Andrea Geyer

1971 · Germany

Artist biography

Andrea Geyer is is an established, mid-career contemporary artist, who was born and brought up in Germany, like other celebrated artists such as Dirk Bell, Florian Heinke., Daniel Sinsel, Karl-Luis Vossbeck, and Julie Crenn. Andrea Geyer was born in 1971.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Andrea Geyer is represented by several galleries around the world, including countries such as the United States and Germany. Some of those galleries are HALES and Hales Gallery | New York in the United States, as well as Galerie Thomas Zander in Germany. Andrea Geyer's work has most recently been exhibited at HALES in New York (04 March 2019 until 19 April 2019) with the exhibition On this day.

Further Biographical Context for Andrea Geyer

Andrea Geyer was born in 1971 and was primarily influenced by the 1990s. 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 famous 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 defiant yet enterprising. Due to the large amount of media coverage that they garnered, 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 major 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.

Andrea Geyer

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