Andreas Herzau

1962 · Germany

Artist biography

Andreas Herzau is a contemporary artist considered well established, who was born in Germany, like other prominent artists such as Artur B., Mirjam Thomann, Anna Leonhardt, Katharina Grosse, and Andreas Siekmann. Andreas Herzau was born in 1962.

Further Biographical Context for Andreas Herzau

Born in 1962, Andreas Herzau was largely influenced by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of growing global capitalism, political upheaval, global mass media, wealth discrepancies and distinctive music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a heavy impact on the generation of artists growing up during this era. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the 1980s marked the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also distinguished by the African Famine. During this time influential art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a particular hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were primary artists working during this period, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained an influential reputation.

Andreas Herzau

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