Artist biography

André Hemer is an established mid-career artist, who originates from New Zealand, like other celebrated artists such as Peter Robinson, Dane Mitchell, John Forrester, Alice Wormald, and Gregory Bennett. André Hemer was born in 1981.

About André Hemer's work

André Hemer is renowned for producing abstract work. Abstract art does not try to represent a faithful depiction of a visual reality, or of nature itself, but instead, with the use of colours, gestural elements and shapes tries to achieve its effect. The term can be applied to art that is primarily based on an object, or figure, where the main features have been simplified. Abstraction has been highly significant in modern art since the 1900s, with its origins grounded in Impressionism. One of the first, most influential movements related to abstraction is Cubism, with artists such as Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque, who through their work laid the foundations for a significant number of branches of abstract art.

Galleries and Exhibitions

André Hemer's work is on display in two galleries, which are Kristin Hjellegjerde London | Wandsworth in the United Kingdom and Kristin Hjellegjerde Berlin in Germany. André Hemer's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition The Cobra Effect at Kristin Hjellegjerde London | Wandsworth in the United Kingdom. The exhibition was open from 08 June 2018 until 21 July 2018. André Hemer's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; Kristin Hjellegjerde London | Wandsworth in the United Kingdom (27 April 2018 - 26 May 2018) with the name ART BRUSSELS and Hollis Taggart Galleries in the United States (06 October 2018 - 27 October 2018) with the name HIGHLIGHT: CHELSEA. André Hemer's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called ART BRUSSELS and took place at Kristin Hjellegjerde London | Wandsworth in the United Kingdom from the 27 April 2018 to 26 May 2018.

Further Biographical Context for André Hemer

André Hemer was born in 1981 and was predominantly inspired by the 1990s growing up. 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, united generally by their age and nationality. A number 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 famous 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 enterprising. The group was predominant in the British art scene in the 1990s and their group show ‘Sensation’ is now viewed as legendary. The art world was influenced by a number of trends throughout the decade, the divisive, hyper-realistic sculptures of Maurizio Cattelan and the sensitive, conceptual work of Felix Gonzalez-Torres epitomised the atmosphere of the era.

André Hemer

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