Andreas Nottebohm

1944 · Germany

Artist biography

Andreas Nottebohm is a contemporary artist considered well established, who originates from Germany. Andreas Nottebohm was born in 1944. Some of the artist's contemporaries that are born around the same year and in the same country include Sigmar Polke and Rebecca Horn.

Andreas Nottebohm's Gallery representation

Andreas Nottebohm's work is on display at Modernism Inc. in San Francisco, the United States.

Further Biographical Context for Andreas Nottebohm

Andreas Nottebohm was born in 1944, grew up during the 1960s and was inspired by the artistic atmosphere of the time. Artistically, the decade began with the twin movements of Pop and Minimalism emerging alongside each other. On one hand, Pop espoused the visual culture of the mainstream and mass media, and of products and consumerism. Artwork by artists like Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Tom Wesselmann and Claes Oldenberg was inspired by the popular culture of the fast developing Capitalism of the United States, taking things like advertising, comic books and ideas surrounding celebrity culture as their main visual cues. A parallel movement was established on the West Coast in California - a strain that also related to language in art, and is viewed as the very first flowerings of conceptual art. Minimalism developed a formal language with no external references, based solely on line, colour and geometric form as key components of both painting and sculpture. The key figures of Minimalism included Frank Stella, Donald Judd and Agnes Martin. Pop Art was a powerful offshoot of minimalism, a discipline made famous by through the work of artists like Victor Vasarely and Bridget Riley. Around the world many artistic movements echoed the creative concerns of the previously mentioned movements, often with regional specialties and nuance. In Italy, Lucio Fontana and Piero Manzoni established Spatialism, and in Germany the Zero group under the leadership of Gunter Uecker adopted similar ideas. The influential school of Existentialist Philosophy was an important source of inspiration for creatives, with artists like Francis Bacon and Alberto Giacometti achieving international prominence for their idiosyncratic approaches to the human form and the anguish related to the human condition.