Andreas Breunig

1983 · Germany

Artist biography

Andreas Breunig is is an established, mid-career contemporary artist, who was born in Germany, like other prominent artists such as Chris Goennawein, Daniele Ansidei, Achim Freyer, Kai Mailänder, and Giorgio Sommer. Andreas Breunig was born in 1983.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Two galleries around the world represent and exhibit Andreas Breunig's work. These are Nino Mier Gallery in Los Angeles, the United States and Galerie Warhus Rittershaus in Cologne, Germany. Andreas Breunig's work has most recently been exhibited at Nino Mier Gallery in Los Angeles (15 March 2019 until 26 April 2019) with the exhibition THE WINDOWING SYSTEM – AS A (HYPERSTATIC) PROBLEM. Andreas Breunig's only other exhibition is Image Vision, which took place at PPC Philipp Pflug Contemporary in Frankfurt, Germany (17 October 2019 - 22 November 2019).

Further Biographical Context for Andreas Breunig

Andreas Breunig was born in 1983 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1990s. Art in the 1990s was defined at the beginning of the decade by a group of artists in the United Kingdom that came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists. They were a diverse group of artists, affiliated loosely by their age, nationality, and their association with Goldsmiths and the Royal College of Art in London, alongside being favoured by super collector of the time Charles Saatchi. The most successful artist of the group is Damien Hirst, who was also an early organiser of group activities. Other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Wood. Much of their art became known for shock tactics and the sensationalism of both material and message. They also became famed for their use of throwaway materials, wild-living, and an attitude that was simultaneously counter-culture rebellion but also entrepreneurial. They gained considerable amount of media coverage and dominated British art during the 1990s. Their international shows in the mid-1990s included the now legendary ‘Sensation'. Relational Aesthetics became a key idea. It was a term coined by curator Nicholas Bourriaud in the 1990s to describe the tendency to make art based on, or inspired by, human relations and their social context. Works by artists like Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as significant artists who worked to this outline.

Andreas Breunig